Medical Health Physicist

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NEW HAVEN, CT
Jul 7, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Under the direction of the Director of Radiological Physics, responsible for the maintenance of radiation safety standards in all areas of the Hospital. conducts radiation surveys as required to assure that safety and quality assurance standards are satisfied; directs the operation of the radiation film badge monitoring service; orders, stores, and maintains records and radioisotopes used in radiation therapy; instructs students, nurses, and attending staff on matters relating to radiation safety.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Responsible for overall surveillance of all health physics activities, including personnel and environmental monitoring.
  • 2. Responsible for consultation service to all departments of the Hospital on matters relating to radiation protection and safety.
  • 3. Keeps records of receipt, delivery and shipping of all radioactive materials entering or leaving Yale -New Haven Hospital.
  • 4. Monitors all devices capable of producing ionizing radiation from the standpoint of the safety of patients and Hospital personnel. These duties include, but are not limited to measurement of radiation levels in rooms surrounding x-ray equipment, radioactivity storage, and patients containing radioactivity, surveying operating rooms following radioactive procedures.
  • 5. Distributes and processes personnel monitoring equipment; maintains records of personnel exposure, notifies individuals and their supervisors of exposures approaching the maximum permissible amounts and recommends appropriate remedial actions.
  • 6. Instructs personnel in proper procedures for the use of radioactive materials.
  • 7. Coordinates the waste disposal program, including records of waste, storage, and disposal.
  • 8. Maintains a current inventory and performs leak tests on all sealed radioactive sources.
  • 9. Performs and coordinates radioactive-decontamination procedures in case of accidents involving radioactivity, both on -site and in response to off-site radiation accidents that require emergency room services. Coordinates with emergency room personnel in the event of a radiation accident.
  • 10. Assists in radiopharmaceutical therapies to insure safe administration of doses, adherence to isolation and decontamination requirements, and release of patients and facilities afterwards. Insures that appropriate bioassay procedures are performed and completed.
  • 11. Assists the chairman of the Radiation Safety Committee and any other committees that are concerned with the safe and efficacious use of ionizing radiations .
  • 12. Gives in-service lectures to those personnel working around or concerned about radiation or radioactive sources.
  • 13. Through membership in scientific organizations, attendance at scientific meetings, and reading of scientific journals, maintains up-to-date knowledge of developments in radiological physics, and introduces new developments into the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Master's Degree in Health or Radiological Physics or Bachelor?s degree with 5 years of experience in medical radiation safety

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Two (2) to three (3) years? experience in medical Radiation Safety.

 

LICENSURE

 

Certification by a Health Physics Board desirable

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

 

Additional Information

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Job Info

Job: 19794

Department: Radiation Safety Physics
Category: RESEARCH
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40