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HEALTH PHYSICIST

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary:

Minimum $62,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Job Summary:

Health Physicists play a key role in support and implementation of procedures and processes for the UW-Madison Radiation Safety Program which oversees both campus and clinical areas at UW Health facilities.

The Health Physicist will perform audits of research areas and protocols to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and department policies. They will interpret and implement federal, state, and local standards, rules, regulations, and guidance concerning radiological health and safety issues. They will conduct exposure and contamination surveys, sealed source inventory and leak tests, inventories of radioactive material and radiation-producing machines, decontamination and release or decommissioning, and effluent and environmental monitoring.

Responsibilities:

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist II (CP005)
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist III (CP006)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree

Qualifications:

Required:
- Bachelor's degree in health physics, radiological health, medical physics, radiological engineering, or related field
- At least two years of relevant experience

Desired:
- Knowledge of the concepts, fundamentals, and best practices of health physics and radiation protection as well as the risks associated with ionizing radiation exposure.
- Practical experience in the safe use and regulation of radioactive material at a research institution.
- Knowledge of (and experience interpreting) the state and federal regulations, standards, and guidance documents governing radioactive materials, radiation producing machines, and other hazards typically present in a research setting.
- Demonstrated competence in oral and written communication, including written and in-person training/instruction/presentations and communicating technical information clearly and concisely.
- Self-motivated, ability to work with supervision and professional judgment, managing the radiation safety program within an assigned functional area, and ability to work independently or as a team.
- Detail-oriented, demonstrated organizational and time management skills, and ability to manage/prioritize, track, and complete tasks/projects within established deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal skills and able to interact professionally and effectively with wide variety of individuals (researchers, staff, students, administrators, and regulators), behaving in accordance with institutional values.
- Experience demonstrating critical thinking and analytical skills in high stress or emergency situations.
- HAZWOPER training.

Physical:
- Able to wear radiation dosimetry, submit bioassays (as required), wear personal protective equipment, and work with radioactive, hazardous, and/or infectious materials or in areas where they are used or stored.
- Able to periodically perform lifting of up to 40 lbs.
- Able to move throughout facilities including stairs, have control and dexterity to survey areas that may not be easily accessible, and endurance to spend time moving through labs and campus during inspections, audits, and emergency response.
- If required to work in or around research facilities in which animals are used or may be present, enrollment in medical surveillance program for animal contact risk.
- If required to work in an emergency response capability, enrollment in respiratory protection program with medical clearance.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable


Additional Information:

Note that the listed job responsibilities are a high-level overview of the official title for an Environmental Health Specialist II/III. The Job Summary above captures the direct job tasks for which the individual will be responsible.

How to Apply:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter, please detail your related experience and background to the qualifications. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.

Contact:

Dawn Bierman
dawn.bierman@wisc.edu
608-265-4057
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Env Health & Safe Spec II(CP005) or Env Health & Safe Spec III(CP006)

Department(s):

A719320-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/EHS/RADIATION SAFETY

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

261760-AS



The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jun 24 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 20 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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