Under general supervision of the organization's X-Ray Safety Officer (XSO), assist in providing oversight and management of the X-ray Radiation Safety Program. Develops institutional policies, procedures, and guidance documents in an effort to keep radiation exposures as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Assistant X-Ray Safety Officer will
Manage day-to-day operations of the occupational radiation exposure monitoring program (badge distribution/collection, providing reports to the XSO, etc.). Perform audits and inspections of x-ray use areas
Assist the XSO with the development of radiation safety training material. Manage the radiation protective equipment program (aprons, thyroid shields, leaded gloves, lead glasses, etc.)
Provide support for the institutional x-ray safety program. Develop policies, procedures, guidance, reports, and metrics with the X-Ray Safety Officer to improve the safety culture
Consult with management and front line staff to review the work environment for radiological risks and recommend controls to maintain occupational radiation exposures ALARA and within regulatory limits
Develop, write and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines for institutional operations. Consult with management and staff. Research alternative practices for operational improvements and risk mitigation
Inspect, test, and assess various x-ray radiation-producing equipment used in clinical and research settings. Report findings to the X-Ray Safety Officer and recommends equipment, program, and compliance updates
Collect data and metrics to identify improvement or residual risk observed while performing assessments within the enterprise. Use standardized tests to ensure compliance with Massachusetts Radiation Control Regulations and The Joint Commission requirements
Maintain specific working knowledge of radiation safety practices related to x-ray radiation-producing equipment used in hospital and research laboratory settings. Perform regulatory required equipment performance evaluations and radiation protection surveys under the direction of the X-Ray Safety Officer for non-Radiology of x-ray equipment used in a variety of clinical and research areas at BCH Main Campus and Satellite Facilities. These tests and surveys are performed initially, annually, and after major repairs before use on patients
Develop monthly patient radiation exposure reports and along with monthly/quarterly ALARA reports and provide to the X-Ray Safety Officer
To qualify you must have:
Bachelor's Degree in Health physics, medical physics, radiological sciences and protection or relevant field
Minimum 1 year of experience
Valid MA driver's license and reliable transportation for travel to satellite locations when necessary
Analytical skills necessary to plan, design, and enhance highly-complex hospital-wide systems and programs, resolve problems requiring a comprehensive and state-of-the-art awareness of the technology and literature
Knowledge of pertinent regulatory requirements in an academic research and healthcare environment
Be proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and able to learn new software programs
Be comfortable with working in areas where x-ray radiation is in use
Be Detail oriented, this will be necessary for ensure accurate records are maintained for compliance purposes
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Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.