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BIOMEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Description

$5,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Job Summary:

Performs skilled work of average to highly skilled difficulty under general supervision. Maintains accurate records of preventive maintenance, performance assurance and repairs.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela’s missions, vision and values.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

+ Core Essential Functions:

+ Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

+ Performs all aspects of Biomedical Engineering with responsibilities for: Inspection, calibration, preventive maintenance, performance assurance, troubleshooting, repairs, overhaul, modification, installations, and documentation on the following equipment:

+ Defibrillators, ECG Patient Monitors, Telemetry Units

+ Electrocardiographs, Electrosurgical Units, External Pacemakers

+ General Misc. Patient Care Equipment, Hypo/Hyperthermia Units, Infant Incubators

+ Infant Warmers, Infusion Pumps, Isolated Power Systems, Oxygen Analyzers

+ Pressure Transducers, Audiovisual Equipment, Blood Warmers

+ Centrifuges, Electric Beds, Fetal Monitors

+ Medical Gas Alarms, Intermittent Suction Units, Thermometers

+ Lab Equipment, Misc. Dental Equipment, Misc. Environmental Service Equipment

+ Nerve Stimulators, Nutrition Pumps, Respiratory Equipment, Vital Signs Monitors

+ Various other equipment--as assigned

+ Must support other activities related to equipment, such as electrical safety in-services, pre-purchase evaluations, user department training literature review, service contracts, device recalls and parts ordering.

+ Must provide support services for equipment at Excela Health Systems Medcare units.

+ Repair other electronic/electrical hospital equipment which includes the following: Nurse call systems, Intercom systems, Paging systems

Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart (see attached chart).

+ Specialty Essential Functions:

+ None

III. Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

+ Performs other duties as required.

+ Required Skills and Knowledge: Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.

Education:

+ Associate degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology (w/completed internship)

+ Or 2 yr. trade school with valid electronic certification with three (3) years of electronic experience

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

+ Valid PA Driver’s License

+ Act 34 – PA Criminal Record Check from the PA State Police system

Prior Experience:

+ None

Other Skills and Abilities:

+ Use of Electronic/Electrical hand tools and Electrical Safety test equipment.

+ Effective Communication skills.

+ Ability to work comfortably in patient care environments.

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

+ Certified by A.A.M.I (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

+ Essential Working Conditions:

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift

Sedentary Work -

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Light Work -

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.

Medium Work -

Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Heavy Work -

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

Very Heavy Work -

Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:

Effective March 2020 or during pandemic: goggles, face shield and mask are required according to CDC guidelines

Never

Confined Spaces-Cramped Quarters (Labeled)

Extreme Noise (> 85 dB)

Mechanical Hazards

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Heavy Equipment

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Rotates all shifts

Extreme Cold

Extreme Heat

10 - 12 hour shifts

Rarely

Operates Vehicle

Occasionally

Heights

Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)

Frequently

On Call

Constantly

8 hour shifts

Protective Equipment:

Never

Hearing

Feet, Toes

Rarely

Body

Head (hard hat)

Respirator-Breathing Equipment

Occasionally

Eye

Hands

Occupational Exposures:

Never

Ethylene Oxide

Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)

Blood and Body Fluids

Chemicals (direct use of)

Mists

Wax Stripper (direct use of)

Radiation

Ionizing Radiation

Paints (direct use of)

Rarely

Dust (Sanding)

Lasers

Occasionally

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

Solvents

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:

Marginal

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Essential

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift

Physical Demands:

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.

Never

Kneeling

Rarely

Squatting (Crouching)

Climbing Stairs

Climbing Ladders

Use of Forceful Hand Grasp

Occasionally

Fine Finger Manipulation

Hand / Arm Coordination

Pushing / Pulling

Bending (Stooping)

Keyboard/Computer Operation

Frequently

Sitting

Walking

Standing

Sensory Requirements:

Rarely

Feeling (Sensation)

Constantly

Color Vision

Seeing Near-with Acuity

Over Shoulder Work:

Occasionally

Pulling or Pushing Objects Overhead

Reaching Above Shoulder Level

Lifting: floor to standing position:

Never

30 - 49 pounds

50 pounds

> 50 pounds

Rarely

20 - 29 pounds

Occasionally

10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

Never

30 - 49 pounds

50 pounds

> 50 pounds

Rarely

10 - 19 pounds

20 - 29 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

Never

20 - 29 pounds

30 - 49 pounds

50 pounds

> 50 pounds

Rarely

10 - 19 pounds

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)