Health Physicist Med PA

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Job ID: 59318
Area of Interest: Allied Health
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: 6-6
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

Under the consultative supervision of the Associate Chief of Proton Physics assists the Medical Physics team with routine quality assurance tasks. Performs patient specific plan verification measurements and/or calculations. Assist the Medical Physics team in daily, monthly, and annual quality assurance tests. Assists the Medical Physics team with the development of customized software tools. Assist the medical physics team with the administration of the radiation safety program. Under supervision, performs routine medical physics task

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.


  1. Excellence in performing the tasks of a Health Physicist:
    1. Administers, under supervision, all aspects of the radiation safety program. Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements that pertain to the radioactive materials license and the machine registrations that are issued by the State of Maryland.
    2. Performs radiation safety measurements, performs administrative duties related to the radiation safety program, advises the staff on radiation safety issues, and performs radiation safety training for all staff.   
    3. Advises on all matters related to radiation safety.  Interacts with personnel of regulatory agencies during site visits and inspections.
    4. Evaluates and implements regulatory changes as mandated by federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Keeps up to date with recognized standards and codes.
    5. Assists with maintaining and amending radioactive materials license and radiation machine registrations. 
    6. Assist with receipt and proper disposal of radioactive material, when needed.
    7. Keeps and maintains all radiations safety records for review by federal, state and local regulators.  Prepares comprehensive reports which meet required standards of radiation safety.  Performs complex administrative duties.
Active participation in Radiation Safety committee meetings.  

What You Need to Be Successful:

  1. A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in health physics or closely related fields is required (Master’s degree preferred).
  2. Three years’ experience as a Health Physicist in a hospital environment, or equivalent applicable work experience, is preferred.
  3. Certification by the American Board of Health Physics is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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