Ranked the No. 1 Hospital in Oregon by the U.S. News & World Report, we pride ourselves in not only serving our community with the highest of accolades, but pushing a multifaceted mission that strives of excellence within the OHSU Culture.
OHSU is hiring! We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:
Full Time Benefits
Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
$25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
Several retirement plans to choose from! – Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b and 457b)
Vacation - up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
Sick Leave - 96 hours per year
8 paid holidays per year
Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
Employee discounts to local and major businesses
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) supports safety and environmental responsibilities at OHSU. EHS programs focus on occupant and facility safety, regulatory compliance, and sustainable practices.
The team of safety professionals works to prevent accidents and injuries, minimize exposures to hazardous conditions and substances, reduce the institutional impact on the environment, provide regulatory compliance expertise, and promote an integrated culture of safety.
Services include policy management; training, education and outreach; hazardous waste collection; regulatory consultation; and establishing tools and services that allow the organization to recognize and address health and safety hazards. The programs are organized under general health and safety, fire safety, hazardous waste, biological safety, chemical safety, environmental protection, and radiation safety.
Function/Duties of Position
This position will work in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) with duties that encompass all missions of OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University). EHS oversees/manages programs and policies aimed at minimizing safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks to the OHSU community. EHS encompasses chemical, biosafety, fire/life safety, radiation safety, as well as general safety oversight across the university. Projects and/or responsibilities in other Facilities Program areas may also be assigned. Must meet all requirements of Oregon Administrative Rules 333-116-0640.
The Clinical Radiation Safety Officer is a highly specialized position required by state and federal Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). The person in this position manages the Clinical Radiation Safety Program at OHSU. This position functions as the Clinical Radiation Safety Officer (CRSO) for OHSU’s state issued broad scope human use radioactive materials license as well as consults on other clinically related radioactive material programs (e.g., non-ionizing radiation) for both direct patient care and studies involving human research subjects. The position also functions as the back up to the Laser Safety Officer (LSO).
In these capacities, the Clinical Radiation Safety Officer performs duties necessary to ensure the safe use of ionizing, non-ionizing, and laser radiation sources for human use throughout OHSU. This position is key to protection of the environment and OHSU community, including workforce members, visitors, patients, and human subjects, and oversight of regulatory compliance.
Develop, implement, and monitor the OHSU Clinical Radiation Safety program(s)
Act as the point of contact between OHSU and the State of Oregon’s Radiation Protection Services Section of the Health Division.
Represents OHSU during regulatory inspections related to clinical radiation safety and use.
Evaluate, address, and escalate any issues regarding radioactive materials for human use.
Develop and conduct training, internal inspections/audits, and documented information related to the program requirements
Review of clinical trial protocols with human-subject radiation exams
Direct oversight of the dosimetry program
Direct patient care duties as a member of the clinical care team
Function as the organizational subject matter expert in radiation safety for workforce members and patients, emergency response, and oversight of ionizing and non-ionizing machines in healthcare.
This position acts as a leader for the Clinical Radiation Safety Committee and functions as the primary liaison to the Environment of Care Committee and the OHSU Management System for radiation related matters.
Must meet all requirements of Oregon Administrative Rules 333-116-0640
See "Additional Details" for more information
7 years of related experience
Working knowledge of local, state, and Federal radiation safety regulations
Working knowledge of CMS/accreditation body requirements (e.g., DNV-GL)
Ability to work with radioactive materials used in a clinical setting
Ability to communicate effectively with regulators and a wide variety of audiences in the clinical setting
Skilled in the use of radiation measuring devices
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Experience responding to a variety of incidents, questions, and exercises on an on-call and after-hours basis
Eligible to obtain and maintain applicable/related certification
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Advanced degree focused on radiation safety or equivalent
Experience as a Radiation Safety Officer in a clinical setting
Experience in an Academic Medical Center
Must have experience in a Healthcare Environment
Extensive knowledge of local, state, and Federal radiation safety regulations
Specific knowledge of policies and programs and applicability to this institution
Have a bachelor's or graduate degree in physical science, engineering, or biological science with specific courses AND has 5 or more years of professional experience in health physics (at least three in applied); OR
Have master's or doctor's degree in applicable programs and additionally has two years of full-time practical training; OR
Have completed a structured educational program consisting of 200 hours or more of specific coursework, including one full year of experience at a medical institution under the supervision of a Radiation Safety Officer (including specific duties); OR
Is a certified medical physicist with experience in radiation safety for similar types of use
Candidates must have a written attestation, signed by a preceptor Radiation Safety Officer (can be completed post-hire from current Radiation Safety Officer)
Candidates must have training in OHSU’s specific licenses and protocols, and procedures that is supervised by a Radiation Safety Officer (can be completed post-hire)
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon's only public academic health center. U.S. News and World Report has named OHSU Hospital the No.1 Hospital in Oregon. We educate health professionals and scientists and provide leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research. OHSU employees are Torchbearers. It’s not only a job, it's a calling.