This position includes a generous benefits package. Highlights include:
Paid time off (208 hrs./yr. for full-time employment) along with sick leave, and 9 paid holidays
Great healthcare/prescription/dental/vision plan options, some with negligible cost to the employee
Outstanding retirement plans including pension plan options
Substantial TriMet discounts - OHSU campus easily accessible by TriMet
This position will work in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) with duties that encompass all missions of OHSU (Oregon Health & Sciences University). EHS oversees/manages programs and policies aimed at minimizing safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks to the OHSU community. EHS encompasses chemical, biosafety, fire/life safety, radiation safety, as well as general safety oversight across the university. Projects and/or responsibilities in other Facilities Program areas may also be assigned.
The Assistant Clinical Radiation Safety Officer will provide EHS services under the direction of department leadership. This is a part of a highly specialized team performing functions required by state and federal Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). The person in this position participates in all aspects of the Clinical Radiation Safety Program at OHSU. This includes assisting with programs and the activities under the state issued broad scope human use radioactive materials license as consulting on other clinically related radioactive material programs (e.g., non-ionizing radiation) for both direct patient care and studies involving human research subjects. The position may also be asked to assist the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) in program elements. In these capacities, the Clinical Radiation Safety Officer performs duties necessary to ensure the safe use of ionizing, non-ionizing, and laser radiation sources for human use throughout OHSU. Emphasis will be placed on customer service, data management, and collaboration with clinical operations. This position provides safety leadership to the OHSU community by implementing programs and helping OHSU policies and practices conform to federal and state regulations. Additional work may be assigned in identifying, evaluating, controlling and effectively managing the health and safety programs within EHS, and responsibilities will cross over into an integrated clinical/research approach to radiation safety. Projects and/or responsibilities in other program areas may also be assigned.
Review, collaborate, implement, and monitor the OHSU Clinical Radiation Safety program(s).
Assist with communication between OHSU EHS and the State of Oregon's Radiation Protection Services Section of the Health Division.
Represents Clinical Radiation Safety Programs at OHSU during applicable regulatory inspections.
Evaluate, address, and escalate any issues regarding radioactive materials for human use.
Develop and conduct training, internal inspections/audits, and documented information related to the program requirements.
Review of clinical trial protocols with human-subject radiation exams and facilitate Clinical Radiation Safety Committee review.
Direct oversight of the dosimetry program.
Direct oversight of the x-ray machine inventory and registration process.
Direct patient care duties as a member of the clinical care team.
Function as a subject matter expert in radiation safety for workforce members and patients, emergency response, and oversight of ionizing and non-ionizing machines in healthcare.
Engaging with relevant stakeholders, committees, and quality management systems to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the OHSU community.
The primary work location is the Central Campus, located in Portland, Oregon, but will have a strong focus on the OHSU healthcare operations throughout the Portland area, with some duties within the research and education missions.
Must meet any requirements in Oregon Administrative Rules 333-116-0640
3 years of related experience
Working knowledge of local, state, and Federal radiation safety regulations
Working knowledge of CMS/accreditation body requirements (e.g., DNV-GL)
Ability to work with radioactive materials used in a clinical setting
Ability to communicate effectively with regulators and a wide variety of audiences in the clinical setting
Skilled in the use of radiation measuring devices
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Experience responding to a variety of incidents, questions, and exercises on an on-call and after-hours basis
Eligible to obtain and maintain applicable/related certification
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Advanced degree focused on radiation safety or equivalent
Experience as a Radiation Safety Officer in a clinical setting
Experience in an Academic Medical Center
Extensive knowledge of local, state, and Federal radiation safety regulations
Specific knowledge of policies and programs and applicability to this institution
Current applicable/related certification
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm