The University of Maryland, Baltimore has an opening for a Radiation Safety Technician to work in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The Radiation Safety unit develops, implements and executes programs to promote the safe use of ionizing and nonionizing radiation. The team is responsible for performing radiation safety surveys; monitoring radiation exposures; establishing, implementing and monitoring radiation safety procedures; developing and delivering training programs; reviewing research protocols involving radioactive material or radiation producing machines; responding to emergent radiological incidents; administration of radiation safety committees; and assuring compliance with applicable state and federal safety regulations.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is charged with developing and implementing programs to enhance safety at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The department provides consultation and services to research laboratories, clinical areas, facilities, and offices in the areas of chemical, biological, and radioactive materials safety; occupational safety and industrial hygiene; fire safety; environmental and hazardous waste management; risk management and insurance claims management.
This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Accomplishes assigned duties by applying specialized and theoretical knowledge, principles, and concepts of their professional discipline. Resolves issues and significant radiological matters by utilizing their independent judgment, discretion, creativity, and analytical thinking. Routinely perform Health Physics tasks.
Assists Health Physicists, Laser Safety Officer, and Radiation Safety Officers;
Providing health physics support for diagnostic and therapeutic administration of radiation in clinical radiation use areas;
Performs and documents radiation protection audits, surveys, and inspections of rooms, departments, areas, or facilities where radioactive materials and/or radiation-producing equipment are used;
Conducts inspections of radiation-protective equipment, including fixtures, devices, and personal protective equipment under supervision;
Reviews and interprets radiation protection audit/survey/inspection results and recommends corrective and preventative actions;
Maintains inventories of radiation detection instruments, sealed source radioactive materials, and radiation emitting devices;
Performs and documents receipt surveys of incoming radioactive material shipments;
Performs surveys and decontamination of radioactive material use areas;
Responds to radioactive material spills and other radiation emergencies;
Measures and documents radiation levels around patients receiving therapeutic treatments;
Performs appropriate surveys for clinical x-ray producing equipment, including x-ray irradiators, radiographic, or fluoroscopic equipment for human use; and
Follows and enforces HIPAA regulations;
Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant field (preferably in health physics, medical physics, or physics). Experience: One (1) year experience in radiation safety program administration. Certification/Licensure: Radiation-Producing Machine Inspector certification (or certificate eligible) preferred
Offer of employment may be contingent on applicant obtaining medical clearance by university approved medical staff
Special Conditions of Employment: Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions. Position may, at times, require employee to work with hazardous materials or be in areas where radiation producing equipment, radioactive materials, chemicals or biological agents are present. Employee is required to wear personal protective equipment and a respirator in certain circumstances.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1106D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Environmental Health & Safety
Job Posting: Jan 29, 2020
Unposting Date: Feb 20, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 143201
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.