[ RadSafe ] UC San Diego is Recruiting a Sr. Health Physicist for the Medical Centers

Singleton, Corey csingleton at ucsd.edu
Mon Jul 27 12:22:48 CDT 2015


UC San Diego is hiring another Senior Health Physicist for our medical centers and clinics. This position will cover a variety of disciplines, including Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, PET, CT, X-Ray, fluoro etc.

UC San Diego has approximately 31,000 students, 29,000 academic & staff employees and an annual research budget of $1.1B. The campus is located next to the Pacific Ocean and we enjoy mild weather all year long.


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 Health System Radiation Safety Committee meetings. Responds to radiological events.


Provide technical support for new and assigned medical RUAs, including activation, renewal, amendment, initial and refresher training, relocation and deactivation. Provide radiation safety support for offsite Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine operations.

Work 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.
Review procedures and patient records.

Perform in depth audits of Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine and PET centers on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Be present during therapy procedures to oversee the safe use of radioactive materials.  Be present during complicated fluoroscopic procedures to evaluate proper radiation safety techniques.

Perform sealed source leak tests and maintain sealed source inventories.

Oversee that lead aprons are being inspected in compliance with The Joint Commission's guidelines.

Perform shielding evaluations for new and existing diagnostic imaging, fluoro, Nuclear Medicine and PET facilities as needed.

Investigate ALARA exposures, suggest and implement corrective actions and present the findings to the Radiation Safety Committee and the Medical Center Radiation Safety Committee.

Facilitate monthly and quarterly changing of dosimetry. Investigate missing or late dosimetry.

Work with users of fluoroscopy to keep doses to patients and users as low as reasonably achievable.

Advise the RSO on status and any problems involving radiation safety in a timely fashion as appropriate.

Perform reviews of research applications involving human subjects. Calculate dose estimates for exposures from radiopharmaceuticals, x-ray, CT, PET and radioactive drugs used in research.

Travel to and from various medical sites in Hillcrest, La Jolla and Sorrento Valley.
Design and develop elements of the radiation safety program including program processes, procedures, forms, etc.

Identify and develop recharges for services and prepare financial reports regarding the recharge activities of this position.


Corey Singleton, CHP
Radiation Safety Officer
Environment Health & Safety
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. #0091
La Jolla, CA 92093-0091
c 858-583-3268
w 858-822-4045
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