Expected Starting Salary: 30.91 - 38.92 SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Involves the fields of healthcare technology management (systems engineering, biomedical engineering, regulatory compliance, new technology assessment and deployment). Includes technology selection, device integration, interfacing with IT security, infrastructure and networks and biomedical equipment services (inventory and maintenance of equipment). Applies a broad scope of diagnostic, therapeutic, and equipment maintenance technologies used in the delivery of patient care. May provide technical support during highly instrumented medical procedures. Provides consultation, instruction and / or technical direction for medical, nursing and other paramedical staff in the safe use of biomedical equipment.
Repair Assemble and test any new equipment using appropriate Incoming Inspection criteria. Troubleshoot, repair and modify equipment, as necessary, to conform with regulatory requirements. Demonstrate the ability to apply a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, and information systems to problem solve equipment issues when presented. Document, record, and verify the accuracy of all work completed in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) database. Troubleshoot, perform routine/emergency repairs, ensure safe and proper operation regarding advanced, complex equipment (i.e., Imaging, Laboratory, Respiratory, Anesthesiology/OR equipment). Perform environmental safety testing of electrical equipment.
Planned maintenance Perform PM on a variety of clinical equipment and satisfy regulatory compliance criteria, as appropriate for the given type of equipment. Maintain and update, as needed, any service/operator's manuals, technical documentation, and parts inventory requirements in the CMMS. Use the CMMS for monitoring and reporting equipment issues. Work with Leads and Coordinator to update/improve information accuracy of the CMMS, as needed. Generate, revise and update any corresponding PM procedures, as needed.
Development Develop knowledge and technical skills through cross-training, literature review, and participation at department meetings. Maintain knowledge of new and current trends in health care equipment and technologies. Participate in continuing education and training to constantly update technical and personal skills. Actively participate in formal mentoring of assigned, less experienced technicians. Continually develop and improve all aspects of customer service skills.
Training Participate in and conduct on-the-job training programs regarding technical, administrative, and/or customer service requirements. Work closely with other experienced and/or Lead technicians to advance the level of knowledge regarding customer service skills, equipment repairs, PM's, and improvement of the overall group dynamics within Clinical Engineering. Interface daily with co-workers, clinical staff and other support areas to effectively understand, evaluate, and maintain all equipment and technologies throughout CCHMC. Work with Coordinator, Director and Leads to address daily departmental concerns. Participate in establishing SMART goals and job requirements, while performing duties at the desired level of competency. Demonstrate the ability to multi-task on a variety of assignments, such as incoming inspections, equipment installations PMs, and any decommissioning efforts. Participate in the improvement of organizational performance by recommending areas or approaches for improvement, performing new/updated procedures, collecting critical data, and providing input to departmental discussions. Work within the CE department coverage scenario by using a variation of shift rotations, if necessary, to complete required work.
Regulatory Respects patient rights and the handling of confidential information per CCHMC policies. Demonstrate familiarity with regulatory/compliance requirements for CMS, OSHA, NFPA, TJC, and other relevant agencies. Ensure that work areas are organized and provide a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families. Calls attention to any unsafe conditions or practices witnessed or identified to departmental leadership. Attend required CCHMC training sessions, including MRI safety, radiation safety, laboratory safety, Safety College, and OSHA. Compliance with all Infection Control policies and procedures is mandatory. Documents work thoroughly and in a timely manner.
BMET Associate Degree OR BMET Certification OR equivalent combination of education and experience
7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline
With specific manufacturer training on imaging modalities plus 4-7 years' experience in advanced imaging service. (Manufacturer training must be recent and specific to CCHMC equipment).
Experience in the service and support of mid-level complexity imaging systems, e.g., MRI/CT, Cath/Angio lab, or other very advanced imaging systems.
Knowledge of entry-level imaging modalities. (May include MRI, CT, CCL and IR lab, or PET/CT). Basic radiographic and fluoroscopy theory and x-ray physics along with advanced computer systems skills.
Skill set must include proven ability to understand and diagnose complex systems made up of many sub-systems and modules.
Understand image quality theory of x-ray, CT, MRI, and Cathlab/Angio devices to ensure their proper operation and continued design performance.
Knowledge of proper safety procedures in handling and using nuclear isotopes, x-rays, and contrasts when servicing equipment.
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