Bio-Medical Equipment Technician - Clinical Engineering- (1.0 FTE, Evenings)

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Evenings
Req: 12086
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Evening Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Under general supervision, the Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) provides a link between technology and patient care in surgical and intensive care units; diagnostic and therapeutic treatment units; clinics; laboratories; and medical equipment distribution areas. The BMET is expected to support a wide variety of medical devices in use at an academic medical center in conjunction with the Clinical Technology & Biomedical Engineering Medical Equipment Management Plan. The BMET is responsible for completing all given assignments within the parameters of the department performance standards.

 Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Complies with Department Technician Orientation & Training Competency Program and actively participates in continuous education and training.
  • Demonstrates acceptance of patients, families, visitors, and co-workers regardless of race, gender, disease process, life style, religious or cultural beliefs, or treatment.
  • Documents all scheduled and unscheduled work performed in the CT&BE inventory and maintenance database.
  • Follows all SH&C/LPCH safety guidelines and infection control policies and procedures for self, patients, visitors, and employees.
  • Handles hospital and department computer workstations, software packages, websites, and files with appropriate care and respects all copyrighted material. 
  • Maintains confidentiality with regard to hospital business and HIPAA compliance.
  • Periodically provides weekend, holiday, and off-shift coverage, including call-back emergency coverage. May be required to service equipment on any shift if delays would adversely affect patient care.
  • Primary responsibility is to provide technical support in handling specific logistical activities in defined support areas. The BMET functions as team member within a workgroup.
  • Provides technical bedside support for routine and STAT/emergency trouble calls while consistently demonstrating the ability to assess priorities and escalate more difficult tasks to properly trained staff.
  • Understands and adheres to the Hospital's Conflict of Interest policy.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

 

  • Education: Associate's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
  • License/Certification: None required.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

 

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

 

  • Ability to diagnose and resolve routine, specialized, and advanced technology problems.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
  • Ability to have good dexterity and strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.
  • Ability to work well with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
  • Knowledge of electrical theory and related safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.
  • Skill: to repair simple to complex medical devices, recognizing the importance of concentrating efforts on the areas of greatest financial impact.

 

Physical Requirements

 

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.