PeaceHealth Biomedical Technician Senior - Bellingham in Bellingham, Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a Biomedical Technician Senior - Bellingham for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 159446

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for performing complex and general patient care equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, and safety testing and deployment. Works from schematic diagrams, blueprints, service documentation, federal, state and local electrical and fire safety codes and from verbal instructions. Provides corrective maintenance and maintains documentation of all service events, tests, and maintenance performed on clinical equipment. Trains and mentors less experienced technicians on the team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assists with detailed purchasing specifications for new equipment and evaluation of new equipment, accessories, and supplies.

  2. Assists with work order controls, maintenance history records, planned maintenance and safety inspection records, purchase requests, and repair parts inventory records. Documents time and expense in a timely manner. Actively participates in the development and maintenance of the Biomed Computerized Maintenance Management System.

  3. Conducts cross-training in the techniques of testing, calibrating, operating, and troubleshooting biomedical systems for assigned biomedical equipment technicians.

  4. Oversees the quality control of services provided by outside vendors and maintains necessary documentation regarding the work performed, dates of service and signs off on completion of vendor service requests.

5 Establishes and maintains supporting technical literature such as manufactures literature, reference standards, specifications, and other documents necessary for supporting the program. Ensures team members are notified of changes and trained on the details of those changes.

6 May serve as a member or advisor to hospitals Risk management, Safety, and other appropriate committees as required by the supervisor.

7 Conducts in-service classes and individual training for equipment users on subjects such as electrical safety, proper operations and care of equipment.

8 Installs, repairs and calibrates most classes of clinical equipment at component level, performs planned maintenance and electrical safety inspections, and inspects incoming equipment for compliance with code, standards, and manufacture recommendations. Maintains documentation as outlined by current policies and procedures.

  1. May assist with organizing and validating work efforts of other team members in the department.

10 Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION : • Associate’s degree in biomedical technology or related field, or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training and experience is required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING : • Minimum of three years prior work experience in biomedical equipment repair.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION :

• Valid state driver’s license

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

OTHER SKILLS:

• Excellent analysis/problem solving skills.

• Good verbal 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.

• Demonstrates cost-effective decision making skills.

• Uses office automation hardware and software applications and diagnostic service software appropriate to the equipment being serviced.

ST JOSEPH – 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 conditions involving minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets.

  • 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).

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package at http://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalallbenefits_overview.pdf and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video , and visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeaceHealthCareers or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/peacehealth !

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ at https://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalcandidatefaq2.pdf or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org . Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)

Job Category: Business, Administrative & Facilities

Shift: Day

Shift Length: 8 Hours

FTE: 1.0

Work Type: Full Time

Hourly compensation starts at: $26.71, more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure:

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Environmental Services/Facilities || Full Time || FACILITIES SVCS