Responsible for the proper use of device produced radiation and radioactive materials applied to humans in all University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Health Care Systems (JMHCS) facilities. This includes Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson South Community Hospital, JMHCS community clinics, JMHCS facilities within county correctional facilities, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Hospital (UMH), University of Miami at Deerfield, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and other University of Miami satellite diagnostic facilities. Dedicates about 60% of his time to matters related to the use of radioactive materials on patients, 20% of his time to the use of x-rays, linear accelerators and other therapeutic devices and 10% of his time to training of personnel. Supervises three Asst. RSO Medical Physicists directly and indirectly supervises one Technician. Service as Director of the Radiation Control Center and RSO for Non-Human Use in the absence of the Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
60% Establishes radiation safety programs for the use of radioactive material; Performs internal audits, testing of equipment and contamination surveys for adherence with radiation safety programs and compliance with Government regulations; Monitors radiation exposure to patients, personnel and the general public; Maintains records and correspondence with Government agencies; Prepares the necessary documentation for licensing of radioactive material; Assists during Government inspections; Member of the hospital’s Radiation Safety Committee. Serves as Radiation Safety Officer on State of Florida License Numbers 1319-1, 1319-3, and 59-7.
20% Establishes radiation safety programs for x-rays, linear accelerators and other therapy devices; Establishes quality control and radiation safety programs for diagnostic x-rays; Performs lead shielding calculations for diagnostic facilities and radiation surveys; Monitors radiation exposure to patients and personnel exposed to radiation; Maintains records and correspondence with Government agencies; Prepares the necessary documentation for registration and certification of radiation equipment; Assists during x-rays inspections.
10% Provides radiation safety sessions to resident physicians working with radioactive material or x-rays; Provides radiation safety training to nurses working with radiation or caring for patients with radioactive material.
10% Other duties as assigned. Includes functioning as Acting Director of the Radiation Control Center and Radiation Safety Officer for Non-Human use in the Director’s absence.
Minimum requirements are a Master's degree in Medical Physics and 5 years of experience in a medical academic setting. Must be Licensed or license eligible in the State of Florida as a Diagnostic Medical Physicist or Nuclear Medical Physicist. Must meet regulatory requirements for listing as an RSO (Radiation Safety Officer) on a Broad Medical Radioactive Materials License. Also must be eligible to be listed on licenses covering one or more of the following modalities, Gamma Knife, HDR or ViewRay. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.