- Purpose of Job
- The Biomed Technician works under general supervision to independently perform a variety of entry-level work incorporating all phases of equipment maintenance and new equipment installations of medical equipment involved in the treatment, care diagnosis and monitoring of patients. Assists in the inspection, installation and ongoing service of assigned medical equipment and medical systems. Participates in the support of 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 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. Works closely with clinical departments to coordinate equipment downtime, repairs and installations.
- Job Requirements
- 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.
- 1 – 2 years previous experience working with electronic equipment preferred.
- Valid and current driver's license required.
- Certificate in Electronics-related field preferred.
- Knowledge of electrical and mechanical safety precautions and intervention techniques.
- Strong working knowledge of Joint Commissions rules, regulations and requirements.
- Knowledge of customer service philosophies and practices.
- Knowledge of medical electronics principles and theory required to troubleshoot failed electronic equipment to the component level.
- Knowledge of network design, IP protocol suite and network devices.
- Knowledge of PC configurations and troubleshooting MS Windows workstations.
- Skill in the operation and maintenance of power tools, hand tools and measuring devices.
- Skill in reasoning in order to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations with limited documentation.
- Ability to read, interpret and analyze schematics and wiring diagrams.
- Ability to work in a team environment with IT support staff to install, maintain, and troubleshoot specialized medical systems.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to organize and prioritize assigned work.
- Ability to function in a sterilized environment if necessary.
- Ability to practice proper body mechanics to ensure personal and customer/patient safety.
- Ability to react professionally and perform work under stressful and emergent situations.
- Ability to respond to verbal direction and seek assistance when performing complex work tasks.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- 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)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Performs repair, testing, and operational verification of equipment according to manufacturer specifications to ensure equipment availability.
Performs preventative maintenance on assigned 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, requesting assistance from other Biomedical staff if needed.
Communicates status of repairs to customers, and supervisor as appropriate, to ensure customer is notified, and supervisor is aware, of any potential impact to patient treatment.
Requisitions parts and supplies, in coordination with supervisor, prioritizing as needed, from approved vendors to maximize equipment availability.
Interacts with vendors, as directed by supervisor, on repairs, maintenance, and installation of equipment to ensure the vendors follow hospital guidelines while on Health System property.
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.