Biomedical Equipment Technician
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Duke University and Health System
Title: Biomedical Equipment Technician
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
Duties and Responsibilities of Level I
Perform a variety of routine tasks associated with the installation, preventative maintenance, and repair of a diverse range of clinical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Note: Level I technicians are not assigned duties with life support equipment.
Perform electrical safety tests on clinical equipment using specialized test equipment.
Assist in the support of Clinical Engineering’s systematic preventive maintenance program.
Perform incoming inspections and complete documentation on clinical equipment. Deactivate obsolete equipment and use surplus and salvage protocols for removal.
Receive and complete special clinical requests as assigned by supervisor.
Notify user departments regarding status of repair requests that have not been completed. Effectively communicates with clinical departments to obtain loaner or replacement equipment as required.
Troubleshoot and repair clinical equipment as assigned.
Order, receive parts as needed per department policy. Document shipping and returns.
Report all patient safety issues to manager and assist with correction of issue as assigned.
Meet individual and team departmental performance standards on a consistent basis.
Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
Maintain a clean and safe work place.
Maintain good working relationships with fellow workers, nursing and medical staff, and the general public.
Maintain accurate and timely documentation in accordance with Department policy.
May require travel to other Health System facilities as required to perform departmental functions.
Complete all required Health System training modules within the time allowed by policy.
Follow all Duke University Health System and departmental policies and procedures.
Examples of devices assigned for maintenance are: Sequential compression devices, Portable suction units, Suction regulators, Hepa units, Papr units, Kangaroo pumps, Heater cooler units, Infusion devices
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Education: 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.
Experience: Level I - No experience required, beyond degree/military/vocational training described above.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
Level I - A valid North Carolina Drivers license with a good driving record.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Level I
Maintenance skills in electronics, mechanical or electromechanical device repair.
Knowledge of electronics troubleshooting.
Knowledge of safety precautions applicable to the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment.
Ability to comprehend and follow both written and oral instructions.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clinical and medical staff, and the general public.
Ability to demonstrate competency in the use and operation of all required test equipment used for the maintenance of therapeutic and diagnostic equipment.
An elementary knowledge of e-mail and work order processes.
Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays if necessary.
Ability to function in a sterile environment if necessary.
Ability to keep neat and accurate records.Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Code: 00004009 Biomedical Equipment Technician
Job Level: E2
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