Bio Med Tech II- FT/Day
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
Schedule: 40hrs; Days Full Time Benefit Eligible
The Biomedical Equipment Technician II contributes to the success of the business by providing excellent communication and a high level of expertise related to complex biomedical equipment. Reports to Clinical Engineering Supervisor. In absence of the Clinical Engineering Supervisor, manages proper departmental work flow ensuring proper service. Provides technical guidance towards coworkers and peers include nursing staff, radiology technicians, respiratory therapists; facility trades personnel, laboratory technicians, and biomedical engineering team.
• Perform functional testing, preventive maintenance, calibration and repair of basic to complex biomedical instrumentation throughout the hospital. Specifically, this includes:
• Provides technical guidance and direction to other employees in the department.
• Serves as a reference source for clinical engineering and clinical staff with regards to appropriate procedures for the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment.
• Performing routine scheduled preventive maintenance on a wide variety of basic to complex electronic and electromechanical patient care equipment.
• Scheduled maintenance includes visual and mechanical inspection, safety testing, performance testing, scheduled parts replacement and adjustment, and corrective action, which includes adjustments, calibration and minor repairs.
• Performing inspection and performance verification of new/incoming biomedical instrumentation prior to clinical use.
• Performing corrective maintenance and calibration of equipment as required, responding to telephone or direct requests for service from equipment users. Troubleshooting will be to the component level whenever feasible.
• Instructing clinical users in the proper operation, safety and routine care of biomedical instrumentation.
• Reporting and/or making recommendations to Supervisor regarding preventive maintenance procedures and schedules, operational improvements, incident investigations, etc.
• Overseeing warranty repairs and contracted services by outside service representatives.
• Requisitioning service parts and spares for corrective maintenance or stock replenishment. Suggesting items for one time or stock purchases. Investigating alternative parts sources for cost savings, quality improvement or faster delivery.
• Inspects and installs medical and related technical equipment in hospital, laboratory and research facilities for use by physicians, nurses, scientists, or engineers involved in researching, monitoring, diagnosing, and treating patients.
• Service medical laboratory equipment, and have strong troubleshooting, communication, and computer skills.
• Services various diagnostic imaging equipment, such as CT, radiology, fluoroscopy. Also experience in all general biomedical equipment such as patient monitors, electrocardiographs, blood-gas analyzers, , defibrillators, electro surgical units, anesthesia apparatus, pacemakers, blood-pressure transducers, spiro meters, sterilizers, diathermy equipment, patient care computers, and other related technical equipment.
• Maintains documentation required by management and as outlined by current policies and procedures.
• Documents time and expenses in a timely and accurate manner
• Provide on-call availability as needed during off hours to provide emergency response for critical equipment.
Required Knowledge & Skills:
• Excellent technical knowledge of biomedical equipment preventive and corrective repair standards.
• Ability to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve equipment repairs is critical to success in this role.
• Knowledge of computers, electrical, electronic and mechanical principles required.
• Ability to explain and demonstrate the correct operation of biomedical equipment to medical personnel required.
• Knowledge of biomedical equipment preventive and corrective repair standards.
- Education: Associates Degree in Biomedical Electronic Technology (and/or requisite industry experience)
- Experience: Minimum of 5 years medical equipment service experience
- Certification/Licensure: AAMI BMET/CRES/CLES certification is highly desirable
- Software/Hardware: Manufacturer training in biomedical equipment modalities is highly desirable
Important COVID message
Please note, our Good Samaritan Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.