1. Serve as RSO on all University NRC radiation licenses and DEEP registrations for radioactive materials and x-ray producing equipment on all Yale campuses. Represent the University in all radiation safety regulatory matters, including licensing, reporting, inspections and other communications. 2. Administer Yale's radioactive material, X-ray and laser safety programs to facilitate safe research, promote understanding of radiation, engender confidence in safe practices, reduce exposures, maintain compliance, manage, reduce and prevent incidents, and improve safety culture. Prevention activities include communication, training and improvements to procedures and the physical environment. 3. Facilitate effective partnerships with the leaders/managers/directors and staff of other Yale departments including the Yale PET Center, Yale Health, Facilities, Irradiator manager, Provost's Office, HRPP, OGC, Yale Auditing, Yale Investments, YARC, etc. 4. Lead a comprehensive radiation safety program through planning and supervision of radiological surveys, leak testing of sealed sources, surveys of x-ray machines and other radiation producing devices, consultation with authorized users and pregnant workers, training, meter calibration, facility security and the implementation of security procedures. 5. Regularly audit the radiation safety program and prepare the Radiation Safety Program annual report. 6. Schedule, plan, organize and facilitate effective meetings of the University Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). Work through the RSC to identify risks, resolve compliance problems, improve and upgrade programs and take corrective actions. Advise on membership and facilitate the effective use of subcommittees for special issues. 7. Plan, organize and direct a comprehensive radiation safety program to meet University needs to support its research and teaching. Assess radiation safety risks that pertain to radioactive material and radiation-producing devices. Set Section priorities and goals. Make strategic plans to meet Section and EHS goals. 8. Support, advise and work collaboratively with the Environmental Affairs Section to manage all University radioactive waste. Establish waste management procedures and conduct periodic audits to ensure compliance and safety. 9. Plan, prepare for, and prevent emergencies involving radiation and radioactive material, including security incidents. Collaborate in all-hazard campus emergency planning and serve on EHS ER Team. Review procedures and evaluate responses. Facilitate radiation training and exercises for EHS emergency responders. 10. Manage the Radiation Safety Section staff through effective recruitment, hiring, training, work planning, motivation, making assignments, delegation, coaching, supervision, performance review, retention and, as necessary, discipline. Promote staff continuing education and development. Encourage and support professional and personal development of staff by the annual drafting of a personal development plan with each employee. Identify and provide opportunities for professional enrichment and advancement of staff.
Preferred Education: Doctorate degree in addition to a Masters degree in health physics, radiological health or other functionally-relevant field preferred. Comprehensive certification by the American Board of Health Physics is strongly preferred. At least four years of significant supervisory and managerial experience strongly preferred.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Doctorate degree in addition to a Masters degree in health physics, radiological health or other functionally-relevant field preferred. Comprehensive certification by the American Board of Health Physics is strongly preferred. At least four years of significant supervisory and managerial experience strongly preferred.
Required Skill/ability 5: Broad knowledge of local, state and federal radiation safety laws, interpretations and advisory guidelines, and university license conditions pertaining to radiation safety.
Posting Position Title: Manager 6, Radiation Safety
Required Skill/ability 3: Advanced knowledge of the practice of radiological hygiene, including workplace monitoring, analysis, sampling, shielding, and the selection and use of personal protective equipment and administrative, engineering and work practice controls, as well as identification of improper safety practices. Ability to obtain HAZWOPER certification.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Radiation Safety Officer
Required Skill/ability 1: Advanced knowledge of radiation, radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices, including irradiators, cyclotrons and other accelerators.
Required Skill/ability 4: Knowledge of medical health physics human use of radioactive material, internal dosimetry and applicable NRC and FDA regulations for protecting research subjects.
Required Skill/ability 2: Advanced knowledge of occupational and public health risks of radiation, including principles of health physics, standards and variables of exposure. Ability to understand, interpret and convey exposure, measurement and dosimetry information.
Master's degree in health physics, radiological health or other functionally-relevant field. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree in health physics, radiological health or other functionally-relevant field and comprehensive certification by the American Board of Health Physics. Eight years or more of progressively responsible health physics experience in a radiation safety program at a research university, government research facility, medical research center or a similar research/higher education work environment.
Internal Number: 63497BR
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