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Biomed Tech I - 13311

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 86814

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Biomedical Technician I performs, safety checks, repairs, and preventive maintenance on patient monitoring systems, and maintains clinical equipment through the effective use of the Medical Equipment Management Plan. Performs a variety of routine tasks associated with the installation, maintenance, calibration and repair of a limited scope of biomedical equipment under the guidance and direct supervision of an experienced Healthcare Technician Management (HTM) professional. The Technician may encounter equipment such as patient monitoring systems, EKG machines, electrosurgical units, defibrillators, electronic thermometers, patient beds, incubators, infusion devices and other biomedical instrumentation.

 

The BMET I works under the direction and/or guidance more senior personnel and assures that all clinical instrumentation in assigned areas are operating safely, accurately in accordance with manufacturer’s and/or the Biomedical Engineering departments’ performance specifications . In addition, the BMET I will perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor or senior manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains an identifiable & professional appearance. Follows all applicable hospital and department policies & procedures. Maintains a clean, organized, safe & quiet work area. Active participant in meetings and on committees. Identifies and addresses own learning needs. Demonstrates knowledge, ability & sensitivity to effectively render services based on patient base, their families and environment of care.
     
  • Repairs defective equipment to manufacturer’s specifications. Troubleshoots problem in a logical & methodical manner. Receives assistance and guidance from more experienced personnel. Uses appropriate tools, test equipment, technical manuals and manufacturer support as necessary. Able to work with and take direction from others as requested and/or directed. Maintains appropriate & sufficient tools to perform assigned work, replacing lost or defective tools as appropriate. Employs electrostatic protection as appropriate. Exercises proper infection control techniques when performing repairs. Identifies and orders appropriate replacement parts (with assistance as required) according to established repair turn-a-round ordering guidelines, performing follow-up on part orders as necessary. Informs user of repair status as appropriate. Evaluates equipment failures (with assistance as required) to identify user errors or manufacturing defects, providing feedback to users & management as appropriate. Begins repair work within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of equipment, completing repairs within seventy-two (72) hours of start of repair.
     
  • Performs preventive maintenance, electrical safety & functional testing in accordance with prescribed protocols Performs preventive maintenance in accordance with department and/or manufacturer’s documented protocols. Performs repairs (with assistance as required) found during performance of preventive maintenance to manufacturer’s specifications. Affixes inspection, calibration & information stickers to equipment as applicable. Makes procedural recommendations as deemed appropriate. Completes ninety-eight percent (98%) of all scheduled inspections within the thirty (30) day inspection period. Informs supervisor when inspection completion percentage will not be met and develops an action plan to accomplish the same.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

  • Ensures accuracy of clinical equipment inventory by creating work orders to cover all unscheduled work, documenting all relevant information such as parts, service codes, labor time, test data or other pertinent  information, maintaining a (98%) data accuracy ratio. Closes work orders within three (3) days of work completion and completes all scheduled work by the end of the month. Inventories incoming equipment, accurately documenting all pertinent data on inventory control cards. Ensures equipment status is up-to-date, providing Database Administrator with equipment status changes within three (3) days of discovery.  

 

  • Assembles, inventories, inspects & delivers incoming capital equipment. Provides support to department Clinical Engineering, and Radiology teams as directed.

 

  • Completes one hundred percent (100%) of all scheduled inspections within the month of assignment.

 

  • Informs supervisor when inspection completion percentage will not be met and develops an action plan to address the delinquency.

 

  • Inventories incoming equipment, accurately documenting all pertinent information in the Computerized Medical Management System (CMMS). Ensures equipment status is up-to-date. 

 

  • Understands and complies with all enterprise and IS departmental information security policies, procedures and standards.

 

  • Support the integration of information security in the development, design, and implementation of Hospital Technology Resources that process, transmit, or store CHOP information.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

  • Support all compliance activities related to state, federal regulatory requirements,   healthcare accreditation standards, and all other applicable regulations that govern the use and disclosure of patient, financial, or other confidential information.

 

  • Performs 24/7 on call support if applicable.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School diploma / GED

 

Required Experience: At least one (1) year related experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:

  • Associates degree
  • Graduation from a Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET), Electronic Engineering  Technician (EET) Training Program
  • Academic work aligned with AAMI’s Core Competencies for the Biomedical Equipment Technician

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in a hospital setting as an employee, contractor, intern, or Co-op
  • Military training 

                                                                                                                     

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: ICC, CBET or EET certification or candidacy.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of mathematics, anatomy, physiology, biology, physics, chemistry, medical terminology, English, computer, networking peripherals, and professional skills.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy & physiology and familiarity with the healthcare environment.
  • Knowledge of both analog and digital circuitry and Biomedical Instrumentation.
  • Basic troubleshooting skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic organizational & time management skills.
  • Public Safety & Regulatory Requirements: Has a basic understanding of both local and national public safety and regulatory issues.
  • Customer Service: Able to solve basic front-line customer service issues.
  • Equipment Expertise: Demonstrates a basic understanding of clinical equipment, radiological, laboratory, and networked medical systems.
  • Other: Has a basic understanding of project management terms and methods

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

 

 

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