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Health Physicist (EHS SPEC 4)

University of California- Davis Health
vision insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Sacramento
April 10, 2024

The position is the technical leader for the Radiation Producing Machine Program and is responsible for the X-ray Systems Quality Control and Quality Assurance Program. The incumbent leads the program by establishing procedures and protocols for the QA program to ensure regulatory and Joint Commission compliance items are met, and to assure exposures to radiation are as low as possible (ALARA). This person must possess a high level of knowledge and technical expertise in the area of imaging systems quality assurance for the numerous complex pieces of equipment located throughout the Health System. The incumbent will carryout reviews and audits of QA functions, provide analyses of findings and work with other professionals throughout the Health System including diagnostic medical physicist and physicians to improve processes.

This individual will be expected to review the actions of various departments throughout the Health System with respect to X-ray radiation safety and act accordingly to resolve issues that arise. This individual will provide recommendations and information concerning compliance with Health System radiation safety policies and procedures, as well as State and Federal regulations based on established best practices. The incumbent oversees equipment testing procedures and advises technologists and x-ray supervisors and operators on techniques. This individual will be expected to review the data collected from various radiologic exams and look for trends and outliers and assure appropriate actions are taken to address identified cases. This position assists in special projects for the department. This position supports the Health Physics goal of fostering communication/coordination within the Health System community.

Apply By Date

(April 19 at 11:59pm); Interviews and recruiting process may occur at any time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in medical or health physics or related field, and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of X-ray equipment+QA, health physics and health physics applications including the elements of a radiation safety program and ALARA principles.
  • Expert knowledge of federal, state and Joint Commission regulatory requirements, including specific knowledge of CCR Title 17 requirements regarding radiation producing machines and good practices.
  • Advanced skills in x-ray systems including CT, fluoroscopy and radiography and the associated radiation safety and QA processes, including utilization of appropriate scientific equipment.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of health physics instrument theory, operation and counting statistics.
  • In depth knowledge of fluoroscopic and radiographic equipment and associated algorithms and software/firmware.
  • Advanced skills to coach, instruct, or train personnel in regards to the technical functions of utilizing imaging equipment.
  • Advanced skills to independently coordinate a variety of tasks and functions, organize, prioritize and manage projects; to work under pressure and strict deadlines, realigning priorities as necessary.
  • Knowledge of and experience using Word, Excel, Power Point.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in medical or health physics or related field, and/or equivalent education and experience.

Department Description

The Health Physics Department is responsible for radiation safety and radiation related regulatory compliance for the UCD Health. This position provides technical leadership to Health Physics Department.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $7,383.33 - $13,883.33
  • Salary Frequency: Monthly
  • Salary Grade: 24
  • Payroll Title: EHS SPEC 4
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: 08 hours
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • Union Representation: No
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site

This is NOT an H1B Opportunity


Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy and our

  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • 14 paid Holidays annually
  • Paid Time Off begins at 24 days accrued per year
  • Sick Leave
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness program and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found
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Special Requirements

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  • Must be able to wear appropriate protective clothing (PPE).
  • Must participate in medical monitoring.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime.
  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California , as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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