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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

HEALTH PHYSICIST 2

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HEALTH PHYSICIST 2
400F
Category: Protective Services

Class Series Concept

See HEALTH PHYSICIST 1.

Definition

Administer a program unit within the institution's radiation safety office, such as preview and authorization, compliance inspections, or dosimetry.  Recommend changes and improvements to existing programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction develop and implement radiation safety programs.  Modify program to reflect changes in regulations and independent recognition of hazards.  Prepare and review proposals for radiation use authorization, policy changes and license amendments to be submitted to the radiation safety committee.  Assume respon­sibility in emergency situations involving radiation hazards.

Typical Work

Present applications for use of radiation to the Radiation Safety Committee, develop restrictions and conditions, review and monitor authorization pro­cedures; 

Maintain radiation inventory; develop computer programs to maintain records; 

Administer laboratory surveys and internal dosimetry programs; 

Inspect analytical X-ray, receipt and delivery of radioactive material; 

Investigate accidents; 

Coordinate radioactive waste and/or instrument calibration program(s); 

Conduct lectures and demonstrations; prepare training material;  

May lead assigned personnel; 

May perform duties of Health Physicist I; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree in science or engineering and three years of professional experience in a radiation safety program, OR a Master's Degree in radiological sciences and one year of professional experience in a radiation safety pro­gram. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 10-19-84
Revise Class Code: 11-18-85
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New class code, formerly 4763, effective July 1, 2007.

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