Trillium Health Partners

Physics Associate

System ID
2022-30411
Job Type
Full Time
Location
Credit Valley Hospital
Number of Positions
1
Unionized
Non-Union

Job Description

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Position:                                       Physics Associate

File#:                                            2022-30411

Status:                                          Permanent Full Time (1)

Dept.Health System:                    Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre – Medical Physics Dept  

Site:                                         Credit Valley Hospital site

 Posted:                                         November 23, 2022

Internal Deadline:                        December 14th, 2022

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Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.

At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!

The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre at the Trillium Health Partners Credit Valley Hospital is seeking a full-time Medical Physics Associate who will work in collaboration with the Medical Physics team to provide technical support.

The Radiation Treatment program of the Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre treats approximately 4000 patients per year, utilizing 6 radiation treatment suites and 2 CT Simulation suites. The Radiation Treatment program is a fully integrated and electronic program. The Cancer Centre is equipped with six Varian Truebeam linear accelerators (two with HDMLC) with state-of-the art IMRT, IGRT and VMAT (RapidArc) technology as well as a 2 Philips Big Bore Brilliance CT-simulators. A fully networked infrastructure for treatment planning on Varian Eclipse on citrix platform for seamless treatment planning and delivery.  The Varian ARIA oncology information system provides electronic data for Radiation Oncology. Current clinical programs include Linac based Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Hyperarc) as well as a state-of-the-art Brachytherapy suite (Elekta Nucletron, Flexitron afterloader). 


 

Position Summary:

 

As an integral part of our Medical Physics team that currently includes 12 Medical Physicists, 4 Physics Associates, 4 Engineering Technologists, as well as a shared administrative assistant, the Medical Physics Associate performs quality assurance checks on radiotherapy and physics equipment, under the guidance of a Medical Physicist.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as required, and variable hours in order to have access to radiotherapy units and other physics equipment.

 

Responsibility:

 

Primary responsibility will include performing quality control measurements on radiotherapy and physics equipment, consistent with the Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance Program.  Maintain accurate records of quality control measurements (data collection, database maintenance).  Perform other duties as assigned with opportunities to participate in research and development activities.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum B.Sc. Physics, Physical Sciences or Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening);
  • Strong instrumentation skills (experience using radiation detectors and dosimeters is desired);
  • Demonstrated computer skills including ability to use spreadsheets, word processors and databases
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proven good attendance record with capability of maintaining the same standard.

 

 

Internal candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.

 

To pursue this career opportunity, please visit our website: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca

 

 

Trillium Health Partners is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with applicable legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations as well as the organization’s policies and procedures.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.

 If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodations(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

 

Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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