Assistant Radiation Safety Officer

Location:Salt Lake City, UT
Salary Range:$70,000 - $100,000/yr DOE
Benefits:Strong benefit package including retirement and health plan options.
Employment Type:Full Time
Employer:University of Utah
Description:The incumbent provides independent evaluation and management of the equipment, procedures, calculations, and quality assurance for the radiation measurements and exposure evaluations performed by departmental employees and other users. This position provides independent professional opinions and advice to faculty and staff on regulatory requirements and good practices for radiation protection.

Representative challenges encountered by the incumbent include evaluating potential problems to patients or staff members as a result of exposure to radiation sources and making shielding procedural recommendations to controls such exposures. This includes coordination with state officials and outside contractors to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. The incumbent assists departments in the use of radiation equipment preparing the licensing application , supervising installation of equipment, and training personnel in the use of equipment.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN03194B, Radiological Health department
Duties:Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Serves as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in the absence of the RSO
2. Serves as the proxy for the Radiation Safety Officer (Attending Meetings, ie Construction, Hospital Haz Mat, Coordinating Admin such as updates to RPRís and Rad Manuals.)
3. Responsible for the laboratory survey program oversight. Oversees the quality assurance of the reviews of the research laboratory radiation safety inspections reports; evaluates and ensures compliance with established radiation safety standards, procedures and policies; develops, implements and documents corrective action if violations of regulations, license conditions or program weaknesses are identified.
4. Performs some supervisory duties such as assigning reviews, instructing and training personnel and providing input to evaluating performance.
5. Performs the essential functions of Health Physicist.
6. Maintains and audits policies and procedures to implement the radiation safety program; conducts or oversees inspections and audits of the radiation safety program.
7. Oversees and/or performs activities centered on radiation equipment and instrumentation such as evaluating and selecting equipment and instrumentation to be purchased; calibration equipment; preparing documentation assuring proper function by performing maintenance or arranging for needed repairs and maintenance; instruction technicians in equipment use.

Qualifications:Education and Experience equivalent to: Bachelorís degree in physical science, engineering or biological science, supplemented with six years (6) of related experience. Certified Health Physicist (CHP) preferred. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements for Radiation Safety Office at a medical facility as provided for in 10 CFR 35.

Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree in health physics, or a related field; experience in a institutional broad scope license radiation safety program that includes medical uses and research and administrative experience. American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) certification.


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The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
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