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Posted: Wed Mar 06 2024

Biomedical Technician Level III (Asheville NC)

Asheville, North Carolina

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Job Description
We are seeking a skilled and motivated Biomedical Equipment Technician to join our company’s dynamic team. As a Biomedical Equipment Technician, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the reliability, functionality, and safety of medical equipment at the VA. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks including preventive and corrective maintenance, incoming inspections, medical device security, equipment installations, electrical safety inspections, addressing hazard recalls, software repairs, and working with Cerner integration. The ideal candidate should possess a strong technical background, excellent problem-solving skills, and a commitment to maintaining high standards of patient care through the proper functioning of medical equipment.
Perform routine preventive maintenance on a diverse range of medical equipment to ensure optimal functionality and extend equipment lifespan.
Conduct corrective maintenance by diagnosing and repairing malfunctions in medical devices, adhering to manufacturer's guidelines and technical specifications.
Carry out incoming inspections of new medical equipment to verify its compliance with safety standards, functionality, and accuracy.
Collaborate with the IT and cybersecurity teams to implement and maintain medical device security protocols, ensuring patient data confidentiality and protection against cyber threats.
Install, calibrate, and configure medical equipment, following manufacturer instructions and safety guidelines.
Conduct electrical safety inspections to identify and address potential hazards associated with medical equipment operation, cords, and plugs.
Monitor and address hazard and safety recalls related to medical equipment, coordinating with manufacturers and relevant departments for swift resolution.
Perform software repairs and updates on medical devices to address software glitches, improve functionality, and ensure compatibility with other systems.
Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and inspections using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
Provide technical support and training to medical staff on the proper operation and handling of medical equipment.
Keep abreast of industry trends, advancements, and regulations related to biomedical equipment technology and integrate this knowledge into daily tasks.
Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and departments to ensure seamless equipment operations and contribute to the enhancement of patient care.
Experience with Cerner electronic health record (EHR) systems and integration is preferred.

Location: Charles George VA Medical Center (CGVAMC) (1100 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805)
Basic Qualifications
The Contractor key personnel shall meet one of the following basic qualifications, regardless of role in the services provided under this contract:
Experience within a medical center and Biomedical Engineering department
OR, Experience working in or with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
OR, Understanding of VISN, VA medical center, and Biomedical Engineering department operations

In addition to the basic qualifications, the Contractor key personnel shall meet the following role-specific qualifications based on the core functions and services each will be providing under this contract.
Role Specific Qualifications: 
A two-year associate degree or higher in an applied science or equivalent military training.
Demonstrated competency to perform operational verification procedures, planned maintenance, and repair service on various medical equipment.
Understanding of regulatory agencies’ requirements, industry regulatory requirements and International Standard Organization standards.
Familiarity with the setup and application of test equipment.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical literature, schematics, and drawings.
Level III Experience - A minimum of five years of hospital or healthcare experience performing medical equipment maintenance.