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Radiation Therapy Service Technologist - BC Cancer Surrey

Radiation Therapy Service Technologist
BC Cancer


The Radiation Therapy Service Technologist (RTST) performs a variety of duties related to the maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and testing on a variety of radiation therapy and radiation safety equipment, including their operating systems, to ensure the accuracy of machines and minimize machine downtime. The Radiation Therapy Service Technologist participates in the training and assessment of RTST Trainees and compiles education material from a variety of sources for use by all RTSTs as required.



What you’ll do


  • Maintain, service, troubleshoot and test radiation therapy equipment such as linear accelerators, cobalt units, low energy x-ray units, simulators, remote after-loading devices, and related ancillary systems under the direction of the Medical Physics Leader through performing duties such as:
    • Assessing and reporting to the Medical Physics Leader or designate, any information regarding the ability of treatment machines (or lack thereof) to function within manufacturers' specifications and/or as required by the program.
    • Replacing and/or repairing components such as but not limited to: power supplies, circuit boards, relays, motors, ionization chambers, electron gun filaments, RF components, high tension components.
    • Performing RF Tuning, beam steering, beam energy adjustments.
    • Handling activated components in the linear accelerator head and disassembling equipment for decommissioning.
    • Establishing and maintaining high vacuum conditions in accelerating waveguides.
    • Collaborating with Medical Physicists to repair and maintain related electronic equipment, such as dosimeters, electrometers and beam scanners, which includes assessing their performance and verifying calibration.
    • Second sourcing mechanical and electrical components.
    • Conducting appropriate quality control and safety checks.
    • Maintaining low dose rate remote after-loading units.
  • Participate in the training of RTST Trainees by performing tasks such as providing day to day work direction, demonstrating troubleshooting and repair procedures, facilitating job shadowing, and providing technical advice.
  • Participate in the assessment of RTST Trainees by providing input and feedback to Medical Physics Leaders regarding the progress of Trainees.
  • Maintain related records by documenting information regarding maintenance, service, parts, calibration, test and modification performed.
  • Compile educational material and resources such as vendor supplied/purchased operational manual, vendor tips and techniques, and professional best practices and for internal use and deliver in-services to RTSTs and Trainees as refreshers or in relation to new technology training.
  • Participate as a member of the care team through performing duties such as functioning as a technical resource on equipment operation for other staff such as radiation therapists, nurses, oncologists and physicists.


What you bring


  • Diploma from a recognized training program in Biomedical Engineering or Electronics Technology.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience servicing radiation therapy equipment including completion of manufacturers' training for radiation therapy equipment OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the program.
  • Successful completion of manufacturer’s training courses with at least one course successfully completed at the advanced level.


What you have


  • Understanding of Radiation Therapy equipment advanced level theory
  • Work with others including RTSTs and manufacturer service engineers
  • Proficiency in operating the full range of Radiation Therapy equipment
  • Experience in diagnosing, repairing and performing preventative maintenance on the full range of Radiation Therapy equipment
  • Work independently during treatment day in the absence of other RTSTs


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour
Location: 13750 - 96th Avenue, Surrey, V3V 1Z2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 7am-3pm/730am-330pm/8am-4pm/830am-430pm/9am-5pm/930am-530pm/10am-6pm or as operationally required
Requisition Number: 133052



What we do


BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.


BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.




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