Radiation Safety Officer
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
4 months ago(6/14/2019 10:21 AM)
Environmental Health and Safety
The Radiation Safety Officer provides a Radiation Safety Program for the College that ensures the safe receipt, use, storage and disposal of ionizing and non-ionizing sources of radiation at the University.
The Officer will:
- Be responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable rules and regulations as they pertain to NYC Article 175, USDOT, NYS DoH and USNRC.
- Maintain the Radioactive Materials Licenses through the NYC Bureau of Radiological Control for the University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
- Maintain 2 current radioactive materials license with the NYC Department of Health.
- Coordinate disposal of radioactive waste material and manage the decay-in-storage facility.
- Conduct quarterly inspections and surveys of laboratories using radionuclides to ensure compliance with Article 175.
- Maintain film badge program for Einstein.
- Conduct monthly training programs for all users of radionuclide and radiation sources.
- Conduct all necessary surveys and checks for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation equipment (radioisotope, irradiators, X-ray machines and lasers).
- Maintain radionuclide inventory and distribution.
- Conduct all necessary bioassays including thyroid scans.
- Ensure calibration of survey instruments on an annual basis.
- Keep current with new trends in Radiation Safety.
- Assist in the general duties of Environmental Health and Safety
- Masters Degree prefered in Radiation Protection or Health Physics and 5-7 years of experience in supervising a radiation program at a University, medical college/research facility or comparable regulatory experience is required of which 2-3 years was spent in a supervisory capacity.
- Ability to understand the application of radionuclides and other sources of radiation to research and medicine.
- Being acceptable to the New York City Department of Health as a Radiation Safety Officer with respect to training and experience.
- A strong commitment to customer service is important in this role.
- Interpersonal communication skills are vital as the Radiation Safety Officer is in contact with virtually every department within the College. The Officer should also have strong writing skills in order to complete the reports generated in this position.
- Strong presentation skills are essential as the Radiation Safety Officer conducts several trainings each year.
Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.