• Medical Physics Resident

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/26/2018 8:43 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1542
    Job Type
    Temporary full time
    Career Level
    Experienced
  • Job Description

    POSITION: 

    Temporary Full Time Medical Physics Resident, (2 year training program)

     

    HOURS OF WORK: 

    7.5 hour shifts, Days


    JOB SUMMARY:  

    The Medical Physics Department at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC) is recruiting for a Medical Physics Resident. This is a two year training program for medical physicists supporting radiation oncology. The successful applicant will receive hands-on training covering all aspects of clinical radiation oncology physics, including radiation dosimetry, external beam treatment planning, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiation safety, image-guided radiation therapy, and quality assurance of all radiation therapy equipment. Residents are also expected to conduct research and to be active participants in teaching. Successful completion of the residency program will be determined by examination at the end of the two year term. At the completion of the program, the resident will have the knowledge and experience required to apply for clinical certification by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM).
    Grand River Hospital (GRH) is a 631 bed comprehensive community hospital located in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario that provides patient-centered care to more than 775,000 residents in the Region of Waterloo and the surrounding communities and the Oncology Program treats over 2000 new patients per year. The Centre is equipped with 5 TrueBeam linear accelerators, 2 Sensation Open CT Simulator, an Ortho-voltage X-ray unit, Eclipse Treatment Planning System, and an HDR brachytherapy suite. Most importantly, GRRCC Medical Physics offers a team-oriented working environment.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    The preferred entry requirement is a Ph.D. in Medical Physics or a related subject with completion of a CAMPEP accredited graduate program or certificate program. Minimum requirement is eligibility for a residency program as per CAMPEP. Candidates should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated research ability and a strong interest in working with a multi-disciplinary medical team are also assets. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, in accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
    An application will consist of a covering letter which describes the candidate's background and motivation for applying to the program, a detailed C.V., including the names of three professional references, and official university transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools. The Residency Program offers a competitive salary and benefits package during the training program and the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic medical physics team. Additional information about the Residency Program may be obtained from: Dr Ernest Osei, Ph.D., FCCPM, Program Director, ernest.osei@grhosp.on.ca or 519 749 4300 ext. 5407. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

     

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