BC Cancer, Surrey
The Physics Assistant with work direction from designated Medical Physicists assists with physics, technical and computer services in support of the planning and treatment of radiation therapy.
What you’ll do
Maintain an inventory of radiation physics equipment and ensure radiation physics equipment is kept in good working order through correct storage and usage; inform the Medical Physics Leader of any equipment malfunction and deficiency.
Assist the Medical Physicists with regular scheduled maintenance of radiation physics equipment by such means as performing quality assurance checks and testing.
Assist in performing measurements on radiation therapy equipment, as delegated by a Medical Physicist to:
Establish and maintain stability of geometrical parameters of radiation therapy machines such as laser alignment, isocentre accuracy, light/radiation field coincidence by following established program procedures.
Establish and maintain stability of radiation output from therapy machines by such means as performing regular radiation constancy measurements.
Verify radiation dose in specified geometries by such means as using geometric phantoms under conditions set down by the physicists.
Verify radiation dose predictions from radiation therapy planning systems by such means as using anthropomorphic phantoms under conditions set down by the physicists.
Verify suppliers of assay of radioisotopes by such means as direct measurement of the source activity.
Assist the Medical Physicist with computer related tasks by performing such duties as:Ensure continuity of shared responsibilities by communicating effectively with other team members.
Tabulating radiation physics data by such means as gathering percentage depth dose data, tissue air/maximum ratios, dose profile data.
Maintaining familiarity with departmental software by routine use of Wellhofer 3D scanning software and beam profile verification software in order to assist in performing measurements.
Maintaining statistical physics data by such means as gathering and tracking workload statistics for the planning module.
Maintain a safe environment for patients, families and staff through such methods as adhering to safety policies and standards and emergency procedures.
Maintain an awareness of risk factors related to radiation therapy and physics equipment through methods such as attending in-service lectures presented by individuals such as Physicists.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Health or Social Sciences
Five (5) years in a related research assistant, project coordinator, or policy analyst role in a health, social services, government, or community organization.
Knowledge of quality improvement and clinical practices relevant to the service/program area.
Understanding of and practical skills in project coordination/management, research and evaluation; relevant computer software applications; training and facilitation.
Related experience in conducting literature searches and reviews, best practice reviews, working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups.
Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict management and consensus building; excellent oral and written communications skills.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
What you bring
Bachelor of Science degree in Physics or Engineering Physics.
One(1)year of related experience in radiation therapy physics or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to BCCA
What you have
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Operate related equipment.
Organize and prioritize work.
Interpersonal skills, including the ability to: function as a team member; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; listen actively.
Demonstrated skills in CPR techniques.
Wage: $35.65 - $44.56
13750 96th Avenue. Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2
Monday to Friday; 0645-1445 / 0800-1600 / 1000-1800 / 1200-2000 / 1400-2200 or as operationally required
Requisition Number: 110730
What we do
BC Cancer bccancer.bc.ca provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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