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Department Name/Job Location:
Environmental Health & Safety, Division of Radiation Safety Offices located on the Medical School Campus, Olin Hall (4th floor)
This is a career defining opportunity for a radiation safety professional to lead the Radiation Safety Program of one of the leading medical research universities in the U.S. Washington University’s graduate and undergraduate schools are highly ranked and the research profile of the institution is among the best in the nation. The School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding for research from the National Institutes of Health; during the 2015 fiscal year, grants and contracts totaling more than $531 million supported faculty research efforts.
The Radiation Safety Officer has oversight of the implementation and management of the institution’s Type A Broad Scope Medical Use License and Cyclotron Production License and leads the comprehensive Radiation Safety Program responsible for Washington University’s and other contracted organizations’ radioactive materials associated with approximately 800 research laboratories, four cyclotrons, a commercial radiopharmacy, irradiators, blood banks, nuclear medicine service, radiation oncology service, and of x-ray devices and non-ionizing radiation sources.
This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of WU Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S).
Interested candidates should submit a professional r�sum� and a letter of application addressing the responsibilities described in the job description. Materials should be filed electronically via the university’s employment website at https://jobs.wustl.edu/. Job # 34930
Questions about the position, or nominations of other individuals for consideration, should be directed to Mark Prosperi, Executive Director of Talent Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced degree in Health Physics or related science and five years of Radiation Safety Officer or Associate Radiation Safety Officer experience at a medical research institution. Must fulfill training and experience requirements specified by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for an RSO, including appropriate training and experience or board certification. Must have a thorough knowledge of NRC regulations.
Doctorate or Doctor of Medicine, and American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) or equivalent certification preferred. Ten years of Radiation Safety Officer experience at a large medical research and joint hospital facility.
Salary will be commensurate with experience
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as Radiation Safety Officer for Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Type A Broad Scope Medical Use License and Cyclotron Production License. Serves as qualified expert (QE), or supervises QE(s), for Missouri State registration for Washington University radiation producing machines.
Manages radiation safety services contract for large diagnostic radiology, cardiology, and other medical services, primarily for dosimetry services and general radiation safety training. Serves as member, or supervises member, of safety oversight committees for BJH and SLCH.
Serves as 10 CFR 37 Reviewing Official.
Designs and manages radiation safety program. Responsible for establishing, maintaining and auditing policies and procedures to implement program.
Manages Radiation Safety Office budgets and contracts.
Ensures radiation is used safely in accordance with approved policies and procedures and with regulatory and accreditation requirements so that the program adequately protects radiation workers, patients, ancillary personnel, visitors and the public.
Provides training for personnel exposed to ionizing radiation in their training or work.
Conducts radiation safety evaluations, surveys and reviews.
Serves as member of Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) and as a member of the institutional Radioactive Drug Research committee. Plans agenda for RSC and provides appropriate data to facilitate the exchange of information and consensus decision making.
Contributes expertise in the planning of new or remodeled facilities to ensure adequate shielding, exhaust and radiation safety equipment.
Evaluates, develops and establishes safety programs for non-ionizing radiation sources, e.g., laser safety, UV safety, etc.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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