SCHOOL/UNIT DESCRIPTION: Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) department, as part of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR), supports and advances the teaching, learning and research activities at Stanford by promoting a safe and healthy campus environment. We provide and coordinate programs and services that minimize the safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks in a manner consistent with fiscal and environmental stewardship. The work environment is team-oriented, collaborative, supportive, innovative, and dynamic. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
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The EH&S Research Safety Health Physics seeks a well-rounded, versatile Research Radiation Safety Manager to evaluate and manage a wide variety of health physics challenges in research, and to support clinical research and healthcare settings. Your primary program management responsibilities include the research use of radioactive materials, lasers, radiation generating devices, and non-ionizing radiation. You will oversee technical and operational functions to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, University policies and procedures, and professional standards of practice. This position works closely with the institutional Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) to administer health physics programs and various projects under Stanford's broad scope license, within Stanford University, Stanford Healthcare, and other research and healthcare organizations. You will assist the institutional RSO and deputy RSO with operational management and strategic planning. Within the Research Safety team, this role works closely with Research Biosafety, Laboratory Safety, and the other Health Physics programs as needed to contribute to existing efforts and assist in developing new initiatives to enhance the culture of safety and reduce risk in research and clinical work environments. You will coach and supervise staff to achieve the clinical, research and teaching mission, goals, and objectives of the EH&S Health Physics Group. If you are looking to serve as a leading subject matter expert within Research Safety, coordinating closely with staff to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration, enhance the culture of safety and reduce risk in research and healthcare settings, then this may be the career opportunity for you!
In this role, you will: * Recommend, design, implement, and evaluate radiation research, training and monitoring programs, inspection standards, safe-work methods, decontamination procedures, and radiological emergency procedures. * Manage daily budget and staffing levels for radiation safety program operations and provide leadership direction to staff in support of radiation safety program's mission. * Serve as a subject matter expert in one or more functional specialization areas, such as radiological environment protection, radioactive waste management, and/or dosimetry. * Review and incorporate government and university radiation protection standards and regulations into the radiation safety programs. * Hire and retain staff; provide career and performance coaching, growth, and personal development for direct reports.
Additionally, you will: * Manage and provide functional direction and training in the overall application of research radiation safety programs. * Manage and supervise health physics program staff in a diverse, fast-moving research and health care enterprise. * Advise researchers and experimenters on radiation safety issues and controls on new or continuing research projects by maintaining field presence in support of radiation protection programs, performing calculations, and assisting researchers, engineers, and physicists in avoiding or minimizing radiation exposure and equipment damage. * Prepare compliance reports and maintain records of program operations that are in a form suitable for inspection by regulatory agencies and can be retrieved and distributed. * Actively participate in the work of professional societies and governmental agencies in standards setting, education and regulatory development related to radiation protection, especially as related to the academic research setting. * Develop and implement internal quality assurance/quality control programs to assure effectiveness and efficiency in the programs. * Provide managerial, technical, and administrative support to the University Administrative Panel on Radiation Safety and the local control committees (clinical radiation safety, non-human use radiation safety, and laser safety). * Develop, maintain, and ensure execution of radiation safety training programs. * Provide 24-hour emergency response support, as needed. * Develop working knowledge of routine operational issues in all Environmental Health and Safety program areas. Maintain familiarity with emergency cross training procedures. * Develop and maintain health physics program information on the EH&S web site. * Direct and oversee the University's laser safety program; supervise the laser safety officer. * Conduct comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of radiation safety programs. Develop and implement safety policies and procedures related to radiation protection regulations. * Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the radiation hazard. * Manage and provide functional direction and training in the overall application of research radiation safety programs. * Provide oversight for safe and effective conduct of facility operation and radiological activities in assigned research or medical facilities; and/or initiating and overseeing corrective actions and preventive measures for compliance violations. * Conduct comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of radiation safety programs. Develop and implement safety policies and procedures related to radiation protection regulations. * Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the radiation hazard. * Provide instructions and conduct research seminars on radiation safety and physics to staff and academic audience. May perform research and development and publish papers in refereed journals. * Train and coach students, technicians, and health physicists. * Lead teams responsible for developing and implementing radiation safety programs, including development of supportive information management systems for regulatory compliance.
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in health physics, radiation physics, medical physics, nuclear engineering, or related field. Eight years of applicable experience in health physics and program management performing duties similar to those listed above, with progressively increasing responsibility for personnel management.
To be successful in this role, you will bring: * Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills. * In-depth knowledge of federal and state regulation compliance aspects of the research radiation and laser safety programs interpreting and applying regulations in real world situations. * Demonstrated experience managing and evaluating a health physics program with broad-scope license, including budget needs, long-range goals, and department objectives. * Experience with requirements of monitoring and overseeing the disposal of radioactive materials. * Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization. * Ability to lead professionally in emergency/crisis situations.
Certifications and Licenses Required: NONE
Preferred Certifications and Licenses: Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) or eligible desired.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: * Occasionally stand/walk; frequently sitting; rarely kneel/crawl; occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders; frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation; rarely grasp forcefully; frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, write by hand; rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop; occasionally operate foot and/or hand controls. * Frequently lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds; rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-40 pounds or more. * Able to wear a respirator and perform duties while wearing. * Auditory acuity to hear clicks and buzzers for detection equipment. * Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California non-commercial class driver license. Ability to drive day and night.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
WORKING CONDITIONS: * May be exposed to radioactive materials and/or ionizing radiation, Class IIIB or IV lasers, magnetic or electromagnetic fields, and lead. * May be exposed to biohazards (urine, blood, feces) while working with patients and/or animals in ER's, OR's or IR's (interventional radiology). Must gown up for sterile environments. * May require travel to off campus locations. * Must be available for emergency response and on call duties.
WORK STANDARDS: * When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements. * Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. * Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. * Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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