BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST
General Description of the Job Class
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 a 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 the management team by monitoring time off/schedules, ensuring team compliance with policy and procedure, coordinating team meetings, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Knowledgeable and able to perform all duties and responsibilities of a 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 in various types of 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 workload 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 workspaces and adherence to infection control procedures and use of PPE
-Ensure parts are received into the system accurately
-Monitor adherence to the parts ordering process
-Assist in validating inspection procedures
-Assist Operations Manager in developing a departmental training plan
-Provide input regarding the 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
Associates Degree in Electronics or Biomedical Equipment Technology or Military specific medical equipment repair certification is required.
Two years of military training in electronics or vocational training in electronics may substitute for the degree requirement.
A minimum of five years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Technician. CBET or CLES certification may substitute for two years of experience.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
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)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
All of Biomedical Equipment Technician, plus the following:
Ability to coordinate complex projects and prioritize tasks.
Ability to work without direct supervision.
Significant knowledge of Duke University Health System and departmental policies and procedures.
Possesses advanced knowledge of codes, standards, and compliance issues relating to the Clinical Engineering profession.
Advanced knowledge of the safety precautions applicable to the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment.
Possesses intermediate knowledge of internet protocols and networked systems.
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to provide coaching and mentoring to Level I and II technicians.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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