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UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, day shift, BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN 2 to join their team. The Biomedical Electronics Technician will be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, calibrating, and testing a variety of biomedical instruments, apparatuses, systems and equipment used our hospital and clinics.
SCHEDULE This is a temporary position, anticipated to run for approximately 6 months at 40 hours per week, or for approximately 1 year at 20 hours per week. The Biomedical Equipment Technician will be assigned to the day shift, 8:00am- 4:30pm.
Inspects and installs medical and related technical equipment
Services various equipment and apparatus such as patient monitors, electrocardiographs, blood gas analyzers, x-ray units, defibrillators, electrosurgical units, anesthesia apparatus, pacemakers, blood pressure transducers, spirometers, sterilizers, and diathermy equipment
Repairs, calibrates, and maintains medical equipment and properly maintains required documentation
Develops options presented by maintenance or repair situations and determines the best course of action from those options
Tests medical equipment to ensure patient and staff safety from electrical or mechanical hazards
Consults with medical or research staff to ascertain that the equipment functions properly and safely
Demonstrates and explains correct operation of equipment to medical personnel
Works from schematic diagrams, blueprints, service documentation, federal, state and local codes or standards, and from verbal instructions
A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Technician in a hospital setting
Associate's degree or certificate in Biomedical Technology from a two-year college or technical school
A strong grasp of basic medical terminology
Underlying principles of physics, chemistry, hydraulics, light, and sound
A strong grasp of electronics, microprocessors , mechanical and electromechanical methods
Working knowledge of computer networking and network security methods
Working knowledge of clinical applications of most common medical equipment
Able to read electrical and electronic circuit diagrams
Able to identify components both schematically and physically
Able to successfully identify and order proper replacement components
Able to exercise logical, progressive troubleshooting techniques at both the systems and component levels
Able to read, understand and interpret the logical flow of service documentation, including schematics, parts lists, servicing procedures and specifications
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
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