Position: Accelerator Technologist
Status: Full Time (1)
Wage: $32.84 - $44.01
Dept/Health System: Medical Physics, Cancer Program
Site: Credit Valley Hospital
Posted: June 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Posted until filled
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 Site is seeking a full-time Electronics Technologist who will work in collaboration with the Medical Physics team to provide radiation treatment machine service and technical support in Radiation Oncology.
The Radiation Oncology program at the Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre has 6 Varian radiation treatment linear accelerators and 2 Philips Big Bore CT Simulation suites. The Cancer Centre is integrated with Varian ARIA oncology information system providing an infrastructure for electronic data in Radiation Oncology.
As an integral part of our Medical Physics team, the Electronics Technologist provides technical support working with a multidisciplinary team.
Note: The nature of this patient treatment operation may require the job to have on-call schedule and to provide off-hour coverage.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide regular and emergency repairs, service/maintenance to radiotherapy treatment units and simulators in a timely manner to minimize downtime.
- Interact with service personnel from equipment manufacturers to affect repairs, and remain with service personnel during non-working hours when necessary.
- Responsible for preparation and delivery of service reports.
- Responsible for maintaining an appropriate parts inventory.
- Maintain records related to equipment alerts and advisories as issued by manufacturer or other regulatory bodies
- Maintain current knowledge of emergency procedures, WHMIS and CVH, PRCC and departmental policies and procedures.
- Participate in Medical Physics Department Service and Quality Assurance meetings.
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned or required
- Successful completion of a three year Electronic Technologist/Engineering diploma from a recognized community college or post-secondary institution.
- Preferably 3-5 years of X-ray equipment repair. Diagnostic imaging, CT or MRI service is an asset.
- Specialized service training by Varian for medical linear accelerator servicing and associated peripheral components preferred.
- Experience with high voltage, high vacuum, high power microwave technology, electronic control systems, computers, robotics and microprocessor-based controllers is an asset.
- Knowledge of mechanical systems, hydraulics, and pneumatics is an asset.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work independently and make decisions under pressure
- Ability to communicate effectively with others, verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of safety issues associated with high voltage and ionizing radiation.
- Participate in installation of new equipment.
- Satisfactory attendance and performance record required.
- Commitment to high quality patient care
- Commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.
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 an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.
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 accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.
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We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.