Manages City of Hope organization wide Radiation Protection Program. Oversees the safe use of ionizing radiation to ensure occupational doses and doses to the public are kept as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) and implements institutional compliance in line with the conditions set as part of the license and applicable governmental and regulatory agencies. Maintains and manages all radiation sources of concern through the regulated increase control program
Manages the day-today operations of the Radiation Protection Program to ensure compliance with all License and regulatory requirements.
Secures license material from unauthorized access or removal.
Supervise the legal disposal of radioactive waste.
Maintains license and institutional records authorizing possession and use of radioactive material and radiation producing machines, ensuring that all equipment is properly registrated, surveyed and used.
Provides supervision, mentoring, growth opportunities and direction to department staff members to assure quality services organization wide.
Develops and delivers radiation safety training as required, consistent with safe practices for activities involving ionizing radiation.
Supervises the calibration and maintenance of instruments used in the radiation safety program.
Develops and implements contamination control policies and procedures, provided for personnel and environmental monitoring, as well as reviews and maintains all records involving personnel dosimetry.
Administers the Radiation Safety Committee and acts as licensee’s primary liaison with regulatory agencies.
Reports any significant problems, accidents, illnesses, or violations of government regulations or institution standards to the Radiation Safety Committee, senior management and to the California Department of Health Services if mandated.
Develops and implements effective accident prevention techniques controlling radiation exposures to patients and employees.
Master's degree in Health Science, Health Physics or related field. (Degree may be substituted by experience in related field).
Four years combined Safety and Occupational Health, Radiation Safety, and/or Health Physics experience.
One or more years of administrative experience.
Member of professional association (or will become member of within one year of hire).
Familiar with federal and state Radiation Control Regulations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Input data into computer programs
Use computer packages
Use word-processing software
Foster and promote a positive image and professional appearance Oral/written communication and organizational skills
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanc...ed care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.