University of Utah Job Description
Responsible for major technical aspects of radiation protection at the University or at any locations which radiation sources are used under University auspices.
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in health physics or related science/engineering or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required. Knowledge of the operation/calibration of radiation detection instrumentation and health physics principles and practices are necessary.
Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree in health physics, or a related field; experience in an institutional radiation safety program and administrative experience; American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) certification; Board of Laser Safety (BLS) certification.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The incumbent provides independent evaluation and management of the equipment, procedures, calculations, and quality assurance for the radiation measurements and exposure evaluations performed by departmental employees and other users. This position provides independent professional opinions and advice to faculty and staff on regulatory requirements and good practices for radiation safety.
Representative challenges encountered by the incumbent include evaluating potential problems to patients or staff members as a result of exposure to radiation sources and making shielding procedural recommendations to control such exposures. This includes coordination with state officials and outside contractors to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. The incumbent assists departments in the use of radiation equipment by preparing the licensing applications, supervising installation of equipment, and training personnel in the use of equipment.
Incumbents face the potential exposure to radiation and other contaminants as part of their job.
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Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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