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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Radiation Safety Officer - University Risk Management in Charleston, South Carolina

Job summary: The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is responsible for establishing and executing management, technical, and operational functions of the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Radiation Safety Program to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and MUSC Enterprise-wide regulations, policies, procedures and professional standards of practice. The RSO assures effective utilization of resources and provides leadership direction in the day-to-day operations and personnel management of the Radiation Safety Program, and is able to manage, identify, and resolve unique situations and issues with wide implications for MUSC and MUSC Health by applying technical medical health physics knowledge and experience in the field. The RSO provides Radiation Safety oversight and ensures compliance with rules and regulations governing the handling and use of radioactive materials, radiation producing equipment, and laser producing equipment; decisions made by the RSO directly impact MUSC and MUSC Health’s Radioactive Material License. The RSO performs as service area expert for MUSC Health regional hospitals and affiliates. Recommends, designs, implements and evaluates radiation and laser research protocols, training and monitoring programs, inspection standards, safe work methods, decontamination procedures, and radiological emergency procedures. The RSO communicates effectively and works to motivate key individuals, including physicians, principal investigators, clinical support personnel, researchers, students, etc. to practice appropriate radiation safety in the performance of their work. Additionally, MUSC’s RSO maintains open lines of communication with regulatory officials and serves as area expert before, during, and after regulatory surveys or inspections.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 9: $73,421.00 - $104,631.00 - $135,842.00 (min - mid - max)

FLSA: Salaried

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree and five years relevant program management experience.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Advanced degree (doctorate preferred) in radiological sciences or cognizant discipline and Certification by the American Board of Health Physics is required. Must possess all of the required training, education, skills and knowledge to be an RSO in the State of South Carolina, defined by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Must be proficient and experienced in the management and operation of a large academic, medical, research university and a medical broad scope, by-product materials license. Candidate must have at least ten (10) years of professional experience as a health physicist or medical physicist, with a minimum of seven (7) years of management responsibility as a RSO or Assistant RSO. Must possess a working knowledge of radiation and transportation regulations and professional standards of practice for radioactive material acquisition and use in a university and medical care environment. Working knowledge of DHEC, NRC, DOT, FDA and other pertinent regulations required. Must take initiative, be organized, able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadline requirements, work independently and as a part of the University Risk Management (URM) team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent time management and organizational abilities. Candidate is required to participate in URM emergency response activities on a 24-hour basis.

Guidelines and Supervision: Employee will work independently, reporting directly to the Director of University Risk Management.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)