Assistant Health Physicist
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

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School/Unit University Operations Services Sub-Unit ------------ Location USA - MA - Cambridge Job Function Technical Time Status Full-time Schedule Department EHSEM Salary Grade 057 Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Duties & Responsibilities

1. Leads the radiation generating machine program, conducts the laboratory hazards analysis and authorization program and establishes technical criteria to ensure safe and efficient operation of the devices in compliance with University permits and policies, governmental regulations, best management and professional practices. This program includes emphasis on ALARA, training of radiation users and general laboratory safety.

2. Provides services in the radioactive materials and radiation generating machine program. Conducts hazard assessments and laboratory audits, makes recommendations to the Radiation Protection Officer on permitting actions and provides training and support to laboratory users. Maintains records to document audit program findings and recommendations.

3. Oversees the radiation dosimetry program, contracted dosimetry services and bioassay monitoring programs. Works with Assistant Radiation Safety Officer to establish dosimetry and bioassay requirements. Creates and issues radiation exposure related reports. Notifies individuals and their supervisors of exposures that are approaching control levels. Recommends and supervises appropriate remedial action. Conducts incident and ALARA investigations and makes recommendations to the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer. Implements and assesses effectiveness of remedial action plans.

4. Provides the day-to-day management of the radiation detection instrumentation and sample counting facilities .

5. Identifies and develops written material in support of the radiation protection program, users, permit holders, and RPO staff. Participates in annual audit and update of key Radiation Protection Office documents including Radiation Safety Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.

6. Participates in the non-ionizing radiation safety program. Conduct hazard analysis of devices such as lasers and measures and evaluates electric and magnetic fields. Makes recommendations to ensure safe conditions that comply with University permits and policies, governmental regulations, best management and professional practices . C onducts system audits and makes recommendations to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) on permitting actions. Maintains records to document audit program findings and recommendations.

7. Assists the Radiation Protection Officer with special projects and other duties in support of the University's Radiation Protection Program

8. Develops working knowledge of routine operational issues in all Environmental Health and Safety program areas. Maintains familiarity with, and participates in implementation of emergency cross training procedures.

9. As a member of the EHSEM team, provides (24 hour) emergency response support on a rotating basis, as needed. Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelors degree in health physics or equivalent and professional experience in a university radiation protection program preferred. Must have strong knowledge of radiation safety and transportation regulations and best management practices for academic radioactive material use. A commitment to comprehensive laboratory safety and teamwork is required. The candidate must have high levels of familiarity with Microsoft Office products, HTML and professional standards of practice for radioactive material use in a university environment. Working knowledge of NRC, DOT, MA-DPH, DLI EPA, and DEP regulations required.

Must take initiative, be organized, able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadline requirements, work independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal and excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail are required. Must be skilled in the use and development of computer databases and other software. Must possess excellent time management and organizational abilities. Candidate is required to participate in 24-hour emergency response activities.

Must possess competency in Microsoft Office software. Must attain high level of proficiency in the use of RPO database system.

Must meet requirements for and maintain unescorted access to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Category 2 radiation sources through the University’s background check program. Participates in EHSEM Emergency Response program as a cross-trained EHSEM staff member; is required to carry a pager and respond to emergencies during non-business hours on a team rotation basis.

Must have sufficient mobility, dexterity, and endurance to perform emergency response activities and field visits. Must be able to access any area of the University to perform inspections, laboratory hazards assessments, emergency response, etc. Must be capable of using respiratory protection equipment and other necessary personal protective equipment. Must be capable of carrying and using monitoring equipment in a variety of workplace environments.

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Under the direction of the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer (ARSO)Associate Radiation Protection Officer (ARPO), ensures the quality and delivery of the Radiation Protection Program’s technical services. Provides the day-to-day management of radiation generating machines, instrumentation, bioassay and dosimetry programs. Conducts laboratory hazards analysis, provides technical and engineering assistance to promote compliance with radiation related regulations, permits and University Policy. Develops and implements programs and procedures to assess and promote personnel safety, program quality and effectiveness. Provides (24-hour) emergency support as needed. Pre-Employment Screening DMV
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