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THCE Senior Biomedical Equipment Technician

Company: Trinity Health
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: June 29, 2024

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Description:Position is eligible for travel to other nationwide Trinity Health sites as needed that are outside of normal location coverage. - While on site at these locations the position will receive a significantly higher hourly rate. - Travel will be voluntary.POSITION PURPOSEWithin assigned service area, provides Planned Maintenance (PM), safety testing, repairs, calibration, installation, routine and emergency service, to general and specialized diagnostic, therapeutic, and support medical equipment, such as anesthesia machines, sterilizers, ventilators, ultrasound, laser, laboratory, etc., as assigned by Clinical Engineering (CE) Manager.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSKnows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision and core values of Trinity Health and the Ministry Organization in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions.Performs PM procedures on multiple types of general and specialized clinical equipment.Performs PM procedures using manufacturer's recommendations, standards or code requirements, as well as industry acceptable processes as guidelines.Performs services on specialized equipment in one or more of the following categories: - anesthesia machines, sterilizers, ventilators, ultrasound, laser, laboratory analyzers, etc.Performs corrective maintenance procedures including diagnosing problems using thermodynamic, electronic/electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and/or other sciences and documents results of activities performed to comply with all regulatory and standard requirements.Notifies equipment users and Clinical Engineering Management of repair status and delays as necessary.Interacts with clinical staff to understand and resolve operational problems in scheduling and completing PM procedures while minimizing interference to hospital departments.Determines need for replacement parts and supplies, selects the most cost effective source, and submits properly completed parts request using established policies and guidelines.Completes corrective and planned maintenance work order documentation per policy.Promotes teamwork by keeping others informed, participating effectively in group decision making, while working to accomplish team objectives and projects, and by soliciting feedback about one's effectiveness as a team member. -Continually improves processes by seeking ways to eliminate and reduce waste.Has authority (based on deprartment guidelines) - to order parts and supplies required for - emergency service or repair of - radiological and general medical equipment. Recommends - test equipment and spare equipment parts to the CE Manager or Lead Technician.Provide on-call service coverage after normal business hours on a rotating basis.Provides assistance and training to Bio-Medical Equipment Techs I and II as assigned by Clinical Engineering Manager.May be assigned duties as Lead Bio-Medical Equipment Technician, as needed.Performs other duties as assigned or requested by the CE Manager.Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations; the Trinity Health Integrity and Compliance Program and Code of Conduct; as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAssociates of Applied Sciences degree in medical electronics, electronic technology or related field, including comparable military training or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CBET or CLET certification preferred.Five (5) -or more years' experience performing corrective and planned maintenance on medical devices and/or clinical equipment.Specialized training by manufacturer or third party equipment repair in such areas as - - - - - anesthesia machines, sterilizers, ultrasound, ventilators, laser, laboratory analyzers, etc.Ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in specialty area.Must have a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.Working knowledge - and ability to use basic hand tools and - test equipment specific to the field. - Ability to train CE associates on - use and application of test equipment.Must have knowledge and understanding of OSHA, NFPA, The Joint Commission, EOC, and other specific regulations and standards pertaining to clinical equipment service and repair.Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with - ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Trinity Health, Ministry Organizations, and Clinical Engineering. -Ability to operate complex test equipment, analyze and interpret information provided by equipment and clinical staff to determine equipment operational condition.Must have basic understanding of personal computer operation, applications, and the ability to input data using keyboard. - Technician must be able to - follow complex written instructions, perform tasks and document actions taken. -Strong customer service and communications skills are required to interact with hospital - personnel and vendors to achieve positive outcomes.Maintain up to date understanding of The Joint Commission and NFPA standards as well as state and federal regulations.Ability to provide or coordinate in-service training to clinical/professional staff on medical device - operations and safety functions. - - - - - - - - - .PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONSMust be physically able to balance, bend, climb, crawl, crouch, kneel, reach, sit, squat, stand, twist, and walk.Possess ability to mentally concentrate while being subject to stress, interruptions and changing work priorities.Must be able to work and follow OSHA guidelines while in a hazardous environment(s) such as electrocution potentials, mechanical energies, bloodborne/airborne pathogens, dust and inclement weather, marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, radiation, fumes/vapors, sharp instruments/tools, hazardous liquids, and operating devices. -Must be able to hear speech, distinguish sounds, and speak.Must have near vision, far vision, depth perception, and be able to distinguish colors.Must have sensory ability to distinguish hot, cold, range of temperature, surfaces, fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and detect/distinguish odors.Must be able to carry or lift up to 50 pounds routinely (50% of the time) and on occasion (5% of the time) up to 100 pounds.Must be able to push or pull over 100 pounds frequently (20% of the time). Maintains safe working environment for self, other associates, patients, visitors, and medical staff in accordance with applicable standards and procedures relevant to - job duties.Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work priorities.Must be able to travel to the various Trinity Health, Ministry Organizations, subsidiaries, and/or training facilities.Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion -Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Trinity Health, Des Moines , THCE Senior Biomedical Equipment Technician, Professions , Des Moines, Iowa

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