Biomedical Equipment Specialist
Perform a variety of tasks associated with the installation and maintenance of diagnostic, therapeutic and life support clinical equipment. Biomedical Equipment Specialists can pursue one of the following tracks:
- Senior Technician- Serves in a generalist capacity, with broad knowledge of all types of equipment. Responsible for coordinating special projects, managing implementation of equipment installations, etc.)
- Specialty Technician- Serves as a subject matter expert on one or more specific types of equipment. Would be the expert resource for that equipment.
- Team Leader- Provides support to management team by monitoring time off/schedules, ensuring team compliance with policy and procedure, coordinating team meetings, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities of Level III
Knowledgeable and able to perform all duties and responsibilities of Biomedical Equipment Technician.
Senior Technicians and Specialty Technicians are responsible for the following:
- Consistently perform a variety of routine, complex and specialized tasks associated with the installation, maintenance, and repair of a diverse range of clinical equipment and systems, including life support equipment.
- May be required to specialize on various types or systems of clinical equipment at this level, requiring specific training and / or certification.
- Provide guidance and mentoring to Biomedical Equipment Techs
- May be required to be a technical resource to clinical staff concerning patient interface issues.
- Coordinate inspection and installation of incoming equipment as required
- May be asked to assist with developing specifications for equipment purchases.
- May be required to coordinate the work performed by service contractors and vendors to include maintenance, calibration, installation and verification of service documentation.
- Conduct departmental training sessions as required covering safe operation and maintenance of equipment for Biomedical Equipment Techs
- Independently coordinate and manage projects, both routine and complex, from start to completion, performing any necessary communication and follow- up with construction and clinical departments.
- Examples of devices assigned for maintenance are: Intra-Aortic Balloon pumps, Left Ventricular assist devices, Complex monitoring systems including knowledge of network architecture, Specialized systems such as Anesthesia, Dialysis, sterilization
Team Leaders provide managerial support, by performing the following tasks:
- Approve / disapprove PTO time and send to Operations Manager
- Monitor completion of Preventive and Corrective Maintenance to department standards
- Monitor technician productivity
- Monitor the daily work load of technicians and assign/ reassign work as necessary.
- Assign Preventive Maintenance actions to technicians on a monthly basis.
- Collaborate with different departments to resolve issues and improve workflow processes within the department.
- Assist in performing competency assessments
- Monitor cleanliness of work spaces and adherence to infection control procedures and use of PPE
- Ensure parts are received into system accurately
- Monitor adherence to parts ordering process
- Assist in validating inspection procedures
- Assist Operations Manager in developing departmental training plan
- Provide input regarding performance of team members
- Other projects and duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
4008 BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST
Job Family Level
Full Time / Part Time
Regular / Temporary
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Associates Degree in Electronics or Biomedical Equipment Technology orMilitary specific medical equipment repair certification is required.Two years of military training in electronics or vocational training inelectronics may substitute for the degree requirement.
A minimum of five years of experience as a Biomedical EquipmentTechnician. CBET or CLES certification may substitute for two years ofexperience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
A valid North Carolina driver's license with a good driving record.Qualify as a candidate for certification as a CBET or CLES by AAMI(Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)
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