ECRI seeks Senior Project Officer, Physiologic Monitoring in Plymouth Meeting, PA to perform and assist with engineering investigations involving healthcare technology by leveraging technical knowledge to effectively plan and prepare research for key projects.
Job Duties: Provide logically structured report drafts based on Health Device Group templates. Present and discuss research findings to ECRI staff with specific emphasis on clinical physiologic monitoring and related topics including alarm management, medical device integration, and electronic health records. Develop test methods to objectively characterize key attributes. Document all research results, internal reviews, and member consultations as defined in Health Devices Group Quality documentation. Performing laboratory or field testing on medical devices. Updates supervisors on projects and problems on a regular basis. Investigate reported medical device-related incidents and problems with medical devices. Develop effective, timely, and economical methods to complete own assignments. Assume leadership of major projects, including supervision of assigned personnel, and coordinate these activities with Health Devices Group Management. Such assignments will be based on the organization's needs, and the individual's aptitude and performance. Perform product evaluations of sophisticated medical products at a level commensurate with senior personnel. Perform preliminary research leading to development of evaluation criteria and test protocol, which will be used to determine the extent to which devices under evaluation meet clinical needs. Establish contacts with device manufacturers to obtain information on devices and obtain test samples, and with device users to obtain insight into medical technologies. Participate in the development of a schedule. Manage projects to meet scheduled deadlines, making effective use of available resources. Ensure work meets the Evaluation Quality System requirements. Perform device inspection and preventive maintenance procedures for clinical engineering personnel. Perform prompt evaluation of Problem Reports and develop Hazard Reports or User Experience Network Articles with recommendations for corrective measures. Develop special articles on topics such as equipment control, technology assessment, and codes and standards. Develop instructional articles for clinical personnel on equipment use and technology. Review reports, abstracts, and drafts according to expertise. Provide telephone and written consultation replies to personnel at member facilities. Assist other ECRI personnel by providing information in areas of specialized experience or knowledge. Provide contract services to healthcare facilities for equipment planning acquisition and management projects, or other topics, usually including site visits to the facility and preparation of a final report with conclusions. Perform and assist with accident or forensic engineering investigations involving healthcare technology incidents associated with actual or potential threats to the life or safety of patients or personnel. Prepare and present seminars on selected topics for seminar series, training programs, and special healthcare facility requests. Interact with other organizations to the benefit of ECRI and the community. Train interns and students in various issues of healthcare technology. Provide training and assistance to new project officers. Together with Health Devices Group Management, selects and then trains appropriate other project officer(s) to ensure cross training in specialized areas, as well as to assist in the development of others' skills. Provide technical guidance and evaluation support to junior level project officers.