Website Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
This position is in the Department of Public Health, Radiation Safety. Work involves regular and recurring activities involving moderate risks and discomfort associated with radiation situations that require continual alertness and special safety precautions, including wearing respirators and other Personal Protective Equipment/clothing and following special procedures.
- As Supervisory Health Physicist, you will serve as the Radiation Safety Service Chief, the Joint Services Radiation Safety Officer (JSRSO), and the appointed JSRSO.
- Diagnosis, therapy and research, including managing major professional, complex and extensive scientific programs of critical importance, involving systems that produce or contain ionizing radiation.
- Oversee a comprehensive radiation safety program in support of all personnel using radioactive materials and/or radiation sources under a single Nuclear Regulatory Commission within the National Capital Region and outlying regional area.
- Oversee and perform a variety of new studies, surveys, and evaluations of complex and sophisticated technical problems emanating from present and proposed ionizing radiation sources.
- Serve as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN), Hazardous Materials authority for the Command Emergency Operation Center.
- Administer the joint service facility’s medical and human and non-human research broad scope radiation safety program in accordance with the Joint Radioactive Materials Permit.
- Perform fetal dose calculations, evaluates personnel radiation exposure and provides appropriate notification of exposures approaching or exceeding the maximum permissible dose.
- Facilitate training to radiologists, nuclear physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists, and others users of medical radiation consistent with the statutory requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations.
- Manage the administration of the facility’s medical laser and non-ionizing radiation safety program.
- Conduct laser hazards evaluations with the Medical Laser and Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Officer of class 3 and 4 laser use areas and ensures that action is taken to correct any problems or discrepancies.
- Investigate laser accidents and non-ionizing incidents with the Medical Laser and Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Officer and submit reports as required by applicable regulations.
- Serve as the Hazardous Materials Radiation Subject Matter Expert for the Emergency Operation Center for the Medical Treatment Facility for CBRN incident response for plume modeling using Hazardous Prediction Assessment Capability software.
- Supervise, manage and/or oversee multidisciplinary team of Health Physicists and other scientists.
One year of specialized experience which includes experience in health physics and radiation safety operations in a hospital/clinical setting; decontamination, handling, and disposing of medical radioactive materials; performing radiation dosimetry (personnel and environmental); and risk assessments. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13).