[ RadSafe ] Senior Health Physicist Position at UC San Diego Medical Centers

Singleton, Corey csingleton at ucsd.edu
Wed Nov 16 10:09:46 CST 2011

UC San Diego is recruiting for a Senior Health Physicist to support our two hospitals and various clinics. Please check out the posting at: http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=search&sortby=rank&jobnum_in=60144&search=health%20physicist . The description is also copied below.

Corey Singleton, CHP
Radiation Safety Officer
Environment Health and Safety
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. #0089
La Jolla, CA 92093-0089
c  858-583-3268
w 858-822-4045
f  858-822-7763

This positions works under the direction of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). Incumbent is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of assigned safety programs. Provides technical support to assigned Radioisotope Use Authorizations (RUAs). Provides general and specific ionizing radiation safety training. Attends and provides technical information for Radiation Safety Committee meetings. Responds to radiological events. Provides technical support for new and assigned medical center RUAs, including activation, renewal, amendment, initial and refresher training, relocation and deactivation. Provides radiation safety support for all Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine operations. Works closely with head technologist to ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are appropriate and consistently adhered to within these departments. Oversee radiation safety technicians providing support for radiopharmaceutical diagnostic and therapeutic uses.
~~Must respond to UCSD in the event of an after hours, weekend or holiday incident involving hazardous materials spills. Serve as a member of the EH&S Duty Responders Team, providing after hours, weekend, and holiday on-call service to UCSD for one-week shifts, 2-4 times per year.
~~Reliable transportation to travel to and from satellite facilities.
*         Bachelor's Degree in radiation safety, health physics, biological or physical science, engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree in above field preferred.
*         Demonstrated ability to design, develop, manage and implement elements of a Radiation Safety program. Detailed knowledge of California Radiation Control Regulations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations relative to the control and use of radioactive materials, the shipping and receiving of radioactive materials, radiation dosimetry, contamination control, radiation shielding, etc.
*         In depth knowledge of the principles of biological uptake and retention/excretion functions of radioisotopes in humans. Demonstrated in depth knowledge of radioisotope handling techniques. Demonstrated ability to conduct detailed radioisotope use and machine use laboratory audits.
*         In depth knowledge of the principles of external radiation dosimetry including the relative merits and problems associated with conventional and electronic dosimeters.
*         Ability to perform dose investigations and re-constructions looking for cause and effects. Ability to evaluate lab protocols for potential contamination dose pathways, both internal and external.
*         In depth knowledge of radioisotope measurement/analysis techniques using: liquid scintillation, NaI spectroscopy, and survey equipment including Geiger counters, NaI monitors, ion chambers, gas proportional counters, etc
*         Ability to perform shielding evaluations in the laboratory environment and for various x-ray machine applications per all regulatory requirements.
*         Knowledge of radiation safety lab audit procedures. Ability to evaluate radiation spills and situations requiring first aid or evacuation while minimizing personnel exposure and contamination.
Background check and valid California driver's license required

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce and provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

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