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    This Health Physicist (Radiation Safety Officer) (HP/RSO) position is located at the Edward Hines, JR., VA Medical Center. Hines employs the use of a wide variety of radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and for biomedical research.

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    Responsibilities

    -Implements Radiation Safety Programs for two installations.
    -Obtains and maintains NHPP permits that authorize the use of radioactive materials at both installations.
    -Establishes and implements written policies and procedures for all aspects of the radiation safety programs.-Handles complex patient, employee and public radiation safety issues as a technical expert.
    -Conducts, directs and interprets the results of complex radiation surveys.
    -Provides direct radiation safety support for each clinical therapeutic case utilizing a radiopharmaceutical or sealed radiation source.
    -Evaluates tests, procedures, reporting mechanisms to ensure proper radiation safety measures are in place.
    -Manages the personnel dosimeter programs.
    -Ensures proper use of radioactive materials.
    -Manages material inventories, training, instrument calibrations, packaging and surveys.
    -Prepares reports on the status of equipment, handling, storage, disposal, and decontamination of radioactive materials.
    -Develops control programs for difficult situations or environments.
    -Trains personnel in specialized requirements.
    -Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 1st Shift, 8:00AM to 4:30PM
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Health Physicist (Radiation Safety Officer)/PD12089-O
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: **RECRUITMENT OR RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    1306 Health Physics

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550729300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.