Almost a chance to go home

This job posting fell into my email in-box today.

Medical Physicist, Nuclear Medicine

Permanent, Full Time

Capital Health in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is Canada's largest academic health region, serving 1.6 million people across central and northern Alberta, and the leading medical and health sciences centre for Western Canada. With a reputation for creating a culture of innovation and excellence, Capital Health is consistently recognized as a leading health system by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Capital Health is currently developing the Capital Health Institute of Molecular Imaging (CHIMI). This groundbreaking innovation includes the installation of leading edge technology including PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging systems and encompasses 14 additional gamma cameras distributed across four imaging sites within the region. To support this rapidly developing imaging modality, Capital Health requires the expertise of a Medical Physicist, Nuclear Medicine who will work closely within a multi-disciplinary team comprised of administrative, technical and medical staff.

Reporting to the Administrative Director, Regional Imaging Services, Medical Physicists are responsible for the provision of physics related services within Capital Health. A close collaborative relationship with the Regional Clinical Director, the Academic Chair and other Medical Physicists within the region is required to ensure that quality assurance, radiation safety, teaching, academics, and research initiatives are supported. Responsibilities of this position will mainly focus on Nuclear Medicine radiation safety, quality assurance and clinical programs as well as duties associated with PET/CT and SPECT/CT. The incumbent will also participate in the physics teaching program for Radiology residents, Nuclear Medicine residents and graduate students.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in Medical Physics with a clinical specialty in Nuclear Medicine; be eligible for certification with the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine; and possess a minimum of five (5) years direct related experience, including the safe handling of radioactive materials. Knowledge of and experience in the imaging physics of X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and MRI imaging systems, including digital image processing, is required. The successful applicant will have experience teaching adult learners, strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; good organizational and time management skills; and the ability to effectively manage potentially conflicting priorities. General knowledge in PACS would be considered an asset.

If the wife wasn't still in med school and I could convince her that it would be a good thing, I'd be all over this. It's almost as if the job were meant for me. A chance to go back home and work in the same hospitals I started off in would be so cool. The lack of a PhD might be a problem though.

Oh well. We still have 3 years left here, and then it's off to wherever the residency wind blows the wife to.