29263 - 01IBW

Medical Physics Specialist - Nuclear Medicine
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 10 August 2019

Classification: Medical Physics Specialist
Salary: $103,876 - $144,273
Position No: 29263 - 01IBW
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 25 June 2019
Contact Officer: Farshid Salehzahi on farshid.salehzahi@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 4091

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Our Role:

To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Vision:

Creating exceptional health care together.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.

Canberra Health Services is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high-quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities for CHS, which includes ensuring the delivery of Canberra Health Service’s Quality Strategy and government priorities and aligning them with CHS’s Territory Wide Services Framework.

Overview of the work area and position:

The Medical Physics and Radiation Engineering (MPRE) team is responsible for the safety and quality (accuracy and precision) of clinical/non-clinical radiological and nuclear medicine equipment, facilities and procedures. MPRE contributes technical and scientific support to clinical and research staff enabling efficient use of resources for the diagnosis, treatment and research of disease using medical radiation. MPRE provides a small number of direct healthcare consumer services. MPRE delivers services to CHS via Cancer and Ambulatory

The broad areas of MPRE services are in the following sections:
Radiation safety, teaching and research;
* brachytherapy physics;
* teletherapy physics;
* molecular and nuclear medicine physics;
* radiology physics;
* radiation engineering and mould room manufacturing.

Medical radiation equipment and facilities need to be managed by CHS so that it meets legislative and standard of care requirements. Access to Medical Physicists and Radiation Engineers is essential for standards to be met and for CHS to maintain eligibility for Medicare reimbursement of medical radiation procedures.

Under broad direction and supervision, you will play a vital role in the MPRE team in providing day to day Medical Physics support services to users of medical radiation and related systems across CHS including, but not limited to, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging.

Eligibility/Other Requirements 

* Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australasian College of Medical Physicists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) in Nuclear Medicine Physics. Applicants who are on the UK HCPC register or hold the USA certificate of ABR, ABSNM and Canadian CCPM diploma in Nuclear Medicine Physicsare encouraged to apply.

* Postgraduate qualifications or equivalent in Medical Physics 

* Current driver’s licence.

* To be on the register of ACPSEM or equivalent in Nuclear Medicine Physics.
* Has current experience working in medical physics in a clinical Nuclear Medicine environment.
* Experience in quantitative nuclear medicine and parametric imaging.
* Experience in nuclear medicine software development in image processing and dosimetry.  Experience in clinical radionuclide therapy administration.

Before commencement, a successful candidate will be required to:
* Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
* Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
* Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
* Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

How to Apply: Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

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