Medical Health Physicist B/C

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 21 September 2020
Ref
JR00015644
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

Under a large, broad scope medical license, the Medical Health Physicist B/C will assist user groups in developing and conducting procedures for the safe use of radiation sources and radioactive materials; supervise technical staff. Implement programs to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Industry programs and maintain radiation doses ALARA. Audit compliance with regulatory and licensing requirements. Maintain strong working knowledge of applicable regulations and standards. Independently and routinely identify problem areas, analyze the issues and implement corrective actions. Plan, assign, and evaluate the work of technical staff. Write and update SOPs and policies to maintain compliance. Work on unique and complex projects.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, direct, and implement policies and procedures for use of radioactive materials in research and clinical areas. Assist in identifying problems, analyzing issues and implementing connective actions.
  • Review and incorporate government and industry radiation protection standards to assure University compliance and worker safety.
  • Interact with research and clinical staff to ensure proper equipment function, security and maintain patient safety. Act as resource for PIs and Authorized Users. Investigate accidents and provide training.
  • Act as lead on small to medium projects.
  • Supervise health physics technician, conducting performance evaluation. Assign work to other health physics technicians, during their rotation to assigned areas. May assist with hiring process for new staff.
  • Evaluate and interpret applicable regulations to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Industry programs and maintain radiation doses ALARA.
  • Write and update SOPs and policies for assigned areas, ensuring current with changes in regulations and best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

MHP B Qualifications: MA/MS in Health Physics or equivalent radiation related science with 3-5 years of experience or BA/BS in Health Physics or equivalent radiation related science with 5-7 years of experience. Experience with Academic/Medical radiation safety program required. Board
certification by American Board of Health Physics, American Board of Radiology, or equivalent highly desired.

MHP C Qualifications: MA/MS in Health Physics or equivalent radiation related science with 7-10 years of experience or BA/BS in Health Physics or equivalent radiation related science with 10+ years of experience. Experience with Academic/Medical radiation safety program required. Board
certification by American Board of Health Physics, American Board of Radiology, or equivalent highly desired.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Provost's Center

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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