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Radiation Safety Officer/Nuclear Medicine Coordinator

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Radiation Safety Officer/Nuclear Medicine Coordinator
Providence Health & Services

Job #698481563
Providence is calling a Radiation Safety Officer to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.
In this position, you will:
Act as the principal technical resource to departments and hospital management on radiation safety and advise leadership on strategies and tactics relating to the technical and regulatory direction of the radiation safety program.
Develop, plan, coordinate and manage radiation safety programs, including the implementation of those programs, to ensure the safety of the institution’s employees, students and visitors.
Ensure radiation safety program compliance with applicable policies and local, state, and federal regulations.
Serve as primary contact for inspections and all other regulators.
Manage the Access Authorization Program and Safety/Security Program around category 1 and category 2 materials.
Perform Coordinator-Nuclear Medicine duties within the Nuclear Medicine department.
Develop the staff schedule, modality schedule, procedures and exams, equipment repair, addressing and resolving staffing issues and acting as the advisor to the manager on a variety of issues.
Work closely with the radiologists, other modalities, and will serve as a liaison to scheduling and referring physician offices.
Required qualifications for this position include:
(1) Is certifiedby a specialty board whose certification process has been recognized by theCommission or an Agreement State and who meets the requirements in sections (4)and (5) of this rule. To have its certification process recognized, a specialtyboard shall require all candidates for certification to:
(a)(A) Hold a bachelor or graduate degree from an accredited college oruniversity in physical science or engineering or biological science with aminimum of 20 college credits in physical science;
(B) Have five ormore years of professional experience in health physics (graduate training maybe substituted for no more than two years of the required experience) includingat least three years in applied health physics; and
(C) Pass anexamination administered by diplomats of the specialty board, which evaluatesknowledge and competence in radiation physics and instrumentation, radiationprotection, mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity,radiation biology, and radiation dosimetry.
(b)(A) Hold a masters or doctorate degree in physics, medical physics, other physical science, engineering, or applied mathematics from an accredited college or university;
(B) Have two years of full-time practical training and supervised experience in medical physics:
(i) Under the supervision of a medical physicist who is certified in medical physics by a specialty board recognized by the Commission or an Agreement State; or
(ii) In clinical nuclear medicine facilities providing diagnostic and therapeutic services under the direction of physicians who meet the requirements for authorized users in OAR ~~~ ~~~ or ~~~;
(C) Pass an examination, administered by diplomats of the specialty board, that assesses knowledge and competence in clinical diagnostic radiological or nuclear medicine physics and in radiation safety.
(2) Has completed a structured educational program consisting of 200 hours of classroom and laboratory training as follows:
(a) Radiation physics and instrumentation;
(b) Radiation protection;
(c) Mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity;
(d) Radiation biology;
(e) Radiopharmaceutical chemistry;
(f) Radiation dosimetry; and
(g) One year of full time experience in radiation safety at a medical institution under the supervision of the individual identified as the Radiation Safety Officer on an Authority, Agreement State, Licensing State or U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission license that authorizes similar type(s) of medical use of radioactive material involving the following:
(A) Shipping, receiving, and performing related radiation surveys;
(B) Using and performing checks for proper operation of instruments used to determine the activity of dosages, survey meters, and instruments used to measure radionuclides;
(C) Securing and controlling byproduct material;
(D) Using administrative controls to avoid mistakes in the administration of byproduct material;
(E) Using procedures to prevent or minimize radioactive contamination and using proper decontamination procedures;
(F) Using emergency procedures to control byproduct material; and
(G) Disposing of radioactive material
(3)(a) Is a medical physicist who has been certified by a specialty board whose certification process has been recognized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or an Agreement State under OAR ~~~(1) and has experience in radiation safety for similar types of use of byproduct material for which the licensee is seeking the approval of the individual as Radiation Safety Officer and who meets the requirements in sections (4) and (5) of this rule; or
(b) Is an authorized user, authorized medical physicist, or authorized nuclear pharmacist identified on the licensee''''s license and has experience with the radiation safety aspects of similar types of use of byproduct material for which the individual has Radiation Safety Officer responsibilities
(4) Has obtained written attestation, signed by a preceptor Radiation Safety Officer, that the individual has satisfactorily completed the requirements in section (5) and in paragraphs (1)(a)(A) and (1)(a)(B) or paragraphs (1)(b)(A) and (1)(b)(B) or section (2), or subsections (3)(a) or (3)(b) of this rule, and has achieved a level of radiation safety knowledge sufficient to function independently as a Radiation Safety Officer for a medical use licensee
(5) Has training in the radiation safety, regulatory issues, and emergency procedures for the types of use for which a licensee seeks approval. This training requirement may be satisfied by completing training that is supervised by a Radiation Safety Officer, authorized medical physicist, authorized nuclear pharmacist, or authorized user, as appropriate, who is authorized for the type(s) of use for which the licensee is seeking approval.
Current American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Nuclear Medicine (ARRT)(N) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification
Current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist
1 year of training in Nuclear Medicine from an accredited School of Nuclear Medicine
PET and / or PET/CT experience (where applicable)
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Computer skills and knowledge of keyboard functionality
Completion of pledge to Image Gently / Image Wisely within one month of hire
Ability to read, write and speak English
Expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology, imaging principles and practices, as well as the ability to obtain high-quality images
Adherence to appropriate professional credentialing practice standards
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Board certification by the American Board of Health Physics, the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine or the American Board of Radiology (ABR) as a Radiation Safety Officer
2 years of experience in a tertiary care institution
Supervisory experience
About Providence in Oregon
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging
and welcoming each visitor, introducing
ourselves and Providence, addressing
people by name, providing
the duration of estimated wait times and updating
frequently if timelines change, explaining
situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening
to their concerns, and always thanking
people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time.
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
Our Mission
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
About Us
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
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Updated 07/12/2018

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