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    This Health Physicist/Radiation Safety Officer (HP/RSO) position is responsible for developing and implementing the radiation safety programs at the Edward Hines, Jr., VA Hospital and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center located in Hines, IL. Both facilities employ the use wide variety of radioactive-materials and-radiation producing equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and for biomedical research.

    Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

    • Implements radiation safety programs for two complex installations which include clinical, consultation and research functions.
    • Resolves complex radiation safety problems and provide expert, comprehensive advice to the medical. center administrations on all aspects of health physics.
    • Designs, implements and _evaluates strategies to improve radiation program quality assurance and quality management.
    • Establishes and implements written policies and procedures for all aspects of the radiation safety programs.
    • Conducts radiation safety training and demonstrations for facility officers, research and clinical technologists, nursing personnel, police, housekeeping personnel, etc.
    • Ensures that all x-ray producing equipment is inspected for safe operation, compliance with applicable FDA performance and, safety standards, and compliance with-other accepted standards including The Joint Commission, and standards established by the Medical Center for quality performance and quality control.
    • Provides direct radiation safety support for each clinical therapeutic case utilizing a radiopharmaceutical or sealed radiation source (brachytherapy) including: providing specialized radiation safety instructions to nursing staff, patients and their families.
    • Investigates and implements corrective actions as necessary for: overexposures; accidents, incidents, and spills; thefts; unauthorized receipts, uses, transfers and disposals; medical events as defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and any other deviation from approved radiation safety practice.
    • Manages budget control points including purchasing of and contracts for various supplies and support Services (COTR).
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • 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/552002700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.