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 1. The Biomedical Electronics Technician 1 performs entry-level biomedical electronics work troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, testing and calibrating a variety of analog and/or digital biomedical electronic instruments, apparatus, and equipment used in a health care facility.
Under relatively close supervision, repair, calibrate, and maintain all types of basic clinical equipment technologies, devices, instruments, and systems. Inspect, install, and provide preventive maintenance of general clinical equipment.
•Repair, install, maintain, calibrate, and inspect a diverse range of therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical instrumentation and 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. •Schedule and oversee third-party repair as necessary. •Provide technical assistance and instruction on equipment operation and maintenance to personnel. •Perform related duties as assigned.
Individual will work under close supervision of BMET II/Senior BMET or the Supervisor of Clinical Engineering.
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. May coordinate and deliver technical in-service education sessions to users as assigned. Will maintain a clean and safe work place.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities •Knowledge of electronic theory, technology, and test equipment. •Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology as applied to use of biomedical equipment. •Knowledge of color code conventions used in component and wiring marking. •Knowledge of department policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general applications such as e-mail, database management, spreadsheet, and work processing software. •Ability to analyze, repair, and test electronic and electromechanical equipment. •Ability to perform preventive maintenance inspections. •Ability to run diagnostic programs. •Ability to comprehend instructions and effectively communicate. •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.
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.
An Associate's Degree in Biomedical Technology or equivalent education/experience or Certification by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) as a candidate.
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.
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.