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.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25%
SERVICE - 25%
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
FINANCE - 10%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
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.
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
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
Work Attire Yes/No
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
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: __________________________
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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