Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Radiation Safety Officer

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Environmental Health & Safety
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Environmental Health and Safety
Salary Range
$84,892 - $127,337 per year
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Ranked the No. 1 Hospital in Oregon by the U.S. News & World Report, we pride ourselves in not only serving our community with the highest of accolades, but pushing a multifaceted mission that strives of excellence within the OHSU Culture. Find out more here: https://www.ohsu.edu/about/ohsu-vision-mission-and-values and https://youtu.be/6C-lws1q5cY


OHSU is hiring! We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:

  • Full Time Benefits
    • Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Several retirement plans to choose from! – Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b and 457b)
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Raises
  • Employee discounts to local and major businesses
  • Growth/Development Opportunities

We want you, apply and work with us today! https://www.ohsu.edu/


Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) supports safety and environmental responsibilities at OHSU.  EHS programs focus on occupant and facility safety, regulatory compliance, and sustainable practices. 


The team of safety professionals works to prevent accidents and injuries, minimize exposures to hazardous conditions and substances, reduce the institutional impact on the environment, provide regulatory compliance expertise, and promote an integrated culture of safety. 


Services include policy management; training, education and outreach; hazardous waste collection; regulatory consultation; and establishing tools and services that allow the organization to recognize and address health and safety hazards.  The programs are organized under general health and safety, fire safety, hazardous waste, biological safety, chemical safety, environmental protection, and radiation safety.


Function/Duties of Position

This position will work in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) with duties that encompass all missions of OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University). EHS oversees/manages programs and policies aimed at minimizing safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks to the OHSU community. EHS encompasses chemical, biosafety, fire/life safety, radiation safety, as well as general safety oversight across the university. Projects and/or responsibilities in other Facilities Program areas may also be assigned. Must meet all requirements of Oregon Administrative Rules 333-116-0640.


The Clinical Radiation Safety Officer is a highly specialized position required by state and federal Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). The person in this position manages the Clinical Radiation Safety Program at OHSU. This position functions as the Clinical Radiation Safety Officer (CRSO) for OHSU’s state issued broad scope human use radioactive materials license as well as consults on other clinically related radioactive material programs (e.g., non-ionizing radiation) for both direct patient care and studies involving human research subjects. The position also functions as the back up to the Laser Safety Officer (LSO).


In these capacities, the Clinical Radiation Safety Officer performs duties necessary to ensure the safe use of ionizing, non-ionizing, and laser radiation sources for human use throughout OHSU. This position is key to protection of the environment and OHSU community, including workforce members, visitors, patients, and human subjects, and oversight of regulatory compliance.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor the OHSU Clinical Radiation Safety program(s)
  • Act as the point of contact between OHSU and the State of Oregon’s Radiation Protection Services Section of the Health Division.
  • Represents OHSU during regulatory inspections related to clinical radiation safety and use.
  • Evaluate, address, and escalate any issues regarding radioactive materials for human use.
  • Develop and conduct training, internal inspections/audits, and documented information related to the program requirements
  • Review of clinical trial protocols with human-subject radiation exams
  • Direct oversight of the dosimetry program
  • Direct patient care duties as a member of the clinical care team
  • Function as the organizational subject matter expert in radiation safety for workforce members and patients, emergency response, and oversight of ionizing and non-ionizing machines in healthcare.
  • This position acts as a leader for the Clinical Radiation Safety Committee and functions as the primary liaison to the Environment of Care Committee and the OHSU Management System for radiation related matters.

Required Qualifications

  • Must meet all requirements of Oregon Administrative Rules 333-116-0640
    • See "Additional Details" for more information
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7 years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and Federal radiation safety regulations
  • Working knowledge of CMS/accreditation body requirements (e.g., DNV-GL)
  • Ability to work with radioactive materials used in a clinical setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively with regulators and a wide variety of audiences in the clinical setting
  • Skilled in the use of radiation measuring devices
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Experience responding to a variety of incidents, questions, and exercises on an on-call and after-hours basis
  • Eligible to obtain and maintain applicable/related certification
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree focused on radiation safety or equivalent
  • Experience as a Radiation Safety Officer in a clinical setting
  • Experience in an Academic Medical Center
    • Must have experience in a Healthcare Environment
  • Extensive knowledge of local, state, and Federal radiation safety regulations
  • Specific knowledge of policies and programs and applicability to this institution
  • Current applicable/related certification

Additional Details

  • Certification from a specialty board recognized by Nuclear Regulatory Commission or State of Oregon.  List found here: https://www.nrc.gov/materials/miau/med-use-toolkit/spec-board-cert.html#3550
  • Candidates must meet one of the criteria below:
    • Have a bachelor's or graduate degree in physical science, engineering, or biological science with specific courses AND has 5 or more years of professional experience in health physics (at least three in applied); OR
    • Have master's or doctor's degree in applicable programs and additionally has two years of full-time practical training; OR
    • Have completed a structured educational program consisting of 200 hours or more of specific coursework, including one full year of experience at a medical institution under the supervision of a Radiation Safety Officer (including specific duties); OR
    • Is a certified medical physicist with experience in radiation safety for similar types of use
  • Candidates must have a written attestation, signed by a preceptor Radiation Safety Officer (can be completed post-hire from current Radiation Safety Officer)
  • Candidates must have training in OHSU’s specific licenses and protocols, and procedures that is supervised by a Radiation Safety Officer (can be completed post-hire)
  • Additional information on specific degree programs, coursework, training, and qualifications can be found at https://oregon.public.law/rules/oar_333-116-0640

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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