Radiation Safety contributes to Cardinal Health
- Will assist in designing, developing and implementing Radiation Safety procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements and to eliminate or minimize radiation risks to the company, its employees, the environment and the communities in which it does business.
- Cardinal Health operates approximately 130 nuclear pharmacies and over 30 radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, including positron emission tomography drug manufacturing facilities.
- The primary work environment consists of a professional office environment. There will be periodic visits to nuclear pharmacies and radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities The nuclear pharmacies and manufacturing facilities are operated under a well-controlled and closely monitored conditions that are regulated by both State and Federal agencies, and that are enforced by the corporate internal quality and regulatory groups. Each staff member will receive specific training in keeping radiation exposures within regulatory guidelines and he/she will be routinely monitored for their exposure to radiation. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
This incumbent reports to the Director, Health Physics, Corporate Radiation Safety Officer
- Radioactive materials licensing and registrations for 130 Pharmacies and 30 Manufacturing sites.
- Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity
- Researches regulatory issues and product development and testing procedures to ensure compliance with appropriate local, state and federal regulatory agencies (NRC, DOT, EPA, etc.)
- May audit and inspect facilities to ensure compliance with Company, local, state and federal regulations
- Participates and responds to investigations of radiological incidents and emergencies and recommends appropriate corrective actions when needed
- Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve. Demonstrated knowledge of the technical aspect of operation health physics including instrumentation, radiation measurements, decontamination, dosimetry, direct and passive radiation measurement
- Assists facilities in decommissioning efforts and monitors associated licensing requirements.
- Works as a liaison between facilities, Q&R and local, state and federal regulators for radioactive materials licensing, inspections and decommissioning
- Will work with significant written correspondence and oral communications
- Assist with the coordination and management all aspects of the radiation safety program, including radioactive waste processing
- Identify potential safety hazards related to radioactive materials
- Informs the CRSO when situations require follow-up actions
- Assists in maintaining the radiation safety instrument program. Arranges and coordinates equipment calibration, maintenance, and repair. Evaluates radiation safety instrument maintenance records. Determines, or assists in determining, appropriate radiological instrumentation required for detection and quantification of specific radioisotopes.
- Models the characteristics outlined in the Cardinal Health Leadership Essentials- Professional and Business Support
- Demonstrates a commitment to the organizations mission, vision and values supporting organizational decisions and behaviors. Contributes to the development and implementation of systems and processes ensuring strategic goal attainment
- Works as part of a team with others and shows respect and values diversity toward others
- Demonstrates efforts to discovering, meeting and advocating for the customer’s needs
- Takes actions to continually improve quality and safety in daily work. Actively participates in improving work processes to meet and exceed expectations. Identifies opportunities for improvement based on process observations, outcome measures, and feedback
- Reports errors in a timely and appropriate manner. Takes initiative and is accountable for areas of responsibility meeting regulatory requirements including but not limited to maintaining required training as appropriate to position requirements
- Acts calmly and patiently when working under pressure and/conditions of stress
- Maintains integrity, composure, communicates with honesty, transparency, clarity and promotes alternative perspectives
- Performs other job duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree in radiological health sciences, health physics or a related science or engineering degree
- Three years + experience required
- Past experience with radioactive materials licensing and radiation producing equipment registration preferred
- Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly to communicate effectively
- Manual dexterity required for occasional reach and lifting of small objects
- Demonstrated manual dexterity to manipulate remote arms
- Ability to lift shielding or containers weighing up to 20 lbs.
What is expected of you and others at this level?
- Knowledge of radiation monitoring instruments and equipment
- Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks.
- Ability to maintain current knowledge of federal and state regulations (NRC, DOT, EPA, etc.)
- Ability to receive authorized user status on radioactive materials license.
- A successful candidate must be accountable and possess self-motivation.
- Can apply good judgment within defined parameters.
- Can perform efficiently under general guidance, may receive more detailed instruction on new projects.
- Work reviewed by manager for sound reasoning and accuracy.
- Ability to work with limited supervision from the radiation safety officer (CRSO) using health physics principles.
- Ability to communicate with the regulators such as the NRC/ Agreement States
- Responsible for being a culture champion by participating in the development, monitoring and sustaining a culture that is an integral part of Cardinal Health’s site philosophy and vision. The incumbent is responsible for embracing and demonstrating the culture of energy, passion and a positive atmosphere.
- The incumbent will spend approximately two weeks in operational facilities to become familiar with operations. This training will involve rotating shifts and late night / early morning hours.
- Travel up to 15% of the time.
- We are looking for a blend of technical skills and ability to communicate (written and verbal). The incumbent will need to be strong in both areas to be successful in this role.
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.