The Clinical Engineer assists with all aspects of the medical equipment management program, including but not limited to: work history data analysis, staffing allocations, budget control, equipment acquisition planning, installation and testing, outside vendor management, development of policies and procedures, and provision of clinical engineering services. The Clinical Engineer ensures that all program components support the requirements, guidelines and standards as outlined by The Joint Commission (TJC), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory or inspection agencies. This role performs rounds on clinical (patient care) units to verify proper equipment use and operation and develops and monitors compliance with equipment preventive maintenance schedules.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
- Assist technical staff with the Installation and service of diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment in periods of high demand by using manufacturer service manuals and schematic diagrams. Responsible for ordering repair parts and ensuring adequate levels of spare parts for medical equipment service. Perform scheduled inspections on medical devices and systems as assigned, using specialized test equipment, tools, and simulation devices. Document all actions and test results according to department policy, using computerized maintenance management software applications and other standard office software applications. Perform rounds in assigned areas to access how equipment is being utilized, and to answer any operational questions from equipment users. Keep equipment users informed as to the status of repairs.
- Coordinate and participate in special projects as assigned, such as new equipment acquisition purchase planning, development of bid specifications, analysis of vendor proposals, installation planning, acceptance testing, renovations, equipment upgrades and equipment disposal.
- Develop preventive maintenance schedules and guidelines and trains all technical staff on proper testing and other procedures to be followed when performing scheduled maintenance on devices maintained by Biomedical Technology Services.
- Perform incident investigation and equipment performance analysis as required in response to notification of patient or employee injuries related to patient care equipment use, assisting with the compliance requirements of the Safe Medical Device Act.
- Develop patient care equipment safety and device specific in-service programs for presentation to the clinical staff throughout all locations in the Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH). Perform in-service education to patient care equipment users at all locations in BSWH, including all shifts, on an as-needed basis. Work with clinical staff to develop, and/or review, emergency and safety related plans related to the used and operation of critical patient care equipment.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
- EDUCATION - Bachelors or equivalent experience required
- EXPERIENCE - 5 Years of experience required
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Clinical Engineer Dallas
Dallas, Texas US
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