Physicist - Lakeridge Health

This position is being posted on behalf of Lakeridge Health. All applications are to be submitted via Lakeridge Health's external website at the following link: 


Job Title: Physicist


Posted Date: 1/30/2024

Closing Date: None specified

Functional Discipline: Durham Regional Cancer Centre

Job Description


Job Title: Physicist
Status: Regular Full-Time
Department: DRCC Medical Physics

Program: Durham Region Cancer Centre
8 Shifts, Days Schedule (Subject to Change)
Location: Lakeridge Health Oshawa
Wage Schedule: $65.016 - $85.050 per hour
Posting Reference: 2400000284


The Medical Physicists are responsible for all facets of medical physics services for the Durham Regional Cancer Centre (DRCC) and within the Central East Regional Cancer Program. Medical Physicists supply specialized scientific expertise to the Radiation Oncology Program within the Cancer Centre through the application of physics to medicine. They are instrumental in ensuring that radiation doses are delivered in an accurate, effective, and safe manner.

Specific duties include:

  • Specification, selection, acceptance testing, commissioning and calibration of equipment used for planning and delivery of radiation treatments.
  • Design and implementation of quality assurance programs related to equipment, dosimetry and treatment planning.
  • Development and maintenance of data bases for treatment planning.
  • Implementation, maintenance of and adherence to the Radiation Safety program in accordance with federal (CNSC) and provincial (HARP) government regulations.
  • Provide technical direction, expertise and advice to radiation oncologists, radiation dosimetrists (treatment planners) and radiation therapists on appropriate choices of treatment techniques and patient dosimetry.
  • Provide imaging expertise for radiation treatment planning and delivery verification.
  • Initiate and participate in the implementation of new techniques and technologies within the Radiation Program.
  • Teach physics residents, radiation oncology residents, radiation therapist students, new staff and visitors through didactic sessions, seminars and one-on-one interactions.


  • MSc in Medical Physics or a PhD in Physics or a related subject from a recognized university;
  • Completion of a residency or training program in Radiation Oncology Physics as demonstrated by a successful residency final exam, or equivalent;
  • Certification in the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) or equivalent is desirable. It is a requirement for salary and career progression within 2 years of hire.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to various employee groups;
  • Must have satisfactory performance record;
  • Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Inclusion, Compassion, Innovation, Teamwork and Joy;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and participation in regular in-services in this area; and;
  • Proven good attendance record with capability of maintaining this same standard;

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Hospital and PIPSC.

Successful applicants must provide a satisfactory Criminal Investigation Reference for the vulnerable sector, dated within the past six (6) months.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

At Lakeridge Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are committed to fostering a culture that is respectful, inclusive and accessible and to employing a workforce that is representative of the diverse community we provide services to. As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applications from all qualified applicants.

Lakeridge Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to preventing the transmission of COVID 19 infections among Lakeridge Health team members and our patients. New Lakeridge Health team members will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 during their Post-offer/Pre-employment Health Assessment, subject to any exemptions recognized under the Ontario Human Rights code.