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Biomedical Technician I/II/III - All Levels Available **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus**

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • The Senior Biomedical Tech works under minimal supervision to independently perform a variety of journey-level work including coordinating all phases of equipment maintenance and new equipment installations of medical equipment involved in the treatment, care diagnosis and monitoring of patients. Takes a lead role in the inspection, installation and ongoing service of assigned medical equipment and medical systems. Is able to support complex hardware and software medical systems including anesthesia systems, ECG systems, electrosurgical units, fetal monitors, lasers and ventilators. May also be responsible for the support of complex non-medical systems such as nurse call system and other non-biomedical equipment. Utilizes extensive knowledge of manufacturer's manuals, troubleshooting techniques and preventive maintenance schedules to repair, calibrate and maintain medical equipment. Has a working knowledge of the networking and operating systems that are used in both specialized medical systems and the NMHS network infrastructure in general. Provides direction, support and mentoring to Biomedical Technical personnel. Works closely with clinical departments to conduct pre-purchase evaluations of equipment and advises on appropriate purchases.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required
        • Associates degree preferred with a concentration in electronics, biomed electronics and or radiology electronics preferred. Equivalent years of experience in biomed may be considered in lieu of education.
        • Experience
          • 2 - 3 years previous experience working with BioMedical or other electronic equipment required.
          • License/Certifications
            • Certified Biomedical Electronic Technician (CBET through AAMI) certification preferred.
            • Certification by original equipment manufacturers, such as anesthesia equipment, heart/lung machines, lasers, patient monitoring systems, and patient ventilators, nurse call systems, to repair medical equipment required.
            • Documented Vendor Service Training Certificates on various types of medical equipment required.
            • Valid and current driver's license required.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Provides direction and information on biomedical electronics repair and maintenance to Biomedical Technician staff.
              • Coordinates all phases of biomedical electronic equipment maintenance; writes and updates preventative maintenance procedures as needed.
              • Installs new biomedical electronic equipment and systems assigned according to schedule; troubleshoots, repairs and sends to outside service site for repair any equipment found to be defective; modifies equipment to meet customer needs.
              • Maintains, administers and updates specialized hardware and software systems and maintains accurate project- related documentation.
              • Serves as a special project leader on NMHS wide projects in order to ensure that medical equipment system implementation is effective; trains clinical staff in the proper operation of medical equipment systems; provides support to clinical staff to troubleshoot problems.
              • Works closely with clinical departments to conduct pre-purchase evaluations of equipment and advises on appropriate purchases.
              • Provides ongoing support to staff to minimize equipment down time and reduce user errors.
              • Safety tests equipment and Medical Center's structural environment to ensure patient and staff safety from electrical and mechanical hazards.
              • Evaluates electronic equipment maintenance history and recommends service options to provide the most cost effective solutions while maintaining the required quality, safety, and minimum amount of equipment down time.
              • Attends training classes to expand and maintain a high proficiency level on assigned equipment and systems; advances work knowledge by participating in continuing education in-services, reading periodicals/literature and seeking ongoing development opportunities.
              • Demonstrates and explains correct operation of specified electronic equipment to medical personnel; communicates knowledge of equipment and systems as requested by coworkers and customers.
              • Complies with established safety policies and procedures at all times; informs appropriate personnel of any detected safety hazards.
              • Enters restricted access areas, without supervision, to perform assigned work.
              • Performs other related duties as assigned.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Kneeling
                      • Sitting
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Crouching
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Fingering/Touching
                        • Grasping
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Reaching
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Speaking/talking
                        • Standing
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Walking
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Hearing
                          • Seeing/Visual
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Rare (1-33%):
                              • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                              • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                              • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                              • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                • Electrical Shock/Static
                                • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                • Essential Job Functions
                                  • Essential Functions I
                                    • Performs repair, testing, and operational verification of patient related medical equipment according to manufacturer specifications to ensure equipment is available for patient care, including the need to lift or move equipment, climb ladders to access, always following safe work practices.
                                    • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment by conducting maintenance testing within established timeframes to ensure patient equipment properly functions to support diagnostic and treatment services.
                                    • Responds to service calls promptly and courteously according to departmental policies and procedures to minimize patient care interruptions.
                                    • Communicates status of repairs to customers, and supervisor as appropriate, to ensure customer is notified about any potential impact to patient treatment.
                                    • Utilizes tools and test equipment on a daily basis needed for the repair and verification of proper operation of equipment.
                                    • Requisitions parts and supplies, prioritizing as needed, from approved vendors to maximize equipment availability.
                                    • Interacts and coordinates with vendors on repairs, maintenance, and installation of equipment to ensure the vendors follow hospital guidelines while on Health System property.
                                    • Assists supervisor in follow-up on regulatory issue, vendor recall/alerts activities, through helping in the verification process required for such activities.
                                    • Records daily work activity by entering work into the computerized work order system to ensure an accurate reporting of work conducted.
                                    • Essential Functions II
                                      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
                                      • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Biomedical Technician I/II/III - All Levels Available **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus**, Professions , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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