BMET - Biomedical Equipment Technician / 40 Hours / Days / BWH Biomedical Engineering
Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Posted on: June 12, 2021
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Installs, calibrates, repairs and inspects medical equipment and
solves moderately complex problems in the field.
Performs repairs up to and including the diagnosis and repair of
difficult technical problems. Participates in evaluations and
installations of equipment.
Provides information to develop procedures.
Implements solutions to problems.
- Teaches clinical and technical staff basic trouble-shooting and
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Note: The terms medical equipment and medical device may be
either or all of electronic, mechanical and computer-based
technologies for use in clinical or research applications and/or
clinical facilities systems, such as sterilizers, water systems,
warmers, operating room tables, and surgical lights.
Following departmental Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP)
procedures, inspects newly acquired medical devices and systems for
safety and function and attaches and assigns appropriate control
numbers and labels to medical devices. Acquires the necessary
information for accurate database inventory entry.
Conducts complete performance assurance and electrical safety
testing. Performs preventive/scheduled maintenance on medical
devices as required. May provide information for the development of
Responds to medical equipment problems in clinical areas or
research areas; evaluates, troubleshoots and corrects problems up
to and including those requiring rule-based trouble-shooting and a
moderate level of diagnostic skill and having a moderate to high
level of acuity and complexity. Determines the need to remove
and/or replace malfunctioning medical devices from service and
Performs equipment repairs of substantial difficulty to a level
requiring generic test instrumentation or diagnostic software,
e.g., to board or component level for electrical devices.
Participates in medical equipment evaluations, installations and
upgrades, including software revision.
Makes periodic rounds of assigned clinical areas to assess
operation of medical devices and systems. Notes trends and works
with Team Leader to develop and implement solutions to address
Instructs clinical and technical staff and other support
personnel on the operation, safe use, care and handling, and user
maintenance procedures for medical equipment.
Instructs department and other equipment technical staff on
testing, calibration, preventive maintenance, basic
trouble-shooting and repair of medical equipment.
Using a computer database, thoroughly and accurately documents
inspections, repairs, maintenance procedures, and teaching
activities in a timely manner. Documents and maintains accurate and
current inventory records of all replacement and repair parts.
Attends and satisfactorily completes training courses on
operating, testing, maintaining, and repairing medical devices or
systems. Disseminates newly acquired knowledge to team members and
department as appropriate. Uses this knowledge to suggest
improvements to our procedures and systems for managing and
maintaining medical equipment.
Using data indicators, intuition, and/or other resources, helps
to identify system, safety and quality problems, suggests
solutions, and provides information that leads to change in
department and on teams.
Under supervision of an engineer or department leadership, may
assist in investigations of clinical incidents involving medical
May serve on departmental committees.
Performs on-call function (schedule rotation) providing in-house
repairs and assistance as needed.
- Performs other related duties as required.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills to
effectively work with team members and customers at all levels.
Ability to perform testing and troubleshooting of medical
devices involving specialized and generic test equipment and
software diagnostic tools.
Understands electrical and mechanical biomedical safety
Performs in a highly independent manner working within the broad
scope of established department policies, procedures and goals.
Ability to use hand and power tools safely and effectively, and
ability to occasionally maneuver and lift heavy equipment.
Ability to endure long periods of walking and standing.
Ability to learn equipment maintenance, operating procedures,
and repair procedures from training materials and courses.
Ability to perform during routine, emergency, or other stressful
Ability to use computer-based tools at a moderate to high level,
e.g., novel query of a database.
Ability to teach other technical and clinical personnel.
- General knowledge of human physiology and biomedical
- Maintains accurate and current records of equipment activities
and inventory and replacement parts.
- May work in clinical or repair facility with exposure to
biological contamination, e.g., blood, and hazardous electrical or
mechanical energy, e.g., high voltage. Periodic lifting of heavy
objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person.
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