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Health Physicist II


Coordinate one or more phases of a program designed to protect plant, laboratory, and other personnel from radiation hazards. Participate with others in monitoring the organization’s radiation protection standards in accordance with state, federal, and industry programs. Evaluate and interpret current regulations to ensure compliance.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Evaluates permit applications from principal investigators for the use of radioactive materials, including on-site inspection and recommendation.
  • Coordinates the testing of laboratories for radioactive contamination and for compliance with proper safety procedures.
  • Prepares curriculum, assembles demonstration materials, and conducts classes on radiation safety.
  • Determines the proper radiation monitoring devices for laboratory personnel, collects information on exposure, and recommends the necessary remedial actions if exposure is too high.
  • Tracks the amount and type of radioactive materials through examination of purchase, use, and disposal records; recommends appropriate action when records show abnormal patterns.
  • Coordinates a program of collection, storage, and disposal of radioactive low level wastes.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

State of Florida Licensure for the practice of Medical Health Physics.


This position may include supervisory responsibility.

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