As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.HMC Clinical Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Biomedical Electronics Technician 2. The Biomedical Electronics Technician 2 performs journey-level biomedical electronics work troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, constructing and testing analog and/or digital electronic equipment or apparatus used in the patient care, life support, and clinical laboratory areas of a health care facility. Work from schematic diagrams, blueprints, service documentation, federal, state and local electrical and fire safety codes, and from verbal instructions. Job Responsibilities:*Repair, install, maintain, calibrate, and inspect medical equipment and instrumentation, including life-support equipment.*Perform preventive maintenance and electrical safety testing of clinical equipment, devices, and systems.*Diagnose and correct system and equipment malfunctions.*Maintain documentation on new equipment, inspections, and equipment repairs and failures. *Assist with and evaluate third-party repairs.*Provide technical assistance and instruction to personnel regarding equipment operation and maintenance.*Review outcome of preventive maintenance actions and make recommendations to department staff concerning improvements.*Provide mentoring to other biomedical electronics technicians.*May assist senior biomedical electronics technicians or supervisor with in-service educational programs on use of equipment.Supervision Received:Individual will work under supervision of the Supervisor of Clinical Engineering.Working Relationships:Individual will maintain good personal relationships with fellow workers, nursing and medical staff, vendors, manufacturers, and the general public. Will be expected to participate in meetings, seminars, training, workshops, and conferences as required. Will maintain a clean and safe work place.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:*Knowledge of technical aspects of electronic equipment and its operation, repair, and maintenance.*Knowledge of the application and repair of computers and servers and how they interface with medical equipment.*Knowledge of current regulatory requirements.*Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology as applied to use of biomedical equipment.*Knowledge of color code conventions used in component and wiring marking.*Ability to analyze, repair, and test electronic and electromechanical equipment.*Ability to perform preventive maintenance inspections.*Ability to run diagnostic programs.*Ability to interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, and illustrated parts drawings of biomedical instrumentation.*Ability to maintain accurate records of repairs, calibration, and tests.*Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment; to push/pull equipment carts; and to kneel, stand, bend, and reach during equipment repair.*Skill in testing electronic equipment.*Skill in manual dexterity, hand-to-eye coordination, and color vision.Working Conditions:Generally good working conditions. Possible hazards include exposure to electrical shock, ionizing radiation, chemicals and chemical fumes, high-pressure air, infectious disease, and various other hazards associated with biomedical engineering work. Protective clothing and safe work practices are required.As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.Minimum Qualifications:Two years of experience as a Biomedical Electronics Technician 1 OR Four years of experience as a biomedical electronics technician OR Equivalent education/experience OR Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) as a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.