Rush University Medical Center  Health Physicist Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Health Physicist Specialist

Department: Radiation Safety

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Radiation Physics

Job Number: 2018-3463

Job Description:

Health Physicist Specialist

We are seeking an experience, self-directed and highly motivated Health Physicist Specialist to join our Respiratory Safety team at Rush University Medical Center!

Position Highlights: The Health Physicist Specialist supports the objectives of the Radiation Safety Office in all aspects of technical operations in maintaining radiation compliance and safety for patients, visitors and employees.

Position Responsibilities:

·Manages the day-to-day operations of personnel monitoring program including receiving, sorting, and distributing badges, ordering and terminating badges, managing incoming and outgoing history and moonlighter data, issuing Form 5’s, DPW badges, dosimetry reports to managers, termination reports, and maintaining all required records in an auditable format.

·Conducts ALARA reviews and issue reports. Investigate adverse findings to include assessment of radiation protection program needs in affected areas.

·Performs routine area radiation surveys and contamination monitoring in all areas where radiation sources are used and stored. Maintains accurate facility diagrams of all radiation use areas.

·Surveys of new areas and equipment.

·Manages the program to ensure lead apron safety. Responsible for the correct inspection procedures and testing frequency, inventory maintenance, and use and care inspections.

·Assists the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in auditing radiation-related records in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Research, and Industrial use locations on a regular basis to ensure compliance during regulatory inspections.

·Manages the radioactive waste program to include weekly surveys, inventory maintenance, decay-in-storage, and preparing shipments off-site as needed. Collects radioactive waste for central storage.·Maintains certifications for hazardous materials shipping and receiving.

·Receives processes and delivers radioactive material packages. Maintains a database of all radioactive materials with the goal of real time activity levels for all radionuclides.

·Assists with the management of radiopharmaceutical therapy patients to include room preparation and teardown, patient instruction, waste oversight, security and control, and surveys for room release. Assists in the radiation safety oversight of microsphere therapy. Assists with the radiation safety aspects of LDR brachytherapy patients.

·Maintains all required training and education to include DOT Hazardous Materials training, applicable radiation safety training, hazardous materials training, and hospital-required safety training.

·Assists with maintaining all files within the Radiation Safety Office, answers phone calls, ensures adequate inventory of lab supplies, scanning and photocopying, data entry, and other administrative functions to ensure smooth department functionality.

Position Qualifications Include :

·Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Health Physics or a closely related discipline preferred.

·An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.

·1 or more years of full- time experience in a Health Physics role that includes medical, research, academic, or industrial applications is preferred but. Recent graduates

·ABHP and/or NRRPT certification preferred.

·Working knowledge of Health Physics/Radiation Safety operations including ALARA, personnel monitoring, radiation surveys, contamination monitoring, use of survey meters and other radiological instruments, receiving RAM packages, spill response, and radioactive waste management.

·Ability to learn new activities to enhance skill set and to support the mission of the Radiation Safety Office

·Effective and professional written and oral communication skills required.

·Ability to work as a team member as well as independently to accomplish department objectives required.

·Excellent time management, task prioritization, attention to detail, and organizational skills required.

·Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and comply with fit testing policies required.

·Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

·Excellent computer skills required

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

  • Rush is ranked fifth for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.