Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Summary of Duties:
Position Summary: Functions as the Assistant Medical Radiation Safety Officer to oversee the safe use of all forms of ionizing radiation used in conjunction with humans for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Duties and Responsibilities: Develops and provides programmatic oversight of the University Radiation Safety Program at the OSU Wexner Medical Center Develops, reviews, and updates radiation safety policies and procedures; monitors adherence to approved radiation safety policies and procedures Assist the University Radiation Safety Officer in the preparation, review, and processing of radiological materials use registrations and licenses; prepares and submits amendments as required; assists in the review, approval process and maintenance program of authorized users; provides patient and provider consultation and education prior to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; provides patient release criteria; provides room setup, surveys, and decontamination for patient therapies; provides exposure monitoring and education patient care staff; performs exposure calculations for patients and occupational workers; provides personnel monitoring program oversight ensuring employee participation and adherence to policies; collaborates with the University Investigational Review Board and Office of Research to determine radiation dose for human research protocols and develops informed consent language for principal investigators; plans and implements ongoing radiation safety training for staff, patients and patients families as part of a Radiation Safety Education program Develops radiation safety compliance program to support local, state, federal and voluntary agency and regulatory standards compliance regarding the use of ionizing radiation; performs and/or supervises; program audits and quality management reviews; ensures the timely completion of radioactive material inventories, radioactive sealed source leak tests, radiation detection equipment calibrations, dose calibrator measurements (accuracy, constancy, geometry, linearity) as required, radiological surveys and maintenance of radioactive waste storage facility; provides for a periodic review of the security of radioactive materials, radiation safety postings, and radioactive waste disposal programs; participates on committees and workgroups as appropriate, including: the OSU Radiation Safety Committee, OSUWMC Radiation Safety Committee, the Medical Use, X-ray, Audit, and Crisis and Monitoring Subcommittees, and the Human Subjects Review Committee; participates in space planning meetings as appropriate Provides incident and emergency response, investigation, reporting, and corrective action development and implementation for an ionizing radiation event Plans and executes radiation equipment decommissioning activities The Office of Environmental Health and Safety operating hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. This position is subject to 24 hour call in response to patient care and emergency situations. Position may require participation in the medical surveillance program.
Bachelors of science in a related science with a minimum of 5 years of experience in health physics principles and practices; knowledge of health physics (radiation producing and radioactive materials); safe handling of radioactive materials; radiation detection instruments; knowledge of health physics principles and practices; working knowledge of applicable radiation safety regulatory standards (ODH); knowledge of laser safety standards (ANSI Z136.3 and ANSI Z136.4); valid driver's license.
Master's degree or higher in health physics, nuclear engineering, medical physics or other appropriate science-related field of study; five years of experience with an understanding of health physics; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Target Salary: $100,000 - $110,000 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.