Location: Health Science Centre
RADIOCHEMIST (UNDER CLASSIFICATION REVIEW)
Diagnostic Imaging Program – Molecular Imaging (Nuclear Medicine)
Hours 70 hours bi-weekly (8 hour shifts; days, nights, evenings and weekends)
Salary LX 400 ($48.27 – $60.80)
Competition Number 2022002977
Posted Date 17 May 2022
Closing Date 24 May 2022
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
Reporting to the Manager of Production and Research, the Radiochemist works directly with a team of healthcare professionals within the Molecular Imaging program. The Molecular Imaging facility is equipped with an IBA 18/18 cyclotron to support one Single Photon Radiopharmaceutical (SPR) and three Positron Emitting Radiopharmaceutical (PER) production laboratories as well as a cold chemistry and in the future an animal imaging laboratory. The cyclotron and radiochemistry facility will support a clinical imaging program with one PET/CT and 6 SPECT/CT cameras.
The Radiochemist is responsible for the oversight of the radiopharmaceutical chemistry operations for SPRs and PERs as part of the Eastern Health Diagnostic Imaging and Radiochemical Production, and research as appropriate. Other responsibilities include supervision of routine clinical SPRs and PERs production, production of research radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, as well as research and development. Additionally, the Radiochemist will support radiopharmaceutical product quality control and record keeping ensuring compliance with regulations and guidelines. The Radiochemist will also be required to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, educate the Radiopharmacy Technologist staff, and lead process improvements within the department.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
This position presents a high responsibility to protect self and others from radiation exposure.
Maintenance of the cyclotron and related radiopharmaceutical production equipment is a stressful job demanding attention to small details.
Challenging, working in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility with ionizing radiation and chemicals. Time sensitive work in order to meet clinical and research demands. Sources of ionizing radiation and various chemicals.
Completion of a Master’s Degree or PhD in radiopharmacy, radiochemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or other relevant discipline is required
Minimum of five years of experience within the last seven years working in a PER Radiopharmacy or Research Laboratory is required.
Experience in managing a SPR or PER Radiopharmacy lab would be an asset.
Experience with the use of radionuclides or experience in radiochemistry would be an asset.
Knowledge of Canada’s regulatory framework relative to radiopharmeceuticals including radiation safety (CNSC) and GMP (HC).
Demonstrated advanced quality assurance skills related to PERs and SPRs.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and collaborative research including an established research record.
Demonstrated superior skills in working with the latest electronic and computer technology systems.
Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated progressive leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and build and maintain effective working relationships.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.
If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health NAPE LX Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE LX Regional Bargaining Unit.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
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