University of Utah Job Description
Conducts audits of segments of the EHS Radiation Safety Program, and identifies areas for improvement. Provides general guidance and recommendations to PI’s and laboratory personnel for improving radiation safety. Oversees operational task management of Radiation Analysts, as well as verification of their resultant work. May perform duties of Radiation Analysts when necessary.This position is not a telecommuting position.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) in health physics or related area (e.g. science/engineering); five years’ experience related to radiation safety or equivalency; be able to calculate exponential and logarithmic functions and convert scientific measurements to various systems of units; demonstrated human relations and communications skills; and the ability to work under stressful conditions required.National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) certification preferred.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.
1. Works with various sources of radiation, both ionizing and non-ionizing2. Identifies training and cross-training needs of Radiation Analysts, and helps to develop training. 3. Responsible for day-to-day task assignments of Radiation Analysts.4. Conducts audits of segments of Radiation Safety Program, and prepares related documentation.5. Develops and maintains inspection questions for management database.6. Provides general guidance and recommendations to PI’s and laboratory personnel for improving radiation safety.7. Prepares documentation of radiation use in order to validate compliance with state and federal regulations; generates data for evaluation of the waste path.8. Instructs laboratory personnel in radiation safety procedures and functions as a resource for questions regarding radiation safety.9. Responds to incidents involving radiation, both during or outside of normal work hours.10. Provides scheduling, quality control review and guidance to other departmental personnel for one or more major programmatic areas in the radiation safety program.11. May request the purchase of various radioactive waste managing supplies as needed12. May occasionally perform functions of Radiation Analysts, when necessary.
This position has authority to stop delivery of radioactive materials if improperly ordered. Responsibility is also given to halt work in a radiation use area if immediate decontamination is necessary, and to obtain biological specimens if needed for evaluation of radiation exposure. . Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically requiredAn individual in this position will conduct work both in and out of the office environment. There is potential exposure to radiation and other contaminants as part of their job.An individual in this position is required to perform professional work with minimal supervision. They are exposed to radiation use areas frequently, and use appropriate analytical instrumentation. This requires sensitivity and diplomacy when addressing fears and concerns about radiation as well as dealing firmly with carelessness and lack of concern for radiation safety. Work may involve proximity and/or support of patients or medical study subjects.This individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide guidance appropriate to multiple worker types.Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, lifting 25 pounds, carrying (such as backpack, laptop, survey meter), driving, the ability to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for several hours (such as lab coats and safety eyewear).Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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