Health Physicist
State of Ohio - Franklin County, OH

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Using various radiation measuring instruments, evaluates independently the production, use, transfer, disposal and/or presence of ionizing radiation from any device or equipment that emits, or is capable of emitting ionizing radiation which would have an effect on public health. Determines radiation exposure to the patient, operator, ancillary staff, and public by performing accurate measurements of radiation levels using a variety of radiation detection instruments and quality control tools to determine compliance with applicable rules and/or standards of the Ohio Revised Code (R.C.), the Ohio Administrative Code (O.A.C.), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 21,Subchapter J, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Assists Program Administrator, Health Physics Supervisors, and other health physicists in all aspects of the radiologic technology section’s duties in order to accomplish the mission of the department (i.e., performs registration, licensure, state x-ray inspections, routine investigations, Health Care Facility inspections, federal contract/agreement inspections such as the FDA Partnership Agreement and Mammography Quality Standards Act inspections to determine compliance with the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code and CFR Title 21). Reviews applications for radiologic licenses, educational programs and healthcare facilities to assure compliance with the applicable laws of the Ohio Revised Code. Maintains accurate inspection equipment inventory and calibration records for the X-ray inspection staff; reports damaged and/or repaired inspection equipment, lost or stolen inspection equipment, misuse of inspection equipment, and makes recommendations to Health Physics Supervisors regarding inspection equipment needs. Lifts and carries survey equipment (up to 40 pounds) and works out-of-doors in all weather conditions and ability to traverse uneven terrain. Writes (using a computer) inspection reports from data collected. Assesses radiologic health data collected from inspections, investigations, phone conversations, written correspondence, meetings, or information obtained from any Health Physics Supervisor; compiles and analyzes data, formulates conclusions based on the collected data and makes recommendations regarding compliance to the supervisor. Provides technical direction to the public regarding procedures for obtaining reports, documents and listings; refers calls to appropriate areas; compiles and mails information requested through mail/phone inquiries. Researches and compiles information (e.g. review licensure and registration files) to assist the program supervisor’s response to public inquiries, business associates, government officials, healthcare providers, suppliers, attorneys and the media. Uses a computer to effectively communicate and responds in a timely fashion to verbal and/or written inquiries from the Health Physics Supervisors, ODH staff, registrants, and the general public. Attends meetings on current radiologic issues. Participates in special projects, inspections, and investigations involving radiological health as it pertains to radiation-generating equipment. As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption team, incident Response Team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of undergraduate core program in health physics, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, radiation physics, radiation sciences, bionucleonics, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy or physics; must be able to provide own transportation. -Or NRRPT, CHP, NMTCB or ARRT certification; must be able to provide own transportation.
  • Or Completion of Navy nuclear school: must be able to provide own transportation.
  • Or 2 years of full-time experience working with one of following: radioactive materials, analysis of radioactive materials in environment, decommissioning of sites contaminated with radioactive materials, radiation- generating equipment, experience that deals with regulatory requirements that involves radiation surveys for dose assessment, radiation inspections, analysis of situations involving radioactive materials or radiologic health and safety; must be able to provide own transportation.
  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Supplemental Information:
Attachments to your application will not be accepted for this posting. You may copy and paste your resume in the text box provided on your application.
Applications of those who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated against the following criteria: Undergraduate or advanced degree in health physics, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, radiation physics, radiation sciences, bionucleonics, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy or physics; experience providing consultation or technical assistance to customers in a regulatory setting; in x-ray registration and inspection; determining compliance regarding x-ray regulations; three years of experience with ionizing x-ray equipment in healthcare settings; experience in assisting in developing and testing of guidance or procedures for x-ray related programs; with computer software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Regi, Share Point); in mentoring staff in the safe use of x-ray equipment; radiation related Certification [e.g., American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Certified Health Physicist (CHP), American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT)]. Your application must specifically address how you meet the above criteria through your experience, education, skill and ability.

All eligible applications shall be reviewed considering the following criteria: qualifications, experience, education and active disciplinary record.
Overnight and weekend travel required . E xposed to low levels of radiation; may be exposed to hazardous levels of radiation. The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive drug test result will not be offered employment.

EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS: Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide the transcript within 5 working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration. Please note that a transcript is considered “official” only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution’s website will not be accepted. ODH reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity’s award of a putative degree. STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of posted positions by logging onto our website www.odh.ohio.gov . Click on the Careers link at the bottom of the page, then go to Status of Positions and click on that link to see if the position has been filled. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application and clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties below. An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed. A resume and/or additional information can be attached to the application and submitted on-line by adding it to your OHMS profile. Applications for this position must be submitted on-line or date-stamped in Human Resources by 5:00 PM on the deadline day. Postmarked applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please submit a separate application for each Position Number (PN) for which you are applying. It is understood that this vacancy posting will in no way replace the position description which remains the official document outlining the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent assigned to this position.

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