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Job Title:
Medical Physics Service Engineer

Posted Date:
10/31/2013
Closing Date:
11/30/2013

Job Description

Medical Physics Service Engineer
R.S. Mclaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre

Status: Full Time
File Number: OPSEU-130001096
Location: Oshawa
Wage Schedule: $29.21 - $39.17 per hour
Program: R.S. Mclaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre

POSITION SUMMARY:
To provide regular and emergency repair service and maintenance to equipment within the Radiation Oncology Program. The incumbent will interact with service personnel from equipment manufacturers to repair equipment during and outside of regular business hours and will implement and perform preventative maintenance routines for radiotherapy equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* provides engineering support service for equipment including linear accelerators, CT Simulators, high dose rate brachytherapy units, quality assurance equipment, dosimetry equipment and associated electrical equipment and computers;
* participates in preventative maintenance routines and quality assurance programs for all radiotherapy equipment;
* reads, analyses, interprets and follows signal flow on blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams;
* establishes and maintains a comprehensive range of test instruments, spare parts inventory and an up-to-date file of parts suppliers for all radiotherapy equipment;
* designs, constructs and repairs specialized electronic equipment required by Radiotherapy and Medical Physics;
* attends training courses for new or upgraded equipment as required;
* stays current with technology developments via self-study and peer to peer training;
* works safely in confined areas, (including high current/high voltage modulators (20 - 50 kV, 1000A) ), and on medical devices producing high energy ionizing radiation; and
* other duties as assigned by the Chief, Medical Physics.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* three (3) year Electronic Technologist diploma from a recognized community college or equivalent combination of education and experience;
* completion of specialized radiation safety training;
* must satisfy the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's License requirements for Class II prescribed equipment servicing;
* willingness to be classified as a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW) as per the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Act and Regulations;
* specialized service training for medical linear accelerator servicing and associated peripheral components preferred;
* demonstrated experience with computers, analogue and digital circuits, high voltage RF systems, vacuum and electronic control systems, including micro processor based systems;
* demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions;
* strong mechanical aptitude and solid knowledge of mechanical systems;
* ability to respond to workload pressures, and to work evenings and weekends as necessary to maintain high quality patient care and operational readiness;
* ability to work effectively with minimal supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team;
* demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including accurate and thorough documentation skills;
* knowledge of high energy ionizing radiation, high voltage systems and a willingness to work in this environment and in confined spaces.
* demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices, including staff, patient, and environmental safety, and participates in regular in-service education in this area

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Hospital and O.P.S.E.U.

Lakeridge Health thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.