University of Utah Job Description
Evaluates radiological conditions in clinical and research laboratories to determine compliance with regulations and to assure that all radiation exposures are as low as reasonably achievable. Provides general guidance and recommendations to PI's and laboratory personnel for improving radiation safety.
Bachelor's degree in Radiological Health, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or a related science, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); two years experience related to radiation protection 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.
Care is appropriate to the population served
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.
This position has authority to stop delivery of radioactive materials if improperly ordered. Responsibility is also given to halt work in a radioisotope laboratory if immediate decontamination is necessary, and to require biological specimens if needed for evaluation of radiation exposure. The incumbent may request the purchase of various radioactive waste managing supplies as needed. When acting as leadworker, may train lower-level workers and make duty assignments.
An individual in this position is required to perform professional work with minimal supervision. They are required to visit several radioisotope laboratories or other radiation facilities each day, with instruments for measuring radioactivity, exposure rates, hood air flow rates etc. 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.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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