Lead Health Physics Technologist

The University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill , NC 27516

Posted 1 week ago

The primary purpose of this position is to establish and maintain laboratory safety compliance at all UNC facilities on campus and off-campus, such as Morehead City, with regard to the NC radiation regulations, OSHA, DOT. EPA and NFPA requirements.

Furthermore, the position is to assure that UNC Healthcare and their satellite facilities meet all NC radiation regulations and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards. The primary goal of the position is to insure a healthful and safe environment for the faculty, staff, patients, and visitors at all UNC and UNC- Healthcare facilities. This position will conduct comprehensive supervisory audits of laboratories and radiation use areas, evaluate safety performance, make independent measurements, interview staff and faculty members, observe adherence to safety protocols and discuss findings and recommendations with the responsible individuals.

Additionally, this position conducts safety surveys of hospital activities using radiation sources, including therapy patients and environs, medical and dental x- ray facilities and equipment (CT scanners, accelerators, and teletherapy facilities), nuclear medicine, radiation therapy laboratories and waste areas. This position will serve as an operational and working lead and coordinate the typical radiation safety program duties and activities among three (3) other Health Physics Technologists (HPT), maintain operational SOPs, (developing new ones as necessary), ensure weekend and evening work coverage as necessary, serve as main interface between Health Physicists and the HPTs for assignments and perform other duties as assigned by the Research Services Office (RSO) or four (4) other Health Physicists. Four year degree with a preference for a related major in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require specific certifications or licenses. Specific jobs will require additional minimum training and/or licensing upon selection.



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Lead Health Physics Technologist

The University Of North Carolina