The position is located at the VA Loma Linda Medical Center in the Safety Department. The incumbent will function as the Radiation Safety Officer of this hospital. The position is responsible for managing and maintaining the facility's radiation safety program. The incumbent ensures that all Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations, as well as other regulations and requirements governing radioactive byproduct materials used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, are met.Learn more about this agency
Duties include, but are not limited to:
As the Radiation Safety Officer provides general administrative guidance and direction on matters related to radiation safety at the facility. The incumbent provides radiation safety training to all personnel who work with or frequent areas where by product materials are stored or used. He/she develops local guidelines and policies regarding the use of ionizing radiation; conducts surveys and evaluates the effectiveness of shielding and ventilation in areas where such radiation is used; and evaluates and reports current and potential radiation hazards. The incumbent develops methods and procedures for the receipt, storage, use, and disposal of all radionuclide sources; checks incoming shipments of byproduct materials for contamination; and reviews and follows up on radiation exposure reports involving instances of accidental or excessive exposure. He/she coordinates the procurement of radioactive and nonradioactive supplies and equipment, and he maintains accountability for and control of all radioactive materials at the facility. He/she independently carries out assignments in compliance with NRC rules, regulations, and other requirements governing radioactive materials in a hospital environment. The incumbent's work must also comply with rules and regulations regarding these materials that are enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and other agencies and organizations. Work is evaluated in terms of overall effectiveness and success of the Radiation Safety Program in conforming to requirements as determined by periodic audits, surveys, and visits by organizations having regulatory authority.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. work schedule, but work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the service.
Telework: Not Available.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Health Physicist (Radiation Safety Officer)/PD12165-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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