The purpose of this position is to help maintain the operational health physics program, ensure compliance items are met, and help to maintain all exposure to radiation ALARA. Responsible for interpreting regulations (broadscope license and CCR Title 17 and 10 CFR20 requirements, JCAHO requirements) and determine their applicability to the Health System and design new programs and procedures to implement requirements. Effectively apply this knowledge to make improvements or solve problems. Responsible for Health Physics projects which are generally long term and involve a combination of analytical, technical writing, and communication skills. Skills to perform technical analyses and calculations. The Health Physicist also serves as the Laser Safety Officer for UCDHS providing support for any programs utilizing lasers.REQUIRED-Must possess a bachelor's degree, preferably in health physics or related field.-Experience working under a broad scope license or specific license pertaining to the use of radioactive materials in a medical setting. Specific knowledge of 10CFR35 requirements.-Experience calculating radiation dose as it applies to exposures to patients or human subjects.-Experience overseeing a personnel dosimetry program and in depth knowledge of radiation dosimetry theory and practical application including knowledge of regulations to ensure exposure limits are not exceeded.-Experience overseeing a laser safety program and practical knowledge of regulations to ensure regulatory compliance.-Knowledge of health physics and health physics applications including the elements of a radiation safety program and ALARA principles. Knowledge of federal, state and Joint Commission regulatory requirements. Specific knowledge of CCR Title 17 requirements regarding the use of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines. Ability to effectively apply this knowledge to make improvements and solve problems.-Knowledge of health physics instrument theory, operation and counting statistics. Ability to utilize survey meters and other portable equipment to assess and determine radiological conditions. Maintain and calibrate radiation survey meters. PREFERRED-Master's in Health Physics or related field.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-term course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging eve...ryone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.