HEALTH PHYSICIST 1 - Fixed-term for 1 year Posted January 7, 2020 - (open until filled)
The Health Physics program in Stanford University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety is seeking a Health Physicist I to support the radiation safety program, with emphasis in laser safety at Stanford University, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH), and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), including the microsphere cancer and iodine therapy procedures. You must have experience in Laser Safety, specifically the ANSI standard. This position will perform laser safety audits, review Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), evaluate laser registrations, PPE and explore Laser Safety Program improvements.
JOB PURPOSE: In this challenging and rewarding position you will work under general supervision to administer and implement technical and operational functions of radiation safety programs, which includes ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, to meet safety requirements and provide protection against exposure. You will also perform program management duties focused on routine research/medical facilities inspections, data gathering, establishing control measures, and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations. If you have a strong science background and have either worked with lasers or provided assistance in the safe use of lasers, know how to build strong relationships in the community you work in, this position may be the right career opportunity for you!
Why Stanford is for you We provide market competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our unique perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. As one of the greatest intellectual hubs in the world, take advantage of the development programs, tuition reimbursement plus $800 you receive annually towards skill-building classes, or audit a Stanford course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. Create an avatar and participate in virtual reality adventures or join one with fellow staff on Stanford vacations!
Enviable resources. We offer free computer programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computing, cell phones, outdoor recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you!
Please note: This is a fixed-term position for one year Job Code: 4391 Grade: H
Review, audit, and oversee the use of radioactive material, level of exposure, and safety requirements in research laboratories, medical institutions, and/or other operational environments by: evaluating and investigating radioactive machines for usage and safety level, supervising receipt and disposal of radioactive materials, calibrating radiation producing and detecting equipment and helping minimize radiation exposure, performing periodic safety and instrumentation inspections, contamination and radiation surveys And ensuring work is performed in compliance.
Document radiological and laser protection measures, and submission to radiation protection manager.
May provide training and coaching to health physicist technicians and other workers.
ADDITIONAL CORE JOB DUTIES:
Revise and contribute to the development of safety policies/procedures for the safe use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
Perform laser safety audits, review Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), evaluate laser registrations, PPE, oversee a labs laser set-up and safety measures and explore Laser Safety Program improvements.
Audit, inspect and advise the radiation and laser safety programs at Stanford, SHC, LPCH and VAPAHCS. Assist the Senior Health Physicist in the oversight of the radiation safety program in these areas by investigating and reporting on incidents and reviewing routine operations of the facilities.
Oversee the Non-ionizing Radiation (NIR) Safety Program. Provide guidance for the safe use of NIR sources by all personnel who can be impacted by them on campus; this includes faculty, staff, students, visitors, and the general public. Consult with NIR users regarding source-appropriate safety principles. Surveys NIR operations/installations when indicated.
Provide support for radioisotope cancer therapies.
Provide training to staff, researchers, graduate students, or others utilizing or working with radiation related machines/work areas.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: To be successful in this position, you will bring: Bachelor's degree in health physics, radiation physics, medical physics, nuclear engineering, or related field. Three years of applicable experience in health physics and program management performing duties similar to those listed above.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience implementing and administering radiation safety programs, including laser safety.
Demonstrated ability to review and evaluate usage and safety level of radioactive material, lasers and machines.
Demonstrated ability calibrating radiation-producing and detecting equipment and performing safety inspections.
In-depth knowledge of radiation protection regulations at federal, state, and local levels.
In-depth knowledge of laser protection guidelines, specifically ANSI.
Demonstrated experience in the design of radiation shielding, safety devices, and radiation machines.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences and to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
Certifications and Licenses: None
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May be exposed to radioactive materials and/or ionizing radiation, Class IIIB or IV lasers, magnetic or electromagnetic fields, and lead.
May be exposed to biohazards (urine, blood, feces) while working with patients and/or animals in ER's, OR's or IR's (interventional radiology). Must gown up for sterile environments.
May require travel to off campus locations. No Sponsorship available for this position at this time
Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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