Health Physicist - Radiation Safety - Regular full-time 2023-231931

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Date Posted: 6/12/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-231931

Position Type: Regular full-time

Department: Radiation Safety Department

FTE Status: 1.00

Hours of Work: Other

Campus Site: Other

Shifts Weekday Required: Other

Shifts Weekend Required: Other

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

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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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.