Biomedical Equipment Technician

Job description


Duke Health Technology Solutions is a robust, specialized division of Duke University Health System dedicated to the development and management of enterprise IT systems. A 2018 ‘Most Wired’ health system, Duke is nationally recognized for IT and information management as the first healthcare system to achieve the Davies Award – highest honor by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) – for inpatient, ambulatory, and analytics health information technology capabilities. Our employees are among the top-skilled IT experts in the Triangle and partner with leading scholars, clinicians, and researchers across Duke University and Duke Health to develop innovative technologies that support our mission of delivering tomorrow's healthcare today.

Duke University Health System Job Description:



Job Code: 4009


Pay Target: E2

Supervisory Responsibility: No

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.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level I

Perform all the duties and responsibilities of Level I plus: Capable of being assigned duties involving the corrective and preventative maintenance to life support equipment.

Consistently perform independently both routine and complex tasks associated with the installation, maintenance, and repair of a diverse range of clinical equipment and integrated systems.

Serve as a resource to Duke University Health System employees in the proper operation and maintenance of clinical equipment.

Assist in identifying and recommending replacement of equipment that is obsolete, has extensive repair history, or has identified safety issues.

Must be proficient in prioritizing work assignments effectively in order to meet Departmental goals and standards.

May be required to be on-call and respond per department policy.

Provide guidance and mentoring to Level I technicians.

With limited supervision, coordinate and manage routine projects from start to completion, performing any necessary communication, and follow- up with the equipment owner.

Assist with conducting evaluations of equipment as required.

When assigned, participate in the Device Incident Investigation process and provide follow up to management per Department policy.

Examples of devices assigned for maintenance are: Defibrillators, Incubators, Transport incubators, Patient monitors systems, EEG devices, Pacemakers, EMG devices, ventilators

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Minimum 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.


Level II-A minimum of two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Technician is required.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Level II-A valid North Carolina Drivers' license with a good driving record.

Level II- Qualify as a candidate for certification as a CBET or CLES by AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Level II

Ability to work with limited supervision.

Capable of mentoring Level I technicians.

Ability to independently troubleshoot equipment, both technically and clinically.

Significant working knowledge of physiology, anatomy, and medical terminology, with an emphasis on clinical application and troubleshooting.

Significant knowledge and experience with Departmental software (e-mail, database management, spreadsheet, and word processor) applications to provide necessary information to clinical staff.

Must be able to carry the call for team or workgroup, respond according to policy, and make decisions regarding emergency equipment repair.

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level


Job Level: E2

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 essential job 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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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 1/6/2021
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