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Biomed Tech III

Req #:  200955
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Clinical Engineering
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

Purpose:
Repairs and maintains patient care equipment, devices, instruments, systems and related technologies to minimize downtime, maximize resources and ensure safe, operational, performance characteristics for patients, associates and physicians.

Accountabilities:

  • CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE
  • PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, SAFETY and QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTING
  • TECHNICAL PROJECTS AND OTHER DUTIES
  • EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT

 

Position Requirements:

  • Understanding of human anatomy and physiology with a basic understanding of Medical Terminology.
  • Associate's degree in electronics, computer or biomedical equipment technology with 5 years equivalent healthcare experience. OR 7 years comparable hospital experience working on multiple medical equipment and systems with demonstrated expertise in scheduled and corrective maintenance. Excellent communication skills to discuss equipment function with both patients and equipment users (clinical staff).
  • Effective computer skills to: 1.analyze work efforts 2.observe equipment trends 3.run basic reports 4.use Microsoft® products 5.perform research on the web 
  • Ability to specify and use electronic test equipment and phantoms to troubleshoot and repair.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent soldering technique
  • Manual dexterity to effectively use hand tools.
  • Must be able to read and interpret technical documentation.
  • Proficient at scheduled and corrective maintenance on a wide variety of medical devices with advanced skills on one or more specific devices.
  • Valid Driver's License with the state of Illinois.
  • Certification as a Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) required.
  • CompTIA A+ certification preferred.
  • Potential high stress situations due to repair demands in minimal time frames, change initiatives, and/or scheduling challenges.
  • May be required to work with extremely high voltage and with complex electronic circuitry.
  • May be required to work in a confined space or on a ladder.
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids, noxious fumes and air borne contaminants.
  • Must be able to assume responsibility for on~call pager response and to report to work as assigned at multiple Advocate facilities.
  • May require the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to distinguish different colors.
  • May be required to mentor others.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.