Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). In lieu of degree, associate's degree may be considered for candidates with certification in American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologist (NRRPT). Three (3) years' experience in radiation safety, to include one (1) year medical laser safety experience. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Five (5) or more years of experience in radiation safety, including developing and/or implementing radiation safety programs in a healthcare setting. Experience implementing laser safety programs, including developing laser safety policies, procedures, and training programs. Experience performing laser system classifications, hazard evaluations, and control measures on various classes of laser systems. Certification by the Board of Laser Safety (BLS) as a Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CMLCO). Experience with Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office programs.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Hospital Radiation Safety Associate will also serve as the Laser Safety Officer and will promote and support excellence in the science and practice of ionizing radiation and laser protection and safety. The Hospital Radiation Safety Associate/Laser Safety Officer (HRSA/LSO) works at healthcare facilities where ionizing radiation is generated and radionuclides are used for diagnostic, interventional and therapy procedures, and laser radiation is produced for various medical procedures. The HRSA/LSO will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to conducting hazard evaluations, implementing control measures, developing and implementing policies, procedures and training, performing and inspections, maintaining records and reporting on program activities and status. The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills.
Serve as SBM Laser Safety Officer (LSO)
Hazard Classification: ensure all health care laser systems (HCLS) have been labeled by the manufacturer to indicate the appropriate hazard classification in accordance with federal regulations and ANSI Z136.3.
Hazard Evaluation: ensure hazard evaluations of all laser treatment controlled areas (LTCAs) are performed prior to laser operations.
Hazard Response: inform all users of any identified imminent danger from a laser hazard, control use accordingly and suggest hazard mitigation strategies.
Control Measures: ensure control measures as prescribed by the HCLS manufacturer and/or determined by hazard evaluations are in effect, recommend or approve substitute or alternate control measures when the primary ones are not feasible or practical, and periodically evaluate the effectiveness of selected controls.
Procedure Development, Review, and Approvals: establish and enforce policies and procedures (P&Ps) for HCLS use, including, maintenance, service, and procedural checklists and any laser safety-related items reflected in Hospital P&Ps used by operating personnel to operate lenses.
Protective Equipment: ensure that appropriate protective equipment is available, in good working order, and is used correctly.
Signs and Labels: ensure that the wording on area signs and equipment labels are in accordance with ANSI Z136.3.
Facilities and Equipment: approve HCLS installations and equipment prior to use to ensure that it is consistent with the manufacturer's safety recommendations and labeling contained in user manuals and as recommended by ANSI Z136.3. Review modifications of existing facilities or HCLS equipment to ensure compliance with FDA regulations. Perform and document hazard evaluations of modified equipment. Ensure that periodic maintenance and service is carried out by qualified personnel and that records of this maintenance and service are maintained.
Administer the personnel monitoring program
Distribute and collect personnel dosimeter monitors. Ensure personnel monitors are sent for processing to the commercial vendor in a timely manner. Ensure the results of radiation exposure reports are distributed.
Maintain personnel exposure and biossay records. Determine need for bioassays.
Notify individuals and their supervisors of exposures approaching or exceeding initial ALARA levels and maintain documentation of notifications. Recommend appropriate remedial actions to reduce personnel exposure and documenting recommendations.
Investigate personnel exposure over ALARA investigation thresholds. Document findings and maintain investigation documentation.
Prepare timely quarterly ALARA statistics and investigational report summaries for presentation to the University Hospital Radiation Safety Committee (UHRSC) and the University Radiation Protection Committee (URPC).
Continually improve the personnel monitoring program by implementing process improvements. Draft and implement policies/procedures as necessary and implement/deliver staff training as necessary.
Ensure control of radioactive material
Provide general surveillance over all activities involving radioactive material, including routine monitoring and special surveys of all areas in which radioactive material is used.
Conduct inspections of radiation use areas as well as monitoring of administration of diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radioactive materials and ionizing radiation.
Develop, Implement, and Deliver Training
Develop, implement and deliver radiation safety training to radiation workers, ancillary staff, patients, and family members.
Develop, implement and deliver training in the proper use of radioactive material prior to use.
Provide annually (refresher training), and as required by changes in procedures, equipment, regulations, etc.
Provide detailed consultative service to the attending physicians who handle radioactive materials or use x-ray equipment.
Develop, implement, and deliver training on the proper use, handling, and processing of personnel dosimetry and on general personnel monitoring program requirements.
Continually improve the training program by implementing process improvements. Draft and implement policies/procedures as necessary and implement/deliver staff training as necessary.
Support emergency and incident response
Respond to emergency spills of radioactivity as well as other off-normal incident calls as necessary.
Identify medical events and participate in event review and deep dives.
Participate in the off-hours on-call/recall rotation.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Evening and weekend work will be required at times.
***Out-of-State Applicants : Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency
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Stony Brook University, home to many highly-ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $82,000-$95,000.
Salary Grade: SL4
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 1902554
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