Biomed Equipment Tech III - FT/Days

Location: Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
Job Ref:
34434
Talent Area:
Technician
Job Shift:
1st - Day
Job Type:
Full-Time
Posted Date:
Nov. 15, 2022

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) III position is responsible for providing technical & On-Call support on the analysis, maintenance, calibration, installation, and upgrades on all assigned medical and other electronic equipment and demonstrate technical support for all modalities of medical, surgical, and other therapeutic equipment, and conduct safety inspections for the institution and to meet regulatory guidelines. This position provides first call technical support for x-ray and imaging systems and first call and scheduled maintenance for ultrasound systems. The BMET III position works under minimal supervision and conducts work, provides records, and maintains a database of scheduled maintenance, corrective maintenance, and safety testing in accordance with manufacturer, regulatory, and department guidelines. This position provides on-call support after normal working hours on a rotational basis and supports special projects and installations under the guidance of the Clinical Engineer or management.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 25%

  1. Facilitates open, professional (verbal, nonverbal, written) communication to obtain access to equipment, resolve equipment issues and achieve mutual understanding, role modeling by example. Communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution is clear and professional, providing the highest quality service during every customer encounter. (EF)
  2. Role models behaviors that promote a positive work environment and contributes to a team-focused work unit to achieve department goal. Provides on-the-job training for BMET trainees, BMETs, and other contract personnel to build confidence in their skills, knowledge and abilities. (EF)
  3. Provides on-call support after normal working hours on a rotational basis. Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity, equity and inclusion principles. Initiates contributions towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)

SERVICE - 25%

  1. Proactively works with hospital departments and communicates the status of repairs and ensures minimal equipment downtime. (EF)
  2. Ensures thorough entity surveillance through rounding and issue management; identifies opportunities for patient medical equipment improvements, providing recommendations and overseeing its completion to advance the customer experience and improve service levels. (EF)
  3. Monitors outside support activities with vendors and clients to obtain completion of equipment support activity and ensures all activities are documented. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

  1. Monitors calibration status of test equipment and takes appropriate actions to ensure compliance. (EF)
  2. Represents hospital in regulatory agency inspections and may sit on hospital safety and equipment selection committee. (EF)
  3. Performs analysis, troubleshooting and complex patient medical equipment repair per manufacturer established specifications. Ensures accurate installation of systems and devices, in compliance with codes, ordinances and statutes. (EF)

FINANCE - 10%

  1. Ensures accuracy and completeness for documentation all equipment support activities performed in database on time as per established guidelines. (EF)
  2. Utilizes resources and supplies with cost effectiveness and value creation in mind. Self-motivated to independently to manage time effectively, minimizing incidental overtime, to meet established department guidelines and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%

  1. Participates in leading special projects, department champion opportunities, mentoring other department staff. Evaluates and recommends new ideas that improve medical equipment quality, safety, and service. (EF)
  2. Performs trainings as a subject matter expert (SME) for department and actively participates in department projects.
  3. Provides nursing in-service on equipment operational issues to reduce Use Errors while improving patient quality of care. (EF)
  4. Seeks opportunities to identify self-development needs and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Associate’s degree in Biomedical Technology (BMET), Electronics Engineering or related field OR successful completion of Military BMET training

o Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or Electronics Engineering preferred

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o Five years of experience in maintaining electronics or electromechanical equipment, or four years maintaining medical equipment

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

o Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Multi-task oriented, ability to complete work within designated time frames

o Demonstrates high level critical thinking with the ability to offer practical solutions to relative items within scope

o Excellent analytical skills

o Change agent and process-oriented

o Demonstrates solid technical skills in analyzing, calibrating, and installing assigned medical equipment

o Ability to follow detailed instructions to complete complex procedures and/or operate all equipment

o Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory guidelines and hospital policies and procedures that govern Biomed equipment support activities

o Demonstrates high service standards, such as responding in a timely manner to customer requests, and identifying and anticipating customer requirements, expectations, and needs

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

 

On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above

 

Travel**

May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area

 

May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

 

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s leading centers for medical education and research. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its prestigious Honor Roll for the sixth time. Also, in this year’s rankings, Houston Methodist Hospital was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the 11th year in a row. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 946 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and nearly 8,500 employees, Houston Methodist Hospital offers complete care for patients from around the world.

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