Under supervision of the Manager and other senior technicians, inspect, repair, maintain, and calibrate all types of basic clinical equipment, devices, system, and instruments. Interact on a routine basis with other clinical health providers in the identification of technology-based problems and solution development. A Sr. BMET possesses the ability to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain a broad range of clinical inventory devices. Participates in and conducts on-the-job training programs regarding technical, administrative, and customer service requirements. The Sr. BMET will work toward status of a Sr. BMET Specialist by attaining significant proficiency on sophisticated clinical devices and systems such as Anesthesia and dialysis equipment, ability to train and mentor junior technicians, and develop supervisory and administrative skills leading toward leadership positions.
Communicates timely and accurately with customers on work completed, equip. status (waiting for parts, loaner coming in, etc) and potential alternatives for emergencies.
Completes repairs within 24 hours (when parts are available) or 5 days (if parts are ordered).
Follows through on projects to meet set deadlines.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Maintains good personal relationships with fellow workers, nursing, professional, clinical, and medical staff, and general public.
Communicates updates and status of issues with Manager.
Practice courtesy and professionalism in all phone and interpersonal conversations
Responds to emergency equipment failures as requested by hospital departments
Routinely provides after-hours on-call duty.
Identifies and documents parts/supplies necessary to maintain equipment
Expedites shipment of equipment & parts to/from hospital for repair/replacement to ensure equipment downtime is kept to a reasonable minimum.
Proficiently performs troubleshooting & repair on a broad range of equipment
Competently performs scheduled maintenance (Safety, Performance, etc.) prior to installation and in accordance to established schedules & appropriate protocols
Performs incoming inspections, attach and assign control numbers and labels, and acquires the necessary information for accurate database inventory entries.
Coordinates/monitors work performed by outside contractors & tracks progress
Provides technical assistance and instruction to hospital staff on equipment operations and maintenance.
Performs/contributes to special projects as assigned in a timely manner & keeps all parties informed as to progress
Identifies and participates with training of staff when operator errors are noted.
Use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required
Immediately reports any unsafe condition and repairs if possible.
Uses proper infection control precautions when necessary
Knows how to and when to use I Care .
Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of SMDA.
Maintains test equipment and keeps work areas clean
Conducts safety practices and universal precautions in all work and assigned tasks
Maintains professional appearance and demeanor commensurate with company and hospital standards, policies, and
Consistently meets all departmental and organizational performance indicator standards.
Performs all tasks in strict adherence to the departmental Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP).
Maintains accurate and thorough documentation and record keeping in a timely manner.
Opens and closes work orders accurately and within required time.
Consistently reports to work and all scheduled appointments on time.
Follows through with assignments to completion
Takes ownership for assignments
Recognizes work that needs to be done, works with Manager to reach resolution
Demonstrates an ability to prioritize work load.
As assigned, provides front-line mentoring and training to junior technicians.
Participates in development of and conducts OJT sessions as assigned.
Uses supplies and equipment cost effectively.
Efficiently using available resources (tools, computer,etc).
Assists in researching resources for parts and services and initiate ordering parts and supplies
Schedules and oversees third party activities as necessary
Works in a manner to achieve all budgetary objectives
Demonstrates initiative and concern for planning, time utilization, and cost containment.
Maintains technical skills through in-services, self-study, and ongoing training (minimum of 80 hours).
Documents all educational opportunities and provides certificates as required.
Education: Minimum Education
2 year Associates Degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent experience
2 year Associates Degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology
Experience: Minimum Experience
Minimum of 4 years of experience within a healthcare setting with direct responsibility for the maintenance and repair of clinical devices
Completion of manufacture, trade, or other formal training on the maintenance and repair of clinical
modalities related to the clinical inventory of the Fairview facility.
Military experience within specialty associated with biomedical equipment repair.
Working knowledge of standard computer applications (i.e., Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
First hand familiarity with regulatory and compliance requirements and processes
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.