UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

HEALTH PHYSICIST 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7763 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

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.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title & Class: 10-19-84
Revise Class Code: 11-18-85
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to CSA: 5-1-00

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05