Job Description

Job Title: Biomedical Equipment Technician
Job ID: 708781
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: PAG00 - BIO - Admin
Location: 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport PA 16915

Description


The BMET Equipment Technician at UPMC Cole performs repairs, inspections, and preventive maintenance on patient related medical devices used throughout UPMC, hospital affiliates, and institutions for services with BioTronics Inc. The BMET Equipment Technician works under general supervision and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals. Provides orientation, training, assigning and checking the work of all other levels of technical staff.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintains records of all work activities in the Computerized Maintenance Management System and Kronos system.
  • Management, and security of computer based networked medical devices maybe required as needed.
  • Participates in on-call rotation as indicated by director.
  • Participates in the development of Clinical Engineering Generalist I and II.
  • Priority Class 'High' Equipment includes but is not limited to: ESU, ventricular assist devices, nursery incubators, pacemakers,thermocyclers, spectrophotometer, portable bypass system, injectors, muse system, defibrillator, ultrasound (diagnostic), x-ray imagers, x-ray portables, x-ray processors, x-ray tables, x-ray TV systems, Cranes-Buckys, scope sterilizers, washer decontaminators, cart washers, orthopedic specialty instruments, servers and gateways.
  • Priority Class 'Low' Equipment includes but is not limited to: Lab equipment, physical therapy equipment, saws, dental equipment, compressors, and general patient care equipment, arthroscopy instruments, standard scissors, forceps, retractors, elevators, ortho curettes, osteotomes, chisels, bone cutters, printer and PC peripherals. Priority Class `Medium Equipment includes but is not limited to: Patient monitoring systems, video equipment, warmers (blood and fluid), scope washers, lab equipment (analyzers), oximeters, infusion devices, diagnostic test equipment (pulmonary), NIBP units, humidifiers, oxygen equipment (respiratory), nerve/muscle stimulator, Doppler, computer work stations, pumps, tourniquets, SCD, hypothermia, EKG machines, ultrasound (PT), OR tables, OR lights and sonics, rongeurs, needle holders, general imaging/radiology equipment.
  • Provides consultation to administration, nursing, and medical staff regarding operational, training, application and technological advancements of medical instrumentation.
  • Routinely performs preventive maintenance, inspection and repair on Low, Medium, and High priority types of medical equipment.
  • Travel between UPMC sites, hospital affiliates, and institutions for services with BioTronics Inc is required as needed.
  • Understands, implements and provides training on specific regulatory requirements.
  • Understands, operates and provides training on all standard and/or specialty test equipment.
  • Use of personal vehicle may be required.
  • With direct supervision, occasionally performs preventive maintenance, inspection and repair of Specialty priority type medical equipment.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in either Biomedical/Electrical/Computer/ IT Information Technology or Journeyman papers (if applicable) or equivalent military training and/or experience. 
  • Minimum four (4) years of hospital or manufacturers service experience.
  • Manufacturers Certification of two (2) priority types of High equipment.
  • Superior knowledge of electronics, digital circuitry operations and Information Technology, or surgical instrumentation (as applicable). Superior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, physics, chemistry, optics, pneumatics, hydraulics, hospital structure and regulatory requirements (as applicable).
  • Superior Computer skills as required to operate a Computer Maintenance Management System and common office software including but not limited to MS Office. 
  • May in the course of duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with the medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $22.73 to $35.12

Union Position: No

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