Medical Physicist - Nova Scotia Health
Salary: $68.37 - $90.72 Hourly
Nova Scotia Health, Atlantic Canada's largest academic health care organization, is recruiting a Medical Physicist for a newly created position the Cancer Care Program at the QEII Health Sciences Centre site in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a member of the Department of Medical Physics, you will play a vital role in cancer care, joining a dynamic team of 14 oncology and two imaging physicists, one oncology physics resident, a medical physics assistant, 13 dosimetrists, four electronics/IT technologists, two IMIT analysts, and one mechanical technologist.
You will be expected to support the clinical service as well as advance the department's academic mandate of research and post-graduate training activities. Clinically, you will take part in treatment planning, quality assurance and development of new treatment techniques and protocols. Academically, you will have a faculty appointment in the Dalhousie University Department of Radiation Oncology and will provide both teaching and supervision in CAMPEP-accredited Masters, Doctoral and Certificate programs in medical physics. The programs include nine graduate courses with thesis research in areas including novel technology for image guided and adaptive radiotherapy, innovative approaches to arc-based therapy, ablative treatment for ventricular tachycardia, novel detector development, improved methods for dosimetry of HDR brachytherapy and applications of functional and molecular imaging to radiation therapy. Our Department of Medical Physics expects research output among its faculty and provides resources, dedicated time and internal funding for graduate students. You will be expected to secure external research support in this context. Our medical physicists leverage exceptional support from Nova Scotia Health Research, Innovation and Discovery in facilitating industry engagement, establishment of intellectual property, and translation of R&D to commercialization toward the benefit of patients worldwide. Nova Scotia Health Medical Physics administers a CAMPEP accredited residency training program in oncology medical physics, and the successful applicant will serve as a preceptor in this program.
The treatment facility in Halifax includes seven Varian treatment units, including five TrueBeam units, one equipped with stereoscopic imaging and robotic guidance. All TrueBeam units include Developer Mode to support R&D initiatives. A major initiative is broad deployment of adaptive radiotherapy, currently with one HyperSight-equipped Ethos unit, and three additional Ethos units to be installed within the coming year. The facility administers an active brachytherapy service, including ultrasound-based, real-time prostate HDR. External beam and brachytherapy treatment planning are done with Eclipse and Oncentra, respectively. MRI and PET imaging and cyclotron facilities are also on site.
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
- Doctoral degree in Medical Physics or Physics with specialization in Medical Physics; and
- Certification by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (MCCPM) or the American Board of Radiology (DABR); and
- A strong track record of funded research in radiation oncology physics
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
In addition, you offer exceptional interpersonal, communication, organization and problem-solving skills.
In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.
Permanent, Full Time; 75 hours bi-weekly
Two positions available (one commencing April 2024 and the other commencing April 2025)
Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada.