Medical Physicist - BC Cancer, Prince George

Job Description

Prince George, British Columbia
Provincial Health Services Authority
200-1333 W Broadway
1
Full-time

The BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of cancer services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Abbotsford and Prince George. The BC Cancer’s Research Centre conducts research into the causes and cures for cancer.

 

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. 

 

British Columbia, Canada

Medical Physicist

Centre for the North – Prince George, BC

 

Permanent full-time Opportunity

 

Applications are invited for the position of Medical Physicist for the Centre for the North in Prince George, BC.  The Centre for the North is a full service cancer care facility with two TrueBeam treatment machines and a large bore GE CT simulator with 4D imaging capabilities.  Brachytherapy program includes a GammaMed HDR remote afterloader and an US unit for prostate imaging. ARIA is the provincial Patient Management System with a common database and the province uses Eclipse and Variseed systems for Treatment Planning.  State of the art treatment techniques such as RapidArc, IGRT, SABR and DIBH are fully operational along with participation in major clinical trials. The centre has active research programs for automation in treatment planning and 3D Printing applications for RT.  Current complement of Physics staffing includes 3 FTE Physicists (which this position expands to 4 FTEs), 1 FTE Physics Assistant and 2 FTE Radiation Therapy Service Technologists.

 

Reporting to the Medical Physics Leader, the successful candidate is expected to participate fully in all clinical services, treatment planning, quality assurance and development of new treatment techniques and protocols.  Excellent research and development opportunities exist for the successful candidate.  Academic appointments with the University of Northern BC in Prince George are possible for appropriately qualified candidates.

 

Candidates should have a Master or Doctorate degree in Medical Physics.  Preference will be given to those with a minimum of two years of experience as a medical physicist or with the successful completion of residency from an Accredited Program in Radiation Oncology Physics with special emphasis on Treatment Planning training.   Exceptional candidates not meeting these requirements may be considered, however the MCCPM certification or its equivalent is a prerequisite for advancement.  We offer a competitive compensation package.

 

In Prince George, you will be close to pristine wildernesses, enjoy access to some of the most beautiful and desirable places in Canada, and have limitless options for the lifestyle you desire.

 

Interested individuals should forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae with the names of three references to:

 

Narinder Sidhu, Ph.D., MCCPM, FCCPM, DABMP, FCOMP

Professional Practice Leader of Medical Physics for Centre of North at narinder.sidhu@bccancer.bc.ca with copy to Charity Kingsley at charity.kingsley@bccancer.bc.ca

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Contact

Narinder Sidhu
narinder.sidhu@bccancer.bc.ca

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