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Health Physicist - Radiation Safety - Regular full-time 2024-7943

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

The Radiation Safety Department at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre currently has a Regular Full-Time opportunity for a Health Physicist.


Reporting to the Manager of the Radiation Safety Department, the Health Physicist plays key role in the Radiation Safety team and is responsible for a broad range of support and technical expertise for the Radiation Safety at Sunnybrook.


Summary Of Duties:

  • Ensuring that all activities involving radiation emitting devices are conducted in accordance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Performing structural shielding design / calculations for medical x-ray imaging facilities, evaluating existing lead shielding integrity and thickness.
  • Providing radiation dose calculations and risk evaluation for patients and staff.
  • Evaluating radiological imaging equipment performance.
  • Monitoring and auditing compliance with relevant regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Responding to, investigating and performing follow up of radiation safety related incidents/accidents.
  • Developing, implementing and promoting safe practices and conducting audits of the practices.
  • Developing and providing education and training in radiation safety.
  • Preparing technical reports including but not limited to shielding reports, dose assessment from unplanned events, and hazards / environment assessments related to radiation emitting devices.
  • Developing guidelines and documents specific to Sunnybrook employees and other stakeholders as required.
  • Reviewing radiation exposure levels, maintain occupational exposure data.
  • Performing other duties as required.


Qualifications / Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Medical Physics, Health & Radiation Physics, Radiation Biology or Nuclear Physics or a combination of equivalent education and experience, preferred. At a minimum, Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution in a relevant scientific discipline is required
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of recent, related professional operational radiation safety experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of radiation protection philosophies, procedures, equipment and techniques. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment
  • Demonstrated technical expertise and knowledge of applicable legislation and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with both provincial and federal regulations involving radiation hazards and safety
  • Knowledge of industry-recognized radiation safety organizations and practice standards
  • Related scientific working experience in radiation physics, radiation protection instrumentation, x-ray emitting equipment would be an asset
  • Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills in investigating issues, writing reports, providing advice and guidance; work well independently and collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Experience with teaching and training of staff preferred
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work to meet deadlines & objectives
  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Word and database applications
  • Experience working in a large hospital environment would be an asset


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