Biomedical Equipment Tech (Clinical Engineering)

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Clinical/Allied Health
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215326 Requisition #

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under supervision from the Manager / Lead Technician and according to departmental procedures, performs inspections, safety evaluations, performance assurance, repair, overhaul, and cleaning of medical and supportive equipment. May design, construct, and implement interface and special projects Communicates regularly with internal / external customers and is required to assure successful resolution of equipment related problems. Provides support throughout the Henry Ford Hospital System through excellent customer service skills. When requested provides technical leadership and guidance to other Clinical Engineering staff throughout the HFHS to maintain medical devices and systems.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With knowledge, obtained through on the job experience and formal OEM training, has become competent in servicing general and complex systems. In addition, is working toward a mastery in a multitude of specialty areas through experience and formal OEM training (See list of some of the specialty areas). Is able to perform with little or no assistance. Is a resource for both coworkers and the clinical staff.
  • Performs substantial scheduled and corrective maintenance and safety testing.
  • Ensures performance quality and repairs on specific medical equipment using appropriate departmental procedures, utilizing equipment such as, but not limited to, function generators, simulators and electrical safety analyzers.
  • Requests repair parts and special equipment as needed; orders specific parts to maintain proper inventory levels.
  • Assists with special equipment projects such as equipment installation or evaluations as needed.
  • Provides technical information and in-service on the proper function of equipment to System personnel within their area of responsibility.
  • Provides technical advice regarding purchase and installation of biomedical equipment. Performs incoming inspection for verification of equipment specifications and safety on new equipment prior to use.
  • Practices Universal Precautions to assure that infection prevention is maximized.
  • Performs incoming inspection for verification of equipment specifications and safety on new equipment prior to use.
  • When requested assists with the formulation and revision of departmental procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly work area at all times.
  • Interfaces with departmental computer system as required.
  • Maintains documentation in accordance with department policy. Submits monthly progress reports as required.
  • Stay current with regulations and governing agency standards.
  • Complete assignments and goals as established by department manager/lead technician.
  • Deals with co-workers and customers with care and respect.
  • Assumes delegated responsibilities.
  • No later than six months after hire will participates in department rotation providing 24 hour on–call coverage for System.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of an Associate's Degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology, or Associate's Degree in Electronic Technology, or equivalent education and training required. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology required.
  • Completion of a B.M.E.T. internship program preferred.
  • Has less than seven years of experience as a Biomedical Technician with experience on three or more specialty area and OEM certification preferred.
  • International Committee Certification (I.C.C.) is preferred.
  • Proven mechanical aptitude and analytical skills for understanding electronic circuitry and for trouble-shooting biomedical / electronic equipment. Proven use of basic electronic test equipment.
  • Through completion of the Clinical Engineering Skills Competency Assessment shows a basic well rounded knowledge and exhibits continual improvement on an annual basis.
  • Provides technical support and guidance to other Clinical Engineering staff throughout the HFHS.
  • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of support documentation in his or her area of expertise.
  • Ability to learn new technology through applying existing knowledge and skill set.
  • Eye/hand coordination to work with finely detailed electromechanical parts and systems.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Physical ability to move and lift equipment as required.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Versatile in finding resources maintaining quality and keeping costs low.

    Overview

       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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