The Instrument Sharpening Technician II is responsible for installations, repairs, regular maintenance and calibration of most classes of surgical instruments at the component level under the direction of the Clinical Engineering Manager. The Manager may offer guidance to Instrument Sharpening Tech I staff, and offer in-service and individual training for equipment users on subjects such as electrical safety, proper operation and care of the surgical instruments. The Manager will monitor the work of outside instrument sharpening vendors to ensure quality standards are met.
The Sharpening Technician can expect to perform the following:
Perform installations, regular maintenance, repairs, and calibrations on assigned surgical instruments to ensure proper operation and function.
Perform all assignments in a competent and timely manner according to current policies and procedures.
Monitor service provided by outside instrument sharpening vendors, and thus responsible for quality control of service provided.
Establish equipment baselines, performs inspections and evaluations, interprets test results and makes recommendations to solve performance deficiencies.
Install, repair and calibrate most classes of surgical instruments at a component level.
Perform planned maintenance and electrical safety inspections as assigned.
Use diagnostic service software appropriate to the equipment being serviced.
Assist in the evaluation of new equipment, accessories and supplies.
Inspect incoming equipment for compliance with codes, standards, and manufacturerâs instructions.
Establish and maintain files of supporting literature for each piece of surgical instrumentation, such as the manufacturersâ technical literature, reference standards, specifications and other documents necessary to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory agencies including TJC.
Maintain technical skills and required certifications to perform job duties.
May recommend new equipment or equipment upgrades and review possible new capital expenditures
Assists with the administrative record keeping responsibilities of the department, such as work orders, maintenance history records, PM and safety inspections, repairs, reports, and repair parts inventory; as well as any necessary reports to ensure accurate recording of activities for code and regulatory purposes.
The ideal candidate will maintain a safe driving record, possess strong technical, mechanical, analytical and problem solving skills, physically able to reach, lift, climb, crawl or otherwise see and work in tight and/or dim places, solid knowledge of computerized systems: recordkeeping, PM, work order systems,
timekeeping, etc. The candidate will have the ability to communicate appropriately verbally and in writing using the English language and work and accomplish tasks in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
Location/Facility â Baylor University Medical Center - Downtown, Dallas, Texas
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Specialty/Department/Practice â Support Services
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nationâs exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, itâs accepting a calling!
Education - Associates Degree in biomedical equipment technology or electronics or equivalent training experience required
Experience - 4+ yearsâ experience in Instrument Sharpening industry
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!