Full Job Description
Works under general supervision of the Biomedical/Contract Services Supervisor. Cleans and prepares equipment for repair and inspection. Repairs and adjusts medical equipment in the Biomedical Lab. Performs safety inspections performance verifications and preventative maintenance. Prepares and maintains departmental records. Identifies and determines solutions to equipment clinical and other problems. Demonstrates and explains correct operation of equipment to medical personnel.
Responsibilities: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system. Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.
Cleans and prepares equipment for repair and inspection.
Repairs complex medical equipment and adjusts as appropriate. Equipment includes but is not limited to life support systems monitors defibrillators laboratory test equipment and central station monitoring systems. Job assignments and priorities are received from supervisor on a daily basis with the majority of repairs performed within the Biomedical Lab.
According to written test procedures performs safety inspections performance verifications and preventive maintenance including cleaning lubricating and adjusting in order to ensure operational integrity and compliance with Joint Commission requirements other safety regulations and R.I.H. standards.
Determines the feasibility of repair or the necessity for replacement of equipment. As appropriate repairs equipment. Equipment repairs include securing supervisory approval for ordering replacement parts not already in inventory. Notifies supervisor in event unit does not appear repairable.
Disassembles and inspects equipment using hand tools test equipment normally used in electronic repairs and special test equipment for biomedical equipment.
Prepares and maintains records for inventory safety tests repairs and preventive maintenance activities for entry into computer.
Prepares paper work to order parts or ship out equipment for vendor repair.
Using Equipment Evaluation Form BMET recommends and writes test procedures on new biomedical equipment per service manual. The supervisor reviews and approves the test procedure.
Responds to emergency repair calls for patient-connected life support systems requiring expeditious analysis and resolution of problem.
May provide assistance in selection process for new equipment by recommending specifications necessary to meet safety standards and regulations.
Reviews pertinent literature and attend seminars to maintain awareness of medical instrumentation innovations and related maintenance techniques.
Occasionally may inspect and repair equipment that BMET III normally works on if assigned by the supervisor.
Other information: BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
Associate degree in electronics or equivalent technical schooling in addition to the technical repair knowledge and biomedical and electronic equipment maintenance experience normally acquired through a formal two-year program in biomedical equipment repair.
High level of technical and analytical skills to troubleshoot and repair complex state-of-the art biomedical equipment and instrumentation.
Independent judgment to determine priorities analyze problems and develop methods and procedures to meet unusual conditions including resolution of emergency repairs for patient-connected life support systems.
Visual acuity and manual dexterity to inspect and repair equipment and devices requiring use of small hand tools and testing equipment.
Interpersonal skills to interact with personnel both within and outside Hospital to gather and exchange information relating to biomedical equipment operation and clinical applications.
Basic knowledge of computer in order to input and retrieve inventory parts and service information on biomedical equipment.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to keep accurate records.
Ability to write or print clearly.
At least three years experience repairing and maintaining a variety of the most sophisticated and complex state-of-the-art biomedical equipment and devices.
Also sufficient knowledge of the principles of cardiovascular physiology.
Works in relatively clean shop area with frequent exposure to viruses by blood body fluids when inspecting and repairing equipment.
Some hazard of electric shock or radiation exposure but hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety precautions.
Physical ability to lift units weighing fifty pounds.
Ability to lift heavy objects above head level.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA: RI: Providence
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Shift 1