Brigham and Women's Hospital
GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Maintains and assists in management of medical equipment by installing, calibrating, repairing
and inspecting medical equipment and solving the most complex technical problems in the field.
Performs routine functions up to and including the diagnosis and repair of the most complex level
of technical problems. Coordinates evaluations and installations of equipment. Assists in
development of procedures. Identifies system problems. Teaches clinical and technical staff basic
repair, trouble-shooting and design
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Note: The terms medical equipment and medical device may be either or all of electronic,
mechanical and computer-based technologies for use in clinical or research applications.
1. Following departmental Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP) procedures,
inspects newly acquired medical devices and systems for safety and function and attaches
and assigns appropriate control numbers and labels to clinical devices. Acquires the
necessary information for accurate database inventory entry.
2. Conducts complete performance assurance and electrical safety testing. Performs
preventive/scheduled maintenance on medical devices as required. Assists in the
development of testing protocols.
3. Responds to medical equipment problems in clinical or research areas; evaluates,
troubleshoots and corrects problems up to and including those requiring novel solutions
and expert diagnostic skills, involving unfamiliar equipment, and having the highest level
of acuity and complexity. Determines the need to remove and/or replace malfunctioning
medical devices from service and implements accordingly.
4. Performs repairs and calibrations with the highest degree of complexity or requiring
expert diagnostic and repair skills.
5. Participates in installations and updates of medical devices when required, including
those requiring software revision. Provides technical feedback for device evaluations.
6. Makes periodic rounds of assigned clinical areas to assess operation of medical devices.
Notes trends and develops and implements solutions, validated by the Team Leader, to
address recurring problems.
7. Instructs clinical, research, and technical staff and other support personnel on the
operation, safe use, care and handling, and user maintenance procedures for medical
8. Instructs department and other equipment technical staff on testing, calibration,
preventive maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair of medical equipment and basic
design and theory of the same. Serve as a technical resource to BMETs for difficult
9. Using a computer database, sets example in documentation of work performed in terms
of quality, thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness. Documents and maintains accurate
and current inventory records of all replacement and repair parts.
10. Attends and satisfactorily completes advanced training courses on operating, testing,
maintaining, and repairing medical devices. Disseminates this newly acquired
knowledge to team members, department, and clinical users as appropriate. Leverages
this knowledge to improve our procedures and systems for managing and maintaining
11. May assign, direct, and inspect the tasks of BMETs and coordinate implementation of
12. Using data indicators, intuition, and/or other resources, identifies system, safety and
quality problems, suggests solutions, and provides information that leads to change in
department and on teams.
13. Under supervision of an engineer or department leadership, may assist in and/or conduct
investigations of clinical incidents involving medical equipment.
14. Serves on departmental and hospital committees.
15. Performs on-call function (schedule rotation) providing in-house repairs and assistance as
16. Performs other related duties as required.
AS in Biomedical Equipment Technology or equivalent level of education or experience.
Minimum of five years experience in Biomedical Equipment Technology.
Must have a high level of competence in repair of mechanical, electro-mechanical,
electronic, and/or computer medical technology to sufficiently diagnose and repair
devices and systems.
Sufficient technical points that demonstrate technical proficiency to the level that meets
Senior BMET standards.
Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work
with team members and customers at all levels.
Demonstrates a strong ability to perform advanced testing and troubleshooting of medical
devices involving specialized test equipment and software diagnostic tools.
Possesses a high level of understanding of electrical and mechanical biomedical safety
Shows self-motivation and performs in a highly independent manner with minimal
Ability to use hand and power tools safely and effectively, and ability to occasionally
maneuver and lift heavy equipment.
Ability to endure long periods of walking and standing.
Strong ability to learn advanced equipment maintenance, operating procedures, and repair
procedures from training materials and courses.
Ability to perform and assist leaders during routine, emergency, or other stressful
Ability to use computer-based tools at a moderate to high level, e.g., novel query of a
Strong ability to teach other technical and clinical personnel.
Strong general knowledge of human physiology and biomedical instrumentation
Ability to manage technical projects.
May work in clinical or repair facility with exposure to biological contamination, e.g.,
blood, and hazardous electrical or mechanical energy, e.g., high voltage. Periodic lifting
of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person.
No specific supervision required but may direct and/or facilitate activities of BMETs.
Maintains accurate and current records of equipment activities and inventory and
HOSPITAL WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by
BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and
procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the
attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
Brigham and Women's Hospital I CARE Standards
The I CARE
Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance
A. I will Appear and act as a professional
R. I will Respect all individuals
E. I will Extend myself
Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Website : http://www.brighamandwomens.org
Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. Brigham and Women’s Health Care – the parent corporation for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization – includes 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians. We serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world.BWH is an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in nearly all areas of medicine. In fact, US News and World Report consistently ranks us among the nation’s top ten hospitals and in the top ten for specific specialty areas that in 2015 include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and rheumatology. The BWH name is a reflection of our history. In 1980 three of Boston’s oldest and most prestigious Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals - the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, and the Boston Hospital for Women – merged to form Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a national leader in improving health care quality and safety, we have helped to develop some of the industry’s best practices including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) to prevent medication errors. The CPOE is now a nationally-accepted safety practice. The BWH Research Institute (BRI) is one of the most powerful biomedical research institutes in the world and the second largest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among independent hospitals in the United States. With over $640 million in total research funding and over 1,000 principal investigators, BWH has long had great success in research as measured by the number of important discoveries made, the size and scope of its research portfolio and the volume of publications annually.