The position provides expert advice and support to the Principal Health Physicist in delivering high level strategic scientific advice, and radiation safety & science consultancy services to all Queenslanders.
Your key responsibilities will include:
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with ICARE and the Queensland Public Service values (QPS) along with the following accountabilities:
- Adhere to defined service quality standards, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken within a multidisciplinary radiological laboratory to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces are maintained.
- Follow defined radiation service quality standards, occupational health and safety legislation, policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces are maintained.
- Implement and monitor quality standards, occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs and provide scientific governance and oversight to the work unit.
- Responsible for work program development, implementation, oversight and professional management of health physicists, radiochemists, radiation technicians, research scientists and trainees.
- Maintain and continuously improve compliance in the provision of radiation safety and protection services to work programs, projects and clients in accordance with the Radiation Safety Act 1999.
- Inform the Radiation Safety Officer and advise on radiation safety and protection matters across multidisciplinary work units.
- Oversee the implementation and management of quality systems and technical accreditation requirements across multidisciplinary teams within a radiological laboratory.
What are we looking for?
You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key capabilities, knowledge and experience. Within the context of the responsibilities described above under ‘Your key responsibilities', the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:
- Demonstrated, highly developed level of knowledge, expertise and skills in contemporary health physics and demonstrated advanced knowledge in radiation safety and protection.
- Demonstrated ability to provide authoritative counsel in matters relating to quality improvement, radiation safety and protection, training and research at state and national levels.
- Demonstrated ability to provide strategic and operational management and regulatory oversight to a multidisciplinary scientific team and provide high-level scientific advice to professional and operational teams, relevant services managers and other stakeholders regarding professional standards, service initiatives, service needs and scientific service development.
- Demonstrated ability to manage, participate in, and complete research projects on time and within budget.
- Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and resilient to change within the workplace and to assist in building and maintaining a positive team environment through high-level conflict management and communication skill. Actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resource management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety and ethical behaviour.
Mandatory qualifications/professional registration/other requirements
- Bachelor Degree in Applied Science with a major in Physics, other radiation science discipline, or agreed equivalent as determined by Health Service Directive 1/99.
- Post graduate qualifications in health physics, a radiation science discipline, relevant environmental or occupational health sciences is highly desirable.
- Be a member of either, or both of, the Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) and the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA).
- Demonstrated engagement and coordination of research activities and examples of published journal articles over the last 5 years, conference attendance and partner collaborations.
- Be in possession of, or be eligible to obtain, a licence to use, and a licence to transport radioactive substances, and meet security clearance requirements for handling or use of Security Enhanced radiation sources under the Radiation Safety Act 1999.
- Please see role description for full requirements