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Cedars-Sinai Radiation Protection Technician - Full Time - Days in Los Angeles, California

Make a difference every single day!

At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – perfection and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have phenomenal resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of leadership, the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and/or another designee, the Radiation Protection Tech is responsible for technical aspects required to carry out the enforcement of State and Federal regulations governing the use of hazardous and radioactive materials. This includes radiation instrument calibration, radiation surveys, use of radiation detection and measurement equipment, sealed source wipes, hazardous materials, pickup, triage, processing, sample preparation, documentation, inventory, radioactive waste handling, emergency Hazmat and spill response, record keeping and research assistance. Must be able to work with a minimal amount of supervision and is authorized to make independent judgment within the scope of delegated authority and actions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist RSO and radiation safety team in recordkeeping.

  • Assist RSO in radiation safety training of staff and keep radiation dose to staff, patients and public to As Low As Reasonably Achievable.

  • Assist RSO with Radiation Safety Committees and Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols.

  • Perform radiation surveys, report all hazards and direct decontamination procedures as appropriate. Survey and/or perform wipe tests on all incoming radioactive materials to ensure safety, as assigned. Perform specialized testing to include periodic sealed source wipes and bioassays on personnel working with radioactive materials a required by state and federal regulations. Keep records in compliance with regulations.

  • Support to assure compliance with the hazardous and radioactive waste management program by transporting, manifesting, packaging and disposing of hazardous waste according to regulatory requirements and maintain adequate records and disposal.

  • Respond to emergency hazardous materials incidents, spills, and releases as a first responder. Assist with investigating causative factors and work to prevent re-occurrences.

  • Assist in ordering, receiving, and delivering radioactive materials. Maintain and record computerized data bases of all received materials for monthly financial reports as appropriate.

  • Assist in patient room preparation and decontamination procedures for radiation therapy treatment.

  • Maintain radiation detection equipment including general maintenance and calibration and ensure equipment is always charged and ready for use. Report and ensure appropriate repair of malfunctioning equipment, maintain records, and send equipment out for maintenance and repair.

  • Assure safe use of radioactive materials during research procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Medical Physics, Health Physics, Radiological Sciences, Engineering or other related field.

  • Three (3) years' experience handling hazardous and radioactive materials and/or x-ray machine compliance testing.

  • 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper Certification preferred.

  • Valid California Drivers License.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.