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Senior Radiation Safety Specialist - Risk, Quality & Safety

City of Hope
Irvine, California
Closing date
Jun 1, 2022

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Reviews and oversees radiation installations to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, subject to the supervision of the Radiation Safety Officer.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Performs inspections of ionizing radiation exposure within laboratories using radioactive materials
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly dosimetry reports
  • Responsible for managing external dosimetry program, which includes monitoring and maintaining employee's radiation exposure records
  • Perform inspection and calibration of field and laboratory health physics instrumentation and personal dosimeters
  • Investigates accidental overexposure and write incident reports
  • Responds to radiation emergencies at any time and completes documentation and write incident reports
  • Responsible for performing assigned inspections and calibrations
  • Supervises the sealed source program, which includes leak testing and inventory of all sealed radioactive services
  • Performs record keeping activities associated with radiation surveys, inspections, waste disposal, and isotope inventory, leak tests and personal monitoring
  • Responding to radioactive spills or contaminations and performing decontamination procedures
  • Monitors patients receiving therapy level doses of radiopharmaceuticals (e.g. Iodine-131, Yitrium-90, Lu-177), and oversees the decontamination of rooms housing these patients
  • Assist with review of surveys of "hot" labs in Radiation Physics and Nuclear Medicine Departments
  • Manages Receiving, processing and documentation of all packages of RAM received by the Radiation Safety Office
  • Assist in writing and revising current SOPs and policies
  • Processes radioactive waste for disposal
  • Support inventory and management of radioactive waste program
  • Manages and orders supplies for the radiation safety division
  • Manage the radiation safety annual refresher training assignments

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical, Biological Sciences or Engineering;Additional operational experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.
  • 5 years of related experience in operational health physics

Required Certification/Licensure:


Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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