The Windsor Regional Cancer Program (WRCP) at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) is seeking applications for a two-year residency in clinical radiation oncology physics. Currently, the program has an agreement in place to become CAMPEP accredited through affiliation with the CAMPEP accredited program at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University.
Qualifications for the residency position include a graduate degree in Physics or a related field: the preferred entry requirement is a Ph.D. in Physics or a related subject; the minimum entry requirement is a M.Sc. in Medical Physics. Preference will be given to graduates from CAMPEP accredited medical physics graduate programs. Candidates should also have good verbal and written communication skills, basic knowledge in radiation physics, and a strong interest in working in a multidisciplinary medical team. Applications are invited from all qualified candidates. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements. We thank all those who apply; however, only candidates chosen for interview will be contacted.
The Windsor Regional Cancer Program (WRCP) serves the people within the Erie-St.Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Current clinical resources in the Radiation Oncology Program include three Varian iX linear accelerators, Xstrahl orthovoltage X-ray unit, GE LightSpeed RT and Optima RT580 CT-Sims. WRH’s brachytherapy program utilizes a Varian GammaMed Plus iX HDR remoter afterloader for gyne and prostate treatments. Permanent I-125 seed implantation is also part of our clinical brachytherapy service. Advanced treatment planning systems are in clinical use including Eclipse, Brachyvision and Variseed. A GE Signa 1.5T MRI has been installed within the Department of Radiation Oncology dedicated specifically for oncology patients. Both the MR and CT-Sim projects were funded 100% through the hard work and dedication of the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation (WECCCF).
The successful candidate will join an energetic, progressive and clinically focused Medical Physics team consisting of three physicists, a physics assistants, four treatment planners and two accelerator technologists.
The Medical Physics Resident will receive hands-on training over two years covering all aspects of clinical physics related to radiation treatment including radiation safety, radiation dosimetry, treatment planning, brachytherapy, and quality assurance of all radiation therapy equipment. About one fifth of the resident’s time will be devoted to research. The resident is encouraged to participate in medical physics courses and radiation oncology training and clinical rounds. Upon successful completion of the program the candidate will have met the minimum requirements to be hired as a medical physicist.
Please submit curriculum vitae, transcripts of graduate and undergraduate studies (may be unofficial) and the names of three professional referees by November 30, 2013 to:
Mary Recchia, CHRP
Human Resources Advisor
For questions about this position, please contact Jeff Richer: firstname.lastname@example.org