Interior Health is looking for a Nuclear Medicine Regional Radiation Safety Officer to join us in Kelowna, BC! If you are interested in working with a supportive and high functioning team, this is the position for you!
Working in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Nuclear Medicine (NM) Regional Radiation Safety Officer (RRSO) provides leadership and oversight to the NM Safety Program and Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) for IH Nuclear Medicine.
The role of the NM RRSO is to promote a culture of radiation safety for staff, patients and visitors through planning, developing, implementing,
and evaluating the NM Radiation Safety Program and Diagnostic Accreditation Program, ensuring it meets all Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Acts and Regulations as well as the Diagnostic Accreditation Program of BC standards and other applicable federal or provincial regulations and standards (e.g., WorkSafe BC, Transport Canada).
This position requires travel to the cities of the 6 Nuclear Medicine sites within the Interior Health region: Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Kamloops, Cranbrook, and Trail.
The NM RRSO provides oversight, direction and leadership to NM Site Radiation Safety Officers (SRSO) and Professional Practice Leaders regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic licenses and DAP standards related to NM. The NM RRSO conducts regular surveys of radiation and contamination levels in all areas where radiation sources or radioactive materials are used, stored or disposed of and reviews and shares results on regular basis, and makes recommendations for improvements as needed. This position acts as chair of the NM Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) and utilizes authority to stop any unsafe work practices regarding radiation safety in areas that fall under licensing and accreditation. The successful applicant will lead emergency response initiatives in collaboration with the SRSOs. This position is responsible for directly communicating with the Applicant Authority on incidents related to radiation safety and is responsible for providing updates on the NM Radiation Protection Program and DAP program to senior leadership.
The NM RRSO liaises with regulatory agencies and other experts in radiation safety, and acts as the resource and communicates regularly with the Applicant Authority, Medical Imaging Operations Directors, site Professional Practice Leaders, NM SRSO’s, NM RSC, and others regarding matters relevant to radiation safety. This position is responsible for actively seeking ways to improve the quality of the NM Radiation Safety Program.
Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:
An attractive remuneration package in keeping with qualifications, experience and excellent career prospects awaits the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we also offer a fantastic compensation package!
Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces.
Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!
Education, Training, and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering from a recognized institution. Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.
• Seven (7) years' professional experience in radiation safety or related field including leadership experience and experience in handling and monitoring radioactive material and implementing, managing and/or auditing a Radiation Safety Program.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Completion of a Radiation Safety Officer course from a recognized program applicable for the use of radioactive materials under CNSC regulations is required.
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams
• Achieves Results – sets direction, takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results
• Develops Coalitions – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments
• System Transformation – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change
Skills and Abilities
• Utilizes superior verbal communication skills to provide training, education and program reports and to collaborate and influence all internal and external stakeholders when providing advice and guidance.
• Applies technical expertise and knowledge of applicable legislation and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with both provincial and federal regulations and standards involving radiation hazards and safety.
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