Medical Health Physicist - Radiation & Environmental Health and Safety - Full time - Days
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC0328746C
Make a difference every single day!
At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals--and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work - perfection and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have phenomenal resources to do something incredible--for yourself, and for others.
Under the general supervision of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), the Medical Health Physicist will assist in achieving and maintaining the State and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulatory requirements for the use of ionizing radiation and radioactive materials. The physicist will assist the RSO on the day to day operation of the radiation safety program and the broad scope Radioactive Material License. The physicist consults therapy radioactive material patients, performs radiation dose calculations for Institutional Review Board (IRB), reviews and revises policies and procedures, assists with Radiation Safety Committee meetings, and provides assistance to the radiation safety program of offsite facilities.
The Medical Health Physicist must maintain competency skills including the ability to communicate with diverse cultural backgrounds. In addition, aide in various special projects as needed. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, make independent judgment within the scope of delegated authority and actions. Adhere to Cedars- Sinai Health System Corporate Compliance Plan, Code of Conduct, departmental policies and procedures, and comply with Job Hazard Analysis Protocols.
What's this role all about?
Provides radiation safety support to staff on the main campus and offsite facilities.
Provides training to all users of ionizing radiation including but not limited to x-ray, fluoroscopy, and radioactive materials
Consults patients who are scheduled to be treated with radioactive materials
Assists RSO in conducting Radiation Safety Committee meetings.
Assists RSO in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.
Performs radiation dose calculations for pregnant and breastfeeding patients.
Performs radiation dose calculations for Institutional Review Board.
Assists in all regulatory aspects pertaining to Cedars Sinai Broad Scope Radioactive Material License.
Reviews personnel dosimetry reports and investigate radiation doses that are over reasonable levels.
Performs radiation safety audits throughout the Medical Center and offsite facilities
Performs radiation surveys and wipes using portable instruments (e.g. G-M counter, Ion Chamber), Liquid Scintillation counter and Gamma Counter.
Performs quality assurance tests on Dose Calibrators, Well counters, Thyroid probes
Assists laser safety officer.
Assists with special projects.
Master's Degree in Physics, Health Physics, Medical Physics, or related field required.
Valid CA Drivers License required.
Certified as a Health Physicist by The American Academy of Health Physics preferred.
What else are we looking for?
Two (2) years' experience with Diagnostic Imaging Physics and compliance testing, Laser Testing, and General Radiation Safety.
Writing skills sufficient to prepare clear, concise, logical, and grammatically correct technical reports, analysis, correspondence, etc. for management, faculty, staff, and regulatory agencies.
Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers, research personnel, administrative personnel, and regulatory personnel.
Ability to make effective oral presentations at seminars, committee meetings, and technical symposia.
The candidate must have strong computer skills in general and computer programming skills such as Python is preferred
Working Title: Medical Health Physicist - Radiation & Environmental Health and Safety - Full time - Days
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.