Radiation Oncologist

The Cancer Program at Windsor Regional Hospital is seeking a full-time staff Radiation Oncologist. This position offers excellent opportunities for a physician interested in joining a dynamic Radiation Treatment Program, with full spectrum expertise, opportunities for adjunct and tenure track academic advancement, and clinical research. Despite its relatively smaller size, the Program has a depth of expertise in treating all adult disease sites within a modern treatment facility.

The Windsor Regional Cancer Program serves the people of Windsor/Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia/Lambton within the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), representing a population base of approximately 650,000. The Radiation Oncology Program treats approximately 1600 new cases each year and with this newest recruitment will remain an 8 member group.

We provide radiation oncology expertise in adult oncology across all disease sites. Medical Oncology and Hematology services are well established as well as a 30 bed In-Patient Oncology Unit with nurse practitioner support. SBRT (brain mets, lung, and evolving experience in oligometastases) continues to evolve as further evidence guides this treatment approach. Participation in clinical trials with interest to move the Program forward remains a high priority.

The Cancer Centre has a progressive Radiation Treatment Program with the facility including three linear accelerators (Varian IX with Rapid Arc technology for VMAT treatment delivery), a 100 and 220kV orthovoltage x-ray unit (Xstrahl), a GE Discovery CT-simulator, a GammaMed after loader and Eclipse Treatment Planning platform with MOSAIQ Registration/Record and Verify systems, and a recently implemented hospital wide CERNER EMR . An additional 4th Linac bunker plan is in progress and we will be transitioning into a sequential replacement schedule with Varian TrueBeam units and new CT-Sim

Diagnostic facilities provide full spectrum imaging and optimal access and use for CT/MR and CT/PET based fusion for radiation planning.

The Cancer Program is an affiliate member of NRG through the University of Western Ontario and London Regional Cancer Program. Active clinical research initiatives, membership with NCIC are supported through our Clinical Trials Program. Academic opportunities include participation in the highly successful Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry with a full 4 year undergraduate MD Program, onsite Medical Physics residency and Medical Radiation Therapy Technology training.

Hiring arrangement is through joining the local Radiation Oncology Associates Partnership consistent with other Ontario Regional Cancer Programs and as members of the Ontario Association of Radiation Oncologists (OARO) under the Ontario Oncology Association Agreement.

About Windsor and Essex County

The City of Windsor is located across the river from Detroit, Michigan with access to entertainment, the Arts, music and sports. As Canada’s southernmost city, with a population of about 200,000, it offers small town amenities while maintaining close proximity to major metropolitan areas. Windsor is noted for its beautiful waterfront where many events are held throughout the summer months. Area attractions include easy access to many outdoor activities, biking and nature trails. Cost of living is amongst the most attractive in Canada.

In recognition of the growing needs of the region, the Cancer Program is part of the plans for a major reform of the Windsor-Essex Hospitals System, which includes construction of a state-of-the-art acute care hospital. WRH is actively planning to break ground on the new acute care hospital in 2026.  To learn more, go to http://www.wrh.on.ca/windsorhospitals

Qualifications

  • License eligible to practice in Ontario and certification by Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Radiation Oncology or equivalent.
  • Expertise in Prostate Brachytherapy using both HDR and LDR would be a priority asset to join experienced colleagues in our long established brachytherapy program
  • Interest and experience in SBRT and practice in various disease sites will be encouraged and strongly considered.
  • Interest in, or previous hospital leadership experience preferred and will be strongly considered

Accepting applications until the position is filled with an anticipated start date of November 2023. Please provide Cover Letter and CV after contact with Windsor Regional Hospital- Medical Affairs.

Please reply in writing to:

Kenneth M. Schneider BSc MD FRCPC | Physician Lead- Radiation Oncology Program
c/o Medical Affairs, Windsor Regional Hospital

[email protected]