Staff Health Physics Technician 1-U

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI   CINCINNATI, OH   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on July 14, 2022
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Staff Health Physics Technician 1-U


Job Overview

The Office of Research Radiation Safety Office at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a Staff Health Physics Tech 1-U/ The Radiation Safety Office ensures the safe and compliant use of radioactive material and radiation generating equipment for the University and it affiliate partners. This position will be using basic instruments like a voltmeter, radiation service instruments, i.e., Geiger Mueller, Scintillation Counter. A successful candidate will possess good written and verbal communication skills, have computer experience (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel etc.), good customer service skills, the ability to use basic hand tools, and able to work with a team.


Essential Functions

Receive, survey, record and distribute radioactive material packages as instructed by supervisors (i.e., review, inspect and determine placement of packages; conducting appropriate contamination surveys and record; and perform necessary follow-up with appropriate departments). Assist in the collection, processing, disposal, and shipment of radioactive waste in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. Survey laboratories for radioactive contamination and violation of the University of Cincinnati Radiation Control and Safety Program. Provide radiation safety assistance to hospitals as directed (i.e., monitor patient rooms and adjacent areas and implement the necessary precautions. Maintain inventory of radioactive materials and other records. Calibrate survey equipment under direct supervision. Keep the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer or Radiation Safety Officer informed of any violations of government regulations or University Radiation Safety policy. Complete on-call technician certification and act as first responder for the Radiation Safety Office. Instruct Radiation Safety personnel and others as necessary on radiation safety policies and procedures. Perform duties as assigned by the Radiation Safety Officer and/or Assistant Radiation Safety Officer.


Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in Physical of Biological Science; -OR- High school diploma and two (2) years’ experience.
  • Must have acceptable driving record and able to obtain a valid HAZMAT Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.
  • Able to work an on-call rotation.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to bend, reach, pull, push, and lift up to 40 pounds without mechanical assistance.


Starting Pay Rate: $20.91 per hour

Post Probationary Rate: $21.96 per hour


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Compensation and Benefits

  • UC Offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Competitive salary for this role as described above.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.