Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three ( 3) years of radiation safety experience in a hospital or laboratory setting working with radioactive materials. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in radiological science or related field. Five (5) or more years of experience in a hospital or laboratory setting with a working knowledge of nuclear medicine, radiology, radiation oncology, laboratory use of radioactive materials . Experience implementing requirements for a radioactive materials broad scope license. Extensive knowledge of 10 NYCRR 16, 10 CFR 35 and 10 CFR 37 regulations.
Brief Description of Duties: The Radiation Safety Specialist will assist the development and implementation of radiation safety programs for the use of radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) to ensure safety and compliance with NYS Regulation (10 NYCRR Part 16) and the University's Type-A Broad-Scope Academic and Medical Radiological License conditions. This position performs a wide range of duties in clinical and diagnostic areas of the hospital, including but not limited to: radiological surveys, inspections, monitors the usage of personal exposure (dosimetry) badges, reviews film badge report for ALARA protocols, implements radiation protection for clinical procedures, provides radiation safety training for staff, and educational instructions for patients and families.
Surveys and Inspections: Conduct radiological surveys, leak tests and wipe tests, utilizing various types of instrumentation in radiation-controlled areas. Conduct radiological hazard assessments and provide recommendations to prevent contamination, releases and control for exposures. Perform inspections according to current frequency and reporting requirements. Verify inventories and security of radioactive materials, including sealed sources, in designated areas. Maintain and submit inventory reports as required. Prepare and submit relevant reports to Senior Radiation Safety Specialist, RSO and UHRSC as required.
Rad PPE (Lead Garments): Perform inventory and inspect radiation control PPE (lead garments) to ensure appropriate attenuation and that they are free of defects that could lead to malfunction. Record and document inventory and inspections as required by policies, procedures or as directed by the Senior Radiation Safety Specialist.
Radiation Safety Support: Provide radiation safety support for clinical procedures involving radioactive isotopes administered to patients, including preparing patient rooms, providing training to staff, patients and visitors, conducting radiological surveys, responding to and cleaning up spills, decontaminating rooms and waste management. Prepare and submit timely reports, including operational concerns, compliance issues and recommendations for improvements to the Senior Radiation Safety Specialist.
Exposure Monitoring: Provide training and awareness information to staff on ALARA principles and the appropriate use of personal exposure (dosimetry) badges and monitoring equipment. Monitor badge usage to ensure that they are appropriately worn and returned in a timely manner. Review dosimetry reports, conduct exposure investigations, provide and follow-up on recommendations to reduce exposures. Maintain program records, review and update procedures and training, prepare and provide reports as required. Perform routine audits of the dosimetry service provider to ensure compliance to contractual and regulatory obligations.
Radiation Safety Training: Develop, schedule and provide radiation safety training for staff, patient and the family members. Perform training needs assessments and develop lesson plans and training materials that appropriately convey radiation safety principles, precepts and specific policies at SBUH. Review and revise training materials as necessary. Maintain training records and documentation.
Emergency Response: Respond to spills, releases and other emergencies involving radioactive materials, including those involving patients who arrive at the SBUH Emergency Department. Conduct assessment of the incident, including radiological surveys. Initiate actions to contain and mitigate the incident. Communicate with and advise the Senior Radiation Safety Specialist, RSO and Hospital staff, on the extent and status of the incident. Prepare relevant reports, including an incident summary, actions taken and recommended corrective actions, to document the incident and for presentation to the UHRSC, URPC and SBUH Administration.
RAM Waste Management: Inspect and maintain RAM waste and Decay In Storage (DIS) areas to ensure the area is well organized, waste is stored properly, and waste materials are appropriately disposed of. Maintain all waste records and prepare required reports. Ensure stocks of consumables (e.g. plastic bags, waste containers, cleaners, gloves, etc.) are maintained at required quantities to ensure continuity of operations.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
Weekend work may be required at times.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: TH CTS Environmental Health and Safety Senior Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Environmental Health and Safety-Stony Brook University
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $82,000-$95,000 plus $3,026 location pay
Salary Grade: SL4
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 2101363
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