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Biomedical Equipment Technician I/II, Full Time, First Shift, Bethlehem Campus

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Responsible for the repair, testing and calibration of clinical equipment, devices, instruments and systems. Inspect, install and provide scheduled maintenance of clinical equipment. Supports clinical equipment, medical staff, technicians, and administrators with technical assistance and advice. May also specialize in Medical Imaging, Surgical Lasers, Anesthesia Machines, Linear Accelerators, ventilators, Networking Technology, Clinical Laboratory or another area. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
1. Performs scheduled maintenance, electrical safety and functional testing on various medical equipment, which may include specialized equipment to departmental and manufacturer protocols and specifications on a routine basis for the Network.2. Repairs defective medical equipment, which may include specialized equipment to meet or exceed manufacturer specifications throughout the Network. Will be required to oversee manufacturer or third party vendors. Will also help with other equipment / devices that the Department supports.3. Responsible for the overall support of instrumentation in all clinical areas as assigned.4. Diagnose and correct system and equipment malfunctions.5. Maintains accurate records for all work performed. Entry and or paperwork should be completed on a timely basis.6. Participates in staff in-service educational programs.7. Participates in pre-purchase evaluation programs as required8. Provides technical consultation to other department personnel.9. Performs evaluation of equipment failures to identify trends, design and/or use problems.10. Performs authorized equipment modifications, design and fabrication of specialized devices.11. Performs installations of clinical equipment and other technical devices.12. Provides the highest level of clinical equipment support with the resources available.13. Minimizes turn-around time on down equipment.14. Completes repairs at the minimum possible cost to the institution while maintaining the highest level of patient care and quality.15. Assures applicable clinical equipment and product recall actions are completed as required.16. Read, review and understand items related to the Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements.17. Provides on-call support for clinical equipment.18. Will be assigned certain project work. -
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.2. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.3. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external)4. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.5. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.6. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
OTHER FUNCTIONS: 1. Check equipment and record documentation to meet or exceed TJC, CAP, NEC, NFPA 99 or other regulatory organization requirements.2. Other polices as described in Administrative Policies and Procedures, such as Emergency Management.3. Will be asked to provide services or support for emergencies that may arise or other overtime work as the need arises.4. Will support the department and users by providing technical assistance and in-services based on applications, device limitation, hospital policies and procedures, manufacturer recommendations and best practices.5. If any service or other schools are attended, will provide an in-service to the department or other departments as required.6. Will be required to be on-call and to drive to various Network locations.7. Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Requires standing for up to eight hours a day or walking for up to four per day. Sitting for extended periods of time. Frequent fingering, handling and twisting and turning in using hand tools or other situations. Lifting and carrying items weighting up to 60 pounds. Occasional pulling and pushing objects weighing greater than 300 pounds. Climbing vertical ladders up to 20 feet. Seeing as it relates to normal vision, and hearing as it relates to normal hearing. Sense of smell as it relates to distinguishing burning or other odors when working on equipment.
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: Physical exertion, due to the lifting requirement. Burns, electrical shock, exposure to hazardous substances (i.e.: solvents, etc....) and exposure to infectious body fluid and diseases.Identified Risks, None Identified and/or Fit Tested Statement Which States That: Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator.
MOST COMPLEX DUTY: The troubleshooting, repair and management of clinical equipment technology, especially when it is in use.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Works under the supervision of Biomedical Engineering Management or assigned lead.
COMMUNICATIONS: Excellent communication skills required. Daily contacts include patients, physicians, nurses, other hospital staff, and manufacturer representatives. Must be able to read, write and understand English.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a valid driver's license and willing to drive to various Network locations.Mechanical and electrical knowledge.Knowledge of electronic theory, technology and test equipment.Ability to interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, parts diagrams and other technical information.Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology as it relates to clinical equipment.Knowledge of current regulatory requirements.Knowledge of specialty through attendance of seminars, journal reading and maintaining communications with other service providers.Knowledge of computers, servers, networks and Windows operating systems. -
EDUCATION: Associate's, bachelor's degree or military equivalent program in Biomedical Engineering / Electronics, Electronic Technology or other related field with a minimum of two years' experience in the repair and maintenance of medical equipment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted if approved.
WORK SCHEDULE: Normally, Monday through Friday, as scheduled or as assigned by Biomedical Engineering Management . Lunch is one-half hour in duration.Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Biomedical Equipment Technician I/II, Full Time, First Shift, Bethlehem Campus, Professions , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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