Date: 2024-06-24 19:39:47

Medical Physicist - Medical Physics

Job Description

Req ID: 173042
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Dickson Building - QEII - 5820 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1V7
Department: CANC Strat Stabilize Medical Physics CZ
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Status: Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 22-Feb-24

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

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.

About You

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)

Compensation and Incentives

$68.37 - $90.72 Hourly

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.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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