[ RadSafe ] Senior Health Physicist Postion at UC San Diego

Singleton, Corey csingleton at ucsd.edu
Mon Jan 28 18:57:08 CST 2013


UC San Diego is hiring a Senior Health Physicist for our offsite medical clinics. This position will cover a variety of disciplines including: Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, PET, CT, X-Ray, fluoro etc.  Please encourage anyone who is qualified to apply!




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) and Machine Use Authorizations (MUA). Provides general and specific ionizing radiation safety training. Attends and provides technical information for Radiation Safety Committee and Medical Radiation Safety Committee meetings. Responds to radiological events.
~~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.
*         Bachelor's degree in radiation safety, health physics, biological or physical science, engineering or equivalent combination of education and four years of experience. Masters degree in above field preferred. Certification by ABR, ABHP, NMTCB, NRRPT preferred.
*         Demonstrated ability to conduct detailed radioisotope use and machine use audits and the ability to perform shielding evaluations in the laboratory environment and for various x-ray machine applications per all regulatory requirements.
*         Demonstrated ability to design, develop, manage and implement elements of a Radiation Safety program. Detailed knowledge of California Department of Public Health - Radiologic Health Branch 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, x-ray producing machine use etc.
*         Knowledge of radiation safety audit procedures for Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, fluoroscopic and diagnostic imaging procedures, etc.
*         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.
*         Demonstrated in depth knowledge of radioisotope handling techniques and machine protocols for diagnostic studies.
*         Demonstrated ability to communicate honestly, effectively and easily with senior research staff, principal investigators and health care professionals.
*         Ability to use personal protective equipment. Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations, as well as ability to analyze situations and provide necessary leadership.
~~Must have a current and valid California driver's license.
~~Must pass a DOJ and FBI background check.
~~Must be able to travel to and from various medical sites in Hillcrest, La Jolla, satellite facilities and Sorrento Valley.


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