SENIOR EQUIPMENT TECHINICIAN / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 11/17/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Maintains and assists in management of medical equipment by installing, calibrating, repairing
and inspecting medical equipment and solving the most complex technical problems in the field.
Performs routine functions up to and including the diagnosis and repair of the most complex level
of technical problems. Coordinates evaluations and installations of equipment. Assists in
development of procedures. Identifies system problems. Teaches clinical and technical staff basic
repair, trouble-shooting and design
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Note: The terms medical equipment and medical device may be either or all of electronic,
mechanical and computer-based technologies for use in clinical or research applications.
1. Following departmental Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP) procedures,
inspects newly acquired medical devices and systems for safety and function and attaches
and assigns appropriate control numbers and labels to clinical devices. Acquires the
necessary information for accurate database inventory entry.
2. Conducts complete performance assurance and electrical safety testing. Performs
preventive/scheduled maintenance on medical devices as required. Assists in the
development of testing protocols.
3. Responds to medical equipment problems in clinical or research areas, evaluates,
troubleshoots and corrects problems up to and including those requiring novel solutions
and expert diagnostic skills, involving unfamiliar equipment, and having the highest level
of acuity and complexity. Determines the need to remove and/or replace malfunctioning
medical devices from service and implements accordingly.
4. Performs repairs and calibrations with the highest degree of complexity or requiring
expert diagnostic and repair skills.
5. Participates in installations and updates of medical devices when required, including
those requiring software revision. Provides technical feedback for device evaluations.
6. Makes periodic rounds of assigned clinical areas to assess operation of medical devices.
Notes trends and develops and implements solutions, validated by the Team Leader, to
address recurring problems.
7. Instructs clinical, research, and technical staff and other support personnel on the
operation, safe use, care and handling, and user maintenance procedures for medical
8. Instructs department and other equipment technical staff on testing, calibration,
preventive maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair of medical equipment and basic
design and theory of the same. Serve as a technical resource to BMETs for difficult
9. Using a computer database, sets example in documentation of work performed in terms
of quality, thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness. Documents and maintains accurate
and current inventory records of all replacement and repair parts.
10. Attends and satisfactorily completes advanced training courses on operating, testing,
maintaining, and repairing medical devices. Disseminates this newly acquired
knowledge to team members, department, and clinical users as appropriate. Leverages
this knowledge to improve our procedures and systems for managing and maintaining
11. May assign, direct, and inspect the tasks of BMETs and coordinate implementation of
12. Using data indicators, intuition, and/or other resources, identifies system, safety and
quality problems, suggests solutions, and provides information that leads to change in
department and on teams.
13. Under supervision of an engineer or department leadership, may assist in and/or conduct
investigations of clinical incidents involving medical equipment.
14. Serves on departmental and hospital committees.
15. Performs on-call function (schedule rotation) providing in-house repairs and assistance as
16. Performs other related duties as required.
AS in Biomedical Equipment Technology or equivalent level of education or experience.
Minimum of five years experience in Biomedical Equipment Technology.
Must have a high level of competence in repair of mechanical, electro-mechanical,
electronic, and/or computer medical technology to sufficiently diagnose and repair
devices and systems.
Sufficient technical points that demonstrate technical proficiency to the level that meets
Senior BMET standards.
Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work
with team members and customers at all levels.
Demonstrates a strong ability to perform advanced testing and troubleshooting of medical
devices involving specialized test equipment and software diagnostic tools.
Possesses a high level of understanding of electrical and mechanical biomedical safety
Shows self-motivation and performs in a highly independent manner with minimal
Ability to use hand and power tools safely and effectively, and ability to occasionally
maneuver and lift heavy equipment.
Ability to endure long periods of walking and standing.
Strong ability to learn advanced equipment maintenance, operating procedures, and repair
procedures from training materials and courses.
Ability to perform and assist leaders during routine, emergency, or other stressful
Ability to use computer-based tools at a moderate to high level, e.g., novel query of a
Strong ability to teach other technical and clinical personnel.
Strong general knowledge of human physiology and biomedical instrumentation
Ability to manage technical projects.
May work in clinical or repair facility with exposure to biological contamination, e.g.,
blood, and hazardous electrical or mechanical energy, e.g., high voltage. Periodic lifting
of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person.
No specific supervision required but may direct and/or facilitate activities of BMETs.
Maintains accurate and current records of equipment activities and inventory and
HOSPITAL WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by
BWH/Partners, follows safe practices required for the position, complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and
procedures, fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate, brings potential matters of non-compliance to the
attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance
A. I will Appear and act as a professional
R. I will Respect all individuals
E. I will Extend myself