Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Five (5) years
of experience in the health physics field, including two (2) years
of radiation safety experience at a medical institution under the
supervision of an RSO. Must submit to fingerprinting and background
check, and be deemed Trustworthy and Reliable by the institutions
Reviewing Official, in accordance with the NRC regulations for 10
CFR 37. 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").
Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in a Physical
Science or a related field. Qualify as an Associate Radiation
Safety Officer (ARSO) under 10 CFR 35.50 for all uses. Health
physics knowledge in nuclear medicine, radiology, radiation
oncology and general research lab applications. Proficiency in
Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Blackboard.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Senior Radiation Safety Specialist will develop and
implement the radiation safety programs for the use of radioactive
materials and radiation producing equipment at Stony Brook
University Hospital (SBUH) to ensure safety and compliance with NYS
Regulation (10 NYCRR Part 16) and the University's Type-A
Broad-Scope Academic and Medical Radiological License conditions.
This position ensures that all program elements are maintained and
that radiation users maintain compliance and operate within the
confines of their EH&S issued permit, including but not limited
to inventory of materials and equipment, inspections, surveys,
quantities of concern security of sources and ensuring exposures
remain as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). The Sr. Radiation
Safety Specialist reports to the University RSO and supervises
staff and activities that support clinical and medical research
programs at SBUH. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical
skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication
Radiation Safety Program: Develop and implement the SBUH
radiation safety programmatic elements, including policies and
procedures, SOP's, and training, to ensure the safe and effective
practices and uses of radioactive materials, radiation generating
equipment and supervision of laser safety programs.
Supervision and Leadership: Supervise the radiation safety staff
and oversee the implementation of all radiation safety programs at
SBUH to ensure that all regulatory requirements, license conditions
and program goals are being met. Provide leadership and direction
for implementation of program requirements within other SBUH
Radiation Safety Education and Training: Develop and provide
radiation safety education for patients and family members. The
Senior Radiation Safety Specialist is also required to develop,
schedule and conduct radiation safety training for staff where
needed that fit the audience and the applications, as there is a
significant training component associated with the requirement to
work with radioactive material and ionizing radiation producing
equipment. Provide detailed consultative service to attending
physicians who handle and/or prescribe radioactive materials or use
Hospital Clinical Support: Develop and implement measures to
support clinical procedures involving the administration of
radioactive isotopes to patients. This includes but is not limited
to reviewing protocols, preparing patient rooms, providing training
to staff, patients and visitors, conducting radiological surveys,
responding to and cleaning up spills, decontaminating rooms and
Surveys and Inspections: Conduct and oversee radiological
surveys, hazard assessments and inspections. Ensure that findings
are appropriately documented. Track findings to ensure appropriate
follow-up on corrective actions and recommendations. Prepare and
submit relevant reports to the RSO and UHRSC as required.
Radiation Safety Committee: Serve on the University Hospital
Radiation Safety Committee (UHRSC) and report on all aspects of the
SBUH radiation safety program, including compliance with license
conditions, license amendments, incidents, accidents and exposure
Incident Response: Respond to spills, releases and other
emergencies involving radioactive materials, including those
involving patients who arrive at the SBUH Emergency Department.
Conduct and lead the investigation for exposure incidents,
including mis-administrations. Provide direction for the ALARA
program and oversee ALARA investigations when exposure values are
exceeded. Ensure that there is follow-up on corrective actions and
findings are appropriately documented.
RAM Waste and Security: Develop and implement requirements for
the security of radiological materials in accordance with 10 CFR
part 37 and license conditions. Oversee the management of Low-Level
Radioactive Waste (LLRW) and Decay in Storage (DIS) waste.
Coordinate the proper disposal and processing of all LLRW and DIS
produced in the SBUH.
- Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and
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.
- 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
Essential Position: 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.
Evening and weekend work may be required at times.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online
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and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status
and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the
university Office of Equity and Access (OEA) at (631) 632-6280 or
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