ASSOCIATE RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER job vacancy in Excela Health Corporate Services (Greensburg, PA)

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Company name : Excela Health Corporate Services
Location : Greensburg, PA
Position : ASSOCIATE RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER

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Description

Essential Job Functions

Safety- Safe Environment; Safety of patients and employees

Establishes and maintains a safe working environment; assures staff comply with safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines.
Assures proper use of safety equipment and devices; holds individuals accountable if non-compliant.
Promptly investigates and resolves Significant Occurrence Reports and incident reports as necessary.

Productivity: Productivity; Volume fluctuations, throughput, length of stay, delivery of care

Understands and effectively deploys the LEAN tools to streamline work processes, eliminating waste and redundancy while improving productivity.
Acts on most urgent tasks; prioritizes and delegates workable systems.
Uses critical thinking skills to proactively resolve key issues that are possible de-railers to productivity and engagement.
Clearly articulates what is expected of individuals and provides them with the materials and equipment to do their work.

Growth and Margin: Financial Decision Making; Inventory, waste, occupancy, expenses, revenue, budgeting

Considers financial impact of decisions; uses financial concepts for decision making; monitors financial performance.
Seeks opportunities to reduce operating costs while balancing quality resources.
Stretches capital resources by extending life of existing assets.

Coordinates the selection of vendors through established internal procurement procedures in an effort to drive down supplier costs while maintaining quality standards.
Other duties as assigned.

Specialty Functions

Auditing of the Radiation Safety Program

Reviewing radiation personnel dosimetry results on a monthly basis for all Excela Health entities and their subsidiaries and maintaining all personnel exposures within the Health systems ALARA program.
Performing Radiation Safety / compliance audits for at least eight Nuclear Medicine programs located in our system.
Reviewing techniques that involve Radiation for safety and efficacy
Manage Excela Health system Radiation Safety Committee
Attend and monitor the frequent government inspections of the Health Systems facilities

Monitor the Health system for radioactive materials.

Keep an oversight of the waste stream at Excela health to monitor the releases for radioactive contamination.
Monitor designated intake points in Excela Health for unsuspected radioactive material entry.

Perform licensing activities for Excela Health.

Maintain the three Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection licenses for each hospital in the system.

Lecture the Health System on current Radiation Safety practice

Perform mandatory radiation safety lectures for all Excela Health entities

Perform Diagnostic Medical Physics services for the Health system.

Assist in performing diagnostic physics testing on Radiographic/Fluoroscopic units with Excela health test equipment and maintain physics reports to meet inspection standards.
Assist in performing diagnostic physics testing on Ultrasound units within Excela health. Test equipment and maintain physics reports to meet ACR standards.
Assist in performing diagnostic physics testing on MRI units within Excela health. Test equipment and maintain physics reports to meet ACR standards.
Assist in performing diagnostic physics testing on CT scanner units within Excela health. Test equipment and maintain physics reports to meet inspection standards.
Assist in performing diagnostic physics testing on Mammographic units within Excela health. Test equipment and maintain physics reports to meet MQSA and ACR standards.
Assist in performing diagnostic physics testing on Nuclear Medicine Cameras within Excela health. Test equipment and maintain physics reports to meet ACR standards.

Perform Medical Physics services for the Nuclear Medicine departments

Provide quality control measurements for test equipment in Nuclear Medicine Departments.
Perform dose calculations for patients who have received radioactive material injections if required by staff.
Counsel therapeutic radiation treatment patients regarding regulations that should be followed during their course of therapy.

Maintain the radiation detection survey equipment for Excela Health.

Provide input and budgeting on measurement equipment used in the testing and monitoring of Radiation equipment.

Provide resources for emergency preparedness for Radiation Accident cases.

Oversee Waltz Mill plan for receipt of radioactive patients from their facility.
Provide input to the city of Greensburg for their disaster readiness plan.
Participate on Excela Health committee.
Maintain expertise in new Radiologic modalities to enhance Excela’s knowledge base.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
Five (5) years of experience in Radiology or Radiation Safety.
Strong leadership ability, good organizational skills, independent and critical thinking skills, sound judgment,
Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience.

Medical Terminology.
Knowledge of basic Office Equipment such as copier, fax machine, computers, etc.
Proficiency in the use of Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and various software programs.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook.
Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and in a team setting; creativity in treatment in various settings including inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient clinics; ability to transition smoothly between various treatment settings.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree.
Radiation Safety experience in a hospital setting.

License, Certification & Clearances

Licensed Radiation Safety Officer in the State of PA or obtain certificate from the NMTCB as a Radiation Safety Officer within three (3) years of commencement of employment.
Act 34-PA Criminal Record Check from the PA State Police system

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need (rotate shifts, standby, on-call, etc.).
Travel may be expected locally between Excela Health locations.

LEAN

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela’s missions, vision and values.

AAP/EEO

Excela Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Excela Health to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related disability, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected class. Excela Health will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart below.

Work Environment
Effective March 2020 or during pandemic: goggles, face shield and mask are required according to CDC guidelines

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.
Essential – Absolute Necessity.
Marginal – Minimal Necessity.
Constantly – 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.
Frequently – 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.
Occasionally – 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.
Rarely – Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.

Physical Condition

Essential

Marginal

Constantly

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

Extreme Heat

x

x

Extreme Cold

x

x

Heights

x

x

Confined Spaces

x

Extreme Noise(>85dB)

x

Mechanical Hazards

x

Use of Vibrating Tools

x

Operates Vehicle

x

Operates Heavy Equipment

x

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

x

Rotates All Shifts

x

x

8 Hours Shifts

x

x

10-12 Hours Shifts

x

x

On-Call

x

x

Overtime(+8/hrs/shift; 40/hr/wk)

x

x

Travel Between Sites

Direct Patient Care

Respirator Protective Equipment

x

Eye Protection

x

Head Protection (hard hat)

x

Hearing Protection

x

Hand Protection

x

Feet, Toe Protection

x

Body Protection

x

x

Latex Exposure

x

x

x

Solvent Exposure

x

x

x

Paint (direct use) Exposure

Dust (sanding) Exposure

x

x

Ethylene Oxide Exposure

x

Cytotoxic (Chemo) Exposure

x

x

Blood/Body Fluid Exposure

x

x

Chemicals (direct use) Exposure

x

x

Mist Exposure

x

Wax Stripper (direct use)

x

Non-Ionizing Radiation Exposure

x

x

Ionizing Radiation Exposure

xx

x

Laser Exposure

x

Physical Demands

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.
Essential – Absolute Necessity.
Marginal – Minimal Necessity.
Constantly – 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.
Frequently – 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.
Occasionally – 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.
Rarely – Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.

Physical Condition

Essential

Marginal

Constantly

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

Bending (Stooping)

x

x

Sitting

x

x

Walking

x

x

Climbing Stairs

x

x

Climbing Ladders

x

x

Standing

x

x

Kneeling

x

Squatting (Crouching)

x

x

Twisting/Turning

Keyboard/Computer Operation

x

x

Gross Grasp

x

x

Fine Finger Manipulation

x

x

Hand/Arm Coordination

xx

x

Pushing/Pulling(lbs. of force)

x

Carry

Transfer/Push/Pull Patients

Seeing Near w/Acuity

x

x

Feeling (Sensation)

x

Color Vision

x

Hearing Clearly

Pulling/Pushing Objects Overhead

x

x

Reaching Above Shoulder Level

x

x

Reaching Forward

Lifting Floor to Knuckle

10-19#

Lifting Seat Pan to Knuckle

10-19#

Lifting Knuckle to Shoulder

10-19#

Lifting Shoulder to Overhead

x

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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