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Biomedical Equipment Specialist-Full Time-Duke Health System-DHTS-Durham

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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. Biomedical Equipment Specialists can pursue one of the following tracks:

-Senior Technician- Serves in a generalist capacity, with broad knowledge of all types of equipment. Responsible for coordinating special projects, managing implementation of equipment installations, etc.)

-Specialty Technician- Serves as a subject matter expert on one or more specific types of equipment. Would be the expert resource for that equipment.

-Team Leader- Provides support to management team by monitoring time off/schedules, ensuring team compliance with policy and procedure, coordinating team meetings, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Knowledgeable and able to perform all duties and responsibilities of Biomedical Equipment Technician.

Senior Technicians and Specialty Technicians are responsible for the following:

-Consistently perform a variety of routine, complex and specialized tasks associated with the installation, maintenance, and repair of a diverse range of clinical equipment and systems, including life support equipment.

-May be required to specialize on various types or systems of clinical equipment at this level, requiring specific training and / or certification.

-Provide guidance and mentoring to Biomedical Equipment Techs May be required to be a technical resource to clinical staff concerning patient interface issues.

-Coordinate inspection and installation of incoming equipment as required

-May be asked to assist with developing specifications for equipment purchases.

-May be required to coordinate the work performed by service contractors and vendors to include maintenance, calibration, installation and verification of service documentation.

-Conduct departmental training sessions as required covering safe operation and maintenance of equipment for Biomedical Equipment Techs

-Independently coordinate and manage projects, both routine and complex, from start to completion, performing any necessary communication and follow- up with construction and clinical departments.

-Examples of devices assigned for maintenance are: Intra-Aortic Balloon pumps, Left Ventricular assist devices, Complex monitoring systems including knowledge of network architecture, Specialized systems such as Anesthesia, Dialysis, sterilization

Team Leaders provide managerial support, by performing the following tasks: -Approve / disapprove PTO time and send to Operations Manager

-Monitor completion of Preventive and Corrective Maintenance to department standards

-Monitor technician productivity

-Monitor the daily work load of technicians and assign/ reassign work as necessary.

-Assign Preventive Maintenance actions to technicians on a monthly basis.

-Collaborate with different departments to resolve issues and improve workflow processes within the department.

-Assist in performing competency assessments

-Monitor cleanliness of work spaces and adherence to infection control procedures and use of PPE

-Ensure parts are received into system accurately

-Monitor adherence to parts ordering process

-Assist in validating inspection procedures

-Assist Operations Manager in developing departmental training plan

-Provide input regarding performance of team members

-Other projects and duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required 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.


A minimum of five years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Technician. CBET or CLES certification may substitute for two years of experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

A valid North Carolina driver's license with a good driving record.

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

All of Biomedical Equipment Technician, plus the following:

Ability to coordinate complex projects and prioritize tasks.

Ability to work without direct supervision.

Significant knowledge of Duke University Health System and departmental policies and procedures.

Possesses advanced knowledge of codes, standards and compliance issues relating to the Clinical Engineering profession.

Advanced knowledge of the safety precautions applicable to the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment.

Possesses intermediate knowledge of internet protocols and networked systems.

Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively

Ability to provide coaching and mentoring to Level I and II technicians.

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 essentialjob 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.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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