University Hospital Associate Radiation Safety Officer - 1902670
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume) :
Bachelor of Science 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. Strong analytical and computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and Blackboard. 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").
Preferred Qualifications :
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Knowledge of nuclear medicine, radiology and general research lab applications. Specialty Board Certification recognized by the NRC Regulations 10 CFR 35.50.
Brief Description of Duties:
The University Hospital Associate Radiation Safety Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing the radiation protection programs at Stony Brook University Hospital to ensure safety and compliance with NYS Regulation (10NYCRR Part 16) and the University's Type-A Broad-Scope Academic and Medical Radiological License conditions. The position is responsible for the day-to-day use of radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment. This position ensures that all program elements are maintained, including but not limited to inventory of materials and equipment, inspections, surveys, increased controls for high RAM sources and ensuring exposures remain ALARA (As Low AS Reasonably Achievable). The UH Associate RSO reports to the University RSO and supervises staff and activities that support clinical (medical) programs at University Hospital. The successful incumbent should have excellent communication skills.
Develop and implement the UH 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 lasers.
Supervise the UH radiation safety staff and oversee the implementation of all radiation safety programs at University Hospital to ensure that all regulatory requirements, license conditions and program goals are being met.
Provide radiation safety education for patients and family members. The UH ARSO is also required to develop, schedule and conduct radiation safety training for staff 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 radioactive materials or use x-ray equipment.
Conduct and oversee radiological surveys associated with the treatment of radiotherapy patients and the use of radiation control areas throughout the UH complex, using various health physics instrumentation. The accurate recording and filing of radiological data is crucial to meeting all licensing requirements as detailed by NYSDOH.
Perform committee work associated with the UH License. This position is required to report on all aspects of the radiation safety program. All incidents, accidents and exposure investigations plus updates re: regulatory licensing changes are part of the duties to be carried out.
Conduct and oversee inspections of all areas working with radioactive material or designated as radiation control areas. Conduct hazard assessments and compliance checks that reflect all the conditions that the UH radiation program has agreed to meet. Develop a report that contains a feedback mechanism re: all items of noncompliance.
Investigate all incidents, including exposures, mis-administrations, etc. The UH has an ALARA program that details certain investigatory actions be taken by the UH ARSO when certain exposure values are exceed. After reviewing all exposure reports for the UH - the UH ARSO must follow-up on each investigatory value and document the findings.
Respond to all emergency calls that involve (major or minor) spills of radioactivity and other incidents. In addition, this individual will be available for all radiological incidents that occur internally or externally (i.e. - patients who arrive through the ER).
Radioactive material source security & Low Level Radioactive Waste management - assure source security re: all radioactive material in the UH and coordinate the proper disposal and processing of all LLRW produced in the UH.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
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. Evening and weekend work may be required at times.
***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 offer.
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.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Stony Brook University/Research is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police .
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Environmental Health & Safety-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Aug 13, 2019
Posting End Date: Sep 13, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the rane of $98,000 - $110,000.
Salary Grade: SL5
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 1902670
About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.