Biomedical Engineer
Job Details
Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time
Description

The Biomedical Engineer is responsible for maintaining knowledge of assigned biomedical equipment in the Donor Care and Surgical Recovery Unit (DCU), Laboratory and other departments as assigned. Responsible for ensuring all medical equipment is maintained and serviced according to vendor agreements and specifications, properly configured and safely functional with a focus on minimizing downtime.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

DONOR CARE AND SURGICAL RECOVERY UNIT (DCU) RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Knowledge of the biomedical inventory of the DCU including equipment specifications, software/hardware specifications, vendor and contract specifications.
  2. Responsible for preventative and corrective maintenance schedules for medical equipment and maintaining appropriate documentation of the maintenance provided.
  3. Participate in and/or monitor the repair, installation and calibration of complex biomedical equipment.
  4. Collaborate with Information Technology team and Facilities Administrator on installations, infrastructure and specifications of biomedical equipment to ensure highest level of service and minimize downtime.
  5. Responsible for leading and adhering to applicable regulatory and inspection requirements.
  6. Provide clear and timely communication and documentation of any service interruption related to biomedical equipment to key stakeholders, including but not limited to, status of repairs, scheduled inspections and any stakeholder concerns.
  7. Facilitate and/or conduct training of MTN staff on biomedical equipment as needed and provide required documentation to Education department.
  8. Collaborate with Quality staff to ensure vendor qualifications and cyber security checklists are completed per policy as applicable.
  9. Collaborate with Quality staff to ensure biomedical equipment validation and maintain associated documentation.
  10. Collaborate with Quality staff to maintain asset records for biomedical equipment in MTN quality management system.
  11. Collaborate with Information Technology team and Information Security Specialist to ensure all recommended software installations and updates meet regulatory requirements and standard safety practices.
  12. Participate in vendor and biomedical equipment research in the event there is a need for new equipment.
  13. Participate in the development of policies and procedures relevant to biomedical equipment
  14. Develop and maintain effective vendor relations.
  15. Maintain biomedical expertise through ongoing training and education.
  16. Maintain knowledge regarding HIPAA regulations as they apply to patient information, equipment and/or software that stores and /or transmits patient data, vendor management and access to MTN data, etc. 

 

GENERAL

 

  1. Maintains confidentiality of MTN business.
  2. Makes efficient and effective use of own time.
  3. Sets and meets realistic goals and deadlines.
  4. Attends and actively participates in departmental and organizational meetings.
  5. Maintains professionalism and poise in stressful, complex and continuously changing situations.
  6. Performs other duties as requested by Director of Information Technology.
  7. Ability to read and comprehend biomedical equipment maintenance and instruction manuals.
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  1. Associate’s degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related field (Electronics Engineering Technology - EET) required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) also preferred.
  2. Minimum 3 years’ experience working with biomedical equipment in clinical and/or hospital environment.
  3. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.  
  4. Available to respond onsite for critical service issues outside of standard business hours
  5. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.  Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
  6. Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to function independently and collaboratively; demonstrated problem-solving and creative thinking skills and well-developed personal stress management skills.
  7. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  8. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and medical equipment.
  9. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information to MTN staff, vendors and procurement personnel in person or by phone.
  10. OSHA Category II – Occasional exposure to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.  Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  11. Home internet and wireless phone access may be required.

 

MTN BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

 

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be  considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission. 

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