Radiation Analyst

    University of Utah Medical Group
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Open Date 03/03/2021

    Requisition Number PRN25430B

    Job Title Radiation Analyst

    Working Title Radiation Analyst

    Job Grade D

    FLSA Code Administrative

    Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

    Standard Hours per Week 40

    Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

    Shift Day

    Work Schedule Summary

    8 am - 5 pm, M-F

    VP Area President

    Department 00472 - Environmental Health & Safety

    Location Campus

    City Salt Lake City, UT

    Type of Recruitment External Posting

    Pay Rate Range 31600 to 58400

    Close Date

    Open Until Filled Yes

    Job Summary

    Evaluates radiological conditions in clinical and research laboratories to determine compliance with regulations and to assure that all radiation exposures do not exceed regulatory limits and are as low as reasonably achievable. Provides general guidance and recommendations to Permit Holders and laboratory personnel for improving radiation safety.

    This is not a remote work position.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions

    The functions associated with this job are primarily in various laboratories and other radiation source use areas, such as conducting laboratory inspections, surveying radiation levels, cleaning up radioactive contamination, etc., in all areas of campus; only a small fraction of time spent will be spent in the office environment for finalizing work documentation and other tasks.

    1.Works with various sources of radiation, both ionizing and non-ionizing.

    2.Evaluates a variety of clinical and research situations involving radioactive materials or other radiation sources to identify potential radiological problems.

    3.Provides corrective information and guidance to laboratory personnel when regulatory requirements are not followed.

    4.Performs analysis with appropriate instrumentation for the relative radiation concern (e.g. radiation contamination levels, exposure levels) and evaluates potential risk reduction techniques, regulatory compliance, and other related issues.

    5.Performs bioassays to evaluate internal exposures.

    6.Prepares documentation of radiation use in order to validate compliance with state and federal regulations; generates data for evaluation of the waste path.

    7.Instructs laboratory personnel in radiation protection procedures and functions as a resource for questions regarding radiation safety.

    8.Monitors the practices of labs to assure that radioactive wastes are disposed of properly in compliance with DOT, and NRC and Utah regulations.

    9.Surveys incoming and outgoing packages to assure safe transport, proper labeling and compliance with DOT, and NRC regulations.

    10.Responds to incidents involving radiation, both during or outside of normal work hours, and is subject to being placed "On-Call".

    11.Performs calibration of radiation instruments to assure accuracy of radiation measurements.

    12.May be primarily responsible for a programmatic function which could include: decommissioning of radiation facilities, supervising a safety technician, developing training materials, scheduling and performing quality control reviews of dosimetry for individuals and of laboratory surveys, or monitoring and evaluating radioactive effluent.

    13.Evaluates radiological conditions in clinical and research laboratories and acts to prevent unnecessary radiation exposures.

    14.Provides guidance and instruction to radiation users to assure compliance with pertinent regulations and good practice in the handling of radioactive materials.

    15.Prepares detailed documentation of radiation measurements and evaluations and prepare summaries of specific radiation protection activities for the University's Radiation Safety Committee.

    16.Provides scheduling, quality control review and guidance to other departmental personnel for one or more major programmatic areas in the radiation protection program.

    Problem Solving

    This position has authority to stop delivery of radioactive materials if improperly ordered. Responsibility is also given to halt work in a radiation use area if immediate decontamination is necessary, and to require biological specimens if needed for evaluation of radiation exposure. This position may request the purchase of various radiation safety supplies and/or equipment as needed.

    Comments

    Personnel in this position face the potential exposure to radiation and other contaminants as part of their job.

    An individual in this position is required to perform professional work with minimal supervision. They are required to visit radiation use areas daily, and use appropriate analytical instrumentation. This requires sensitivity and diplomacy when addressing fears and concerns about radiation as well as dealing firmly with carelessness and lack of concern for radiation safety. Work may involve proximity and/or support of patients or medical study subjects.

    This individual must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide guidance appropriate to multiple worker types.

    Disclaimer

    This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Radiological Health, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or a related science, or equivalency; two years experience related to radiation protection or equivalency; be able to calculate exponential and logarithmic functions and convert scientific measurements to various systems of units; demonstrated human relations and communications skills; and the ability to work under stressful conditions required.

    This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

    Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

    Preferences

    National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists ( NRRPT ) Certification

    Type Benefited Staff

    Special Instructions Summary

    Additional Information

    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

    To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

    The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

    This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

    The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

    Posting ID: 611174369Posted: 2021-03-15Job Title: Radiation Analyst