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Cardinal Health

Health Physicist

Post Date:Jul 03, 2020Type:Full-Time
Start Date:7/3/2020Salary:
Location:US-IN-Indianapolis Job Reference:20066173

Job Description:

What Health Physics and Radiation Safety contributes to Cardinal Health           

Will assist in designing, developing and implementing Radiation Safety procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements and to eliminate or minimize radiation risks to the company, its employees, the environment and the communities in which it does business.

The primary work environment consists of a professional office, production, laboratory environment, and the entire radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The facility is operated under well-controlled and closely monitored conditions that are regulated by both State and Federal agencies, and that are enforced by the corporate internal quality and regulatory groups. Each staff member will receive specific training in keeping radiation exposures within regulatory guidelines and he/she will be routinely monitored for their exposure to radiation. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.


This incumbent reports to the Manager, Radiation Safety/EHS

  • Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity
  • Researches regulatory issues and product development and testing procedures to ensure compliance with appropriate local, state and federal regulatory agencies (NRC, DOT, EPA, etc.)
  • Audits and inspects the facility to ensure compliance with Company, local, state and federal regulations
  • Participates and responds to investigations of radiological incidents and emergencies and recommends appropriate corrective actions when needed
  • Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve. Demonstrated knowledge of the technical aspect of operation health physics including: instrumentation, radiation measurements, decontamination, dosimetry, direct and passive radiation measurement
  • Assist with the coordination and management all aspects of the radiation safety program, including radioactive waste processing
  • Identify potential safety hazards related to radioactive materials
  • Informs the RSO when situations require follow-up actions
  • Assists in maintaining the radiation safety instrument program. Arranges and coordinates equipment calibration, maintenance, and repair. Evaluates radiation safety instrument maintenance records. Determines, or assists in determining, appropriate radiological instrumentation required for detection and quantification of specific radioisotopes.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned
  • Models the characteristics outlined in the Cardinal Health Leadership Essentials- Professional and Business Support
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the organizations mission, vision and values supporting organizational decisions and behaviors. Contributes to the development and implementation of systems and processes ensuring strategic goal attainment
  • Works as part of a team with others and shows respect and values diversity toward others
  • Demonstrates efforts to discovering, meeting and advocating for the customer’s needs
  • Takes actions to continually improve quality and safety in daily work. Actively participates in improving work processes to meet and exceed expectations. Identifies opportunities for improvement based on process observations, outcome measures, and feedback
  • Reports errors in a timely and appropriate manner. Takes initiative and is accountable for areas of responsibility meeting regulatory requirements including but not limited to maintaining required trainings as appropriate to position requirements
  • Acts calmly and patiently when working under pressure and/conditions of stress
  • Maintains integrity, composure, communicates with honesty, transparency, clarity and promotes alternative perspective


  • Bachelor's degree in Radiological Health Sciences or prior experience preferred
  • Past experience with radioactive waste preferred
  • Past experience with radiation survey equipment preferred
  • Understanding of radioactive material equipment software
  • Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly to communicate effectively
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reach and lifting of small objects
  • Demonstrated manual dexterity to manipulate remote arms
  • Ability to lift lead containers weighing up to 50 lbs

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Demonstrates depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of hazard recognition, evaluation and control
  • Comprehensive knowledge of radiation monitoring instruments and equipment. 
  • Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks.
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge of federal and state regulations (NRC, DOT, EPA, etc.)
  • Ability to receive Authorized User status on Radioactive Materials license.
  • A successful candidate must be accountable and possess self-motivation.
  • Can apply good judgment within defined parameters.
  • Can perform efficiently under general guidance, may receive more detailed instruction on new projects.
  • Work reviewed by manager for sound reasoning and accuracy.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision from the radiation safety officer (RSO) using health physics principles.
  • Ability to communicate with the regulators such as the NRC in RSO's absence.
  • Responsible for being a culture champion by participating in the development, monitoring and sustainment of the culture that is an integral part of the Indianapolis manufacturing site philosophy and vision. The incumbent is responsible for embracing and demonstrating the culture of energy, passion and a positive atmosphere.

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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