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Biomedical Service Tech I + II

Company: Salem Health
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

Location Site: Salem Hospital Main Campus Department: SH Clinical Engineering Position Type: Full Time Start Time: 8:00Pioneering healthcare since 1896, Salem Health is a top workplace offering market-leading pay where you can make a difference in the lives of those in the community where you live. Through incorporation of Lean driven principles, staff are able effect change in the organization to solve problems, and drive continuous improvement. As an employer of choice, we are devoted to assuring that we provide a safe, healthy, and patient-centric workplace, while keeping staff wellbeing and satisfaction top of mind. We invite you to learn more about our wonderful community: Your Role With Us:The Biomedical Equipment Technicians provide intermediate to advanced experience in the repair, calibration, and maintenance of medical equipment, instrumentation, and support systems used in healthcare delivery. Staff in these roles (BMET 1 & 2's) maintain certain types of life safety equipment or technologies.
Core Functions:

  • Performs incoming inspections of all medical equipment items entering the system including new, leased, loaned, rented, and physician- or patient-owned.
  • Performs and documents preventive maintenance inspections on assigned equipment to include physical, functional, calibration, and electrical safety checks.
  • Documents all operator-induced equipment problems and follow-up corrective activity on corresponding work order.
  • Instructs individuals and groups of equipment users on proper and safe use of equipment on informal ad hoc basis.
  • Schedules formal in-service training programs, coordinates, and attends vendor training; provides follow-up to vendor training.
  • Researches, develops, and teaches operator training programs as required.
  • Recommends or establishes inventory of replacement parts and accessories for clinical equipment.
  • Collects information on lifecycle of medical equipment/systems and makes recommendations on replacement.
  • Evaluates and recommends modifications to clinical equipment maintenance per The Joint Commission guidelines and Hospital Alternative Equipment Maintenance (AEM) program.
  • Participates in projects or leads portions of projects providing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and/or coordination between Technicians to deliver project objectives.
  • Participates in the selection and installation of new clinical equipment/systems.
  • Provides on the job training for fellow Biomedical roles and contract personnel as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Total Rewards Offerings:
    Salem Health's comprehensive benefits package prioritizes your mental and physical health, financial stability, family obligations and professional growth.
    • Relocation assistance available for qualified candidates
    • Full comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
    • Basic and voluntary life insurance
    • Short and long-term disability
    • Live Well Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • 401(K) retirement plan with employer contributions.
    • Generous paid time off (PTO) accrual and holiday pay
    • Onsite fitness center with 24/7 badge access
    • Education assistance program
    • Public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
    • Food and drink discounts in the cafeteria.
    • Impressive discounts offered by Nike, Adidas, Carhartt and others.
      Background/Expertise:For Biomedical Service Tech I:
      • Minimum of Associate's degree in biomedical equipment technology is required; OR Minimum of Associate's Degree in Electronics or equivalent degree field with completion of college-level coursework in Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology; Military Biomedical Certification training may be substituted in lieu of an Associate's degree.
      • Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician certification required within two (2) years of hire or transfer into position.
      • 1 year of electronics or biomedical technology experience preferred.
      • Experienced with a variety of electronic and diagnostic test equipment related to quality assurance and/or regulatory requirements for specialty high-end modalities as well as competencies in the use of oscilloscopes, voltage meters, imaging/radiographic tools/analyzers/safety equipment, and medical equipment analyzers.
      • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking fundamentals, routing, applied electronics, circuit analysis troubleshooting, strong mechanical ability, organizational skills, and excellent customer services skills.
      • A copy of driver's license will be kept for departmental competency records and updated annually. Must maintain a clean driving record, pass background for Motor Vehicle Record checks with 2+ years of driving history. If a hospital vehicle is not available, personal vehicles may be used in accordance with hospital policy. All mileage on personal vehicles reimbursed per hospital policy. A reasonable accommodation can be approved through department leadership.
      • OEM certifications on life safety equipment if maintaining or training is preferred.
      • Ongoing certification within area of expertise after hire and w/in 2 years of hire date depending on area of responsibilities.
      • Possesses the necessary skills and technical training to perform job duties as assigned.
      • Must be capable of heavy physical work, including lifting, bending, reaching, stooping, pushing, and pulling for long periods of time.For Biomedical Service Tech II:
        • Minimum of Associate's degree in biomedical equipment technology is required; OR Minimum of Associate's Degree in Electronics or equivalent degree field with completion of college-level coursework in Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology; Military Biomedical Certification training may be substituted in lieu of an Associate's degree.
        • Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician certification required within six (6) months of hire or transfer into position.
        • Minimum of two (2) years of biomedical experience required; 3-6 years preferred.
        • Ongoing certification within area of expertise after hire and w/in 2 years of hire date depending on area of responsibilities.
        • OEM certifications on life safety equipment if maintaining or training is preferred.
        • A copy of driver's license will be kept for departmental competency records and updated annually. Must maintain a clean driving record, pass background for Motor Vehicle Record checks with 2+ years of driving history. If a hospital vehicle is not available, personal vehicles may be used in accordance with hospital policy. All mileage on personal vehicles reimbursed per hospital policy. A reasonable accommodation can be approved through department leadership.
        • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking fundamentals, routing, applied electronics, circuit analysis troubleshooting, strong mechanical ability, organizational skills, and excellent customer services skills.
        • Experienced with a variety of electronic and diagnostic test equipment related to quality assurance and/or regulatory requirements for specialty high-end modalities as well as competencies in the use of oscilloscopes, voltage meters, imaging/radiographic tools/analyzers/safety equipment, and medical equipment analyzers.
        • Possesses the necessary skills and technical training on three or more high-end biomedical and/or imaging modalities.
        • Must be capable of heavy physical work, including lifting, bending, reaching, stooping, pushing, and pulling for long periods of time.
          Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by law.
          Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact my.recruiter@salemhealth.org

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