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Biomedical Equipment Technician III

Job in Philadelphia - Philadelphia County - PA Pennsylvania - USA
Company: Penn Medicine
Internship position
Listed on 2021-03-26
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Biomedical Engineer
  • Healthcare
    Medical Device
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position Description :

Penn Medicine's Clinical Engineering Department is looking for a Biomedical Equipment Technician III

Job Summary:

Working under limited supervision the Lead Biomedical Equipment Technician is responsible for assisting in maintaining equipment.


• Maintain, repair and calibrate patient care medical devices.

• Perform quality assurance inspections in accordance with applicable codes, standards, and manufacturer recommendations.

• Maintain vendor-recommended preventive maintenance program.

• Maintain a cost-effective inventory, utilizing second sources, of replacement materials required to service and maintain medical devices within the facilities.

• Maintain appropriate service and calibration documentation in accordance with applicable laws and standards.

• Assist with training of clinical personnel on user operation and maintenance of equipment, as needed.

• Recommend the use of outside service personnel, as required.

• Provide technical training to all other Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMET) concerning patient care medical devices.

• Attend pertinent service and training seminars as required, to enhance skill level and decrease device operational costs, post warranty.

• Assist with equipment planning and pre-purchase evaluations of new equipment.

• Assist with the acceptance inspections, the relocation of existing, and with the installation of new equipment when required.

• Attend Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) Department and Medical Services Division staff meetings.

• Provide technical assistance and instruction to personnel regarding equipment operation and maintenance.

• Review outcome of preventive maintenance actions and make recommendations to department staff concerning improvements.

• Provide mentoring to other biomedical equipment technicians.

• May assist senior biomedical engineering technicians or supervisor with in-service educational programs on use of equipment.

• Provide operational leadership to personnel and possibly serve as temporary site manager in the absence of the director/manager/supervisor.

• Recommend new equipment and testing procedures.

• Provide in-service educational programs on use of equipment.

• Collaborate with Information Services to ensure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and connectivity of biomedical devices.

• Understand and comply with Joint Commission and other applicable standards and regulations.

• Special projects as assigned by Manager.

• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures

• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Education & Experience Required:

• High School Diploma or GED required

• Associate’s degree in Applied Science or related field preferred

• 4+ years of experience in the repair and maintenance of medical equipment required

Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications:

• AAMI certification preferred

Skill Requirements:

• Must be capable of trouble-shooting bio-medical devices and related equipment

• Must possess knowledge about the proper use of diagnostic tools, test equipment and software, where applicable

• Experience working with medical hardware, software and equipment products required

• Must understand medical device usage within a health system environment

• Strong customer service orientation and ability to follow through issues to resolution.

• Ability to interact with all levels of Health System personnel to include: management staff, consulting staff, clinicians, clinical administrators, etc.

• Familiarity with process improvement activities required

• Knowledge of healthcare operations and the use of medical technology in the practicing healthcare environment required

• Must be able to function as part of a team providing a high level of quality service to clients

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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