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Biomed Technician I - Clinical Engineering

Job ID: 489
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Biomed Technician I - Clinical Engineering for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $30.85, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Ensure and maintain the quality, safety and performance of patient care and ancillary equipment by completing preventive and corrective maintenance inspections and other equipment related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Responsible for equipment performance to include ensuring the safety and performance of life support, diagnostic, therapeutic and ancillary hospital equipment by verifying proper operation, performing preventive maintenance inspections and accurately completing equipment repairs as assigned.
  2. Contribute to the accurate and timely reporting of equipment maintenance history by documenting preventive maintenance inspection, repair services and other department activity as required in the computerized maintenance management system.
  3. Support and contribute to effective safety and risk management efforts by adhering to established policies and procedures. Maintain a safe environment. Actively ensure accident prevention. Identify and report potential liabilities. Maintain appropriate patient/employee confidentiality.
  4. Contribute to efficient financial management by effectively using time. Make appropriate charges for services rendered and supplies used.
  5. Maintain and enhance professional skills and awareness of policies and procedures through participation in hospital, departmental and outside training/continuing education programs that are designed to facilitate personal growth and development.
  6. Effectively communicate by interpreting and conveying information clearly, accurately and in a timely manner. Establish and maintain open, effective communication between customers and staff. Utilize correct channels of communication and recognized organization communication standard. Answer telephones in a manner that tells customers they are important. Keep abreast of, and comply with, departmental and organizational changes and events through reading posted communications and attending department and assigned meetings.
  7. Perform general duties by maintaining a working knowledge of infection control concepts, internal/external disaster plans and risk management concepts. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations
  8. Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Associate’s degree in biomedical technology or equivalent in electronics, physics or U.S. military biomedical or technical training (or equivalent combination of education and/or experience).
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical/Clinical Engineering preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One year of equipment experience preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent analysis/problem solving skills.
  • Good oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Basic medical terminology related to equipment function
  • Knowledge of bio-engineering, bio-electronics and instrumentation.
  • Skilled in using computers with Windows operating system.
  • Ability to navigate multiple software sites simultaneously.
  • Detailed oriented with ability to key statistical data accurately.
  • Works under close supervision to perform skilled work on preventive maintenance, repair, safety testing and recording functional test data.

SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion more than 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments.
  • Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

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To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org. Questions? Review ourEmployment FAQor email [email protected]. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws. 

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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