Biomedical Equipment Repair Technician

Updated: August 14, 2019
Job ID: 214684
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Biomedical Equipment Repair Technician to support the Logistics Department of the Uniformed Services University (USU) located in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides technical, scientific, and programmatic support services to the Logistics Department. 

The Technician helps to maintain and repair equipment used within research and clinical laboratories. This includes the ability to evaluate, install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair sophisticated/complex medical equipment and/or systems and provide training, assistance, and guidance to lower-graded technicians.

Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluates and installs sophisticated/complex medical equipment and/or systems to include standalone equipment and/or components that contain integrated circuitry and/or microprocessors. 
  2. Inspects new patient care equipment (PCE) to include receipt, inventory of parts, accessories, assembly, inspection, calibration, performance verification, parts replacement, documentation and interpretation of PM inspection results to determine whether equipment is safe and operating within manufacturer's specifications.
  3. Sets up and installs new medical PCE systems. Inspects services performed on-site by commercial vendors for acceptable work performed in light of contract and original manufacturer's specifications before payment is made for services. Communicates with clinical staff (physicians, nurses, technicians, etc.) as necessary to provide assistance and in-service training, setup, calibration, operation, and application of PCE. Provides technical training, assistance, and guidance to lower-graded technicians.
  4. Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, overhaul, and surveillance testing of electronic components, medical equipment and systems, and modifications based on official guidance. Incumbent may specialize in certain types of equipment requiring specialized training or experience. 
  5. Operates a wide variety of Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) to include invasive and non-invasive radiographic/fluoroscopic energy devices, electrical leakage current testers, defibrillator analyzers, infusion pump testers, and ventilator testers. Stays abreast of changes to regulatory guidance to include Joint Commission (JC); College of American Pathologists (CAP); Safe Medical Devices Act (SMDA); Environmental Protection Agency; and Code of Federal Regulations (i.e., 21 CFR (Laser & Ultrasounds) and 29 CFR (Safety in the Workplace). Recommends solutions to electro-mechanical and electronic problems that involve tolerance, component failure, and marginal operating characteristics. 
  6. Orders spare parts and accessories as necessary to perform repair functions. Documents the extent and cost of repairs. 
  7. Performs other duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills needed to work in a team environment.  Practical knowledge of a wide range of technical engineering methods, principles, requirements, work techniques, and practices, and the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to diagnose and repair most equipment typically located in a medical or medical research facility.  Familiar with regulatory guidance to include Joint Commission (JC); College of American Pathologists (CAP); Safe Medical Devices Act (SMDA); Environmental Protection Agency; and Code of Federal Regulations (i.e., 21 CFR (Laser & Ultrasounds) and 29 CFR (Safety in the Workplace).  Ability to work independently, use sound judgment in solving problems.  Able to provide technical training, assistance, and guidance to lower-graded technicians.  Excellent record keeping ability.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  HS Diploma required. Associate’s degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology (or related field such as electronics or engineering) and achieved Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) status preferred.  

Minimum Experience:  4-6 years related experience in scientific project or program management

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) status.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  supervises support technicians

Work Environment:  medical or medical research facility

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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