Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to, and under the supervision of the Associate Manager for Clinical Radiation Safety Programs, the Health Physicist is responsible for health physics functions and duties relating to the implementation of radiation safety programs and the Environmental Health and Safety departmental mission. This position provides radiological and related support services to a variety of local and off-site Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital facilities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to: ? Assisting the Senior Health Physicist, and Deputy Radiation Safety Officer as directed; ? Supervising and directing the activities of Associate Health Physicists as assigned; ? Providing health physics support for diagnostic and therapeutic administration of radiation in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Radiation Oncology, Cardiac Catheterization laboratory, Interventional Radiology, Surgery, dentistry, PET, medical/surgical nursing units, and other clinical radiation use areas; ? Performing in-depth radiation protection audits, surveys, and inspections of clinical x-ray use and radioactive material use programs; ? Conducting surveys on radiation-protective equipment, including fixtures, devices, and personal protective equipment under supervision; ? Providing on-the-job training and direction to EH&S and other personnel; ? Reviewing and interpreting radiation protection audit/survey/inspection results and recommending corrective and preventative actions; ? Maintaining inventories of radiation detection instruments, sealed source radioactive materials, and radiation emitting devices; ? Performing and documenting receipt surveys of incoming radioactive material shipments; ? Performing surveys and decontamination of radioactive material use areas; ? Responding to radioactive material spills and other radiation emergencies, to include evaluating and executing corrective measures; ? Collecting, surveying, and processing of radioactive material waste; ? Preparing and generating routine and specialized reports; ? Providing radiation protection consultations to occupationally exposed individuals, patients receiving therapeutic administrations of radioactive materials, and patients exposed to elevated levels of radiation during their procedure. ? Measuring and documenting radiation levels around patients receiving therapeutic treatments; ? Following and enforcing HIPAA regulations; ? Other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a physical, biological or other related science and a minimum of three years demonstrated experience in radiation protection or a closely related field.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Requirements also include: excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage deadlines; ability to relate to all levels of personnel in a collaborative manner; demonstrated ability to set priorities, work with diplomacy and efficiency in a fast-paced environment, and the maturity to carry out activities with minimum supervision. The candidate must be detail oriented and computer literate with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of university and/or hospital culture is preferred. Ability to lift 50 pounds and manipulate a full 55-gallon/400 pound drum using a drum cart. Ability to wear a respirator.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or certification in Radiography and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or certification by the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) preferred. Eligibility for certification by the American Board of Health Physics, the American Board of Medical Physics, the American Board of Radiology, or an equivalent certifying body a plus.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_168510
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