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The Health Sciences Academic Services and Facilities’ (HSAS&F), Scientific Instruments (SI) unit has 2 opportunities for a Biomedical Electronics Technician 1.
SI provides services that support patient care, laboratory and research equipment for University, state, federal and other publicly funded agencies. Services include technology management, regulatory compliance, preventive maintenance, routine or emergency repairs, and design and prototype development. SI is a self-sustaining unit. Major customers include UW Medical Center, Laboratory Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Physicians Neighborhood Clinics, Harborview Medical Center and NW Hospital.
The BMET 1 will perform entry-level Biomedical Electronics work such as troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, testing and calibrating a variety of analog, digital and electromechanical instruments used in healthcare, clinical laboratories and medical research.
General duties and responsibilities include:
Under direct supervision, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, install, test and calibrate basic clinical, laboratory and medical research equipment.
Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair electronic, electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic device malfunctions to the system, device, assembly or component level as needed to best meet the clinical and financial needs of the customer.
Repair or replace defective patient cables, probes or other accessories.
Perform preventive maintenance by cleaning, lubricating, adjusting, calibrating, verifying performance and electrical safety testing.
Document equipment inspections, repairs and failures in database.
Confer with faculty, staff, healthcare providers, laboratory staff, students, vendors and management to resolve equipment problems.
Provide technical assistance and instruction on equipment operation and maintenance to clinical and laboratory personnel.
Schedule and oversee third-party repairs as necessary.
Assist Senior BMETs in performance of their duties.
May perform repairs on life support equipment under emergent conditions.
Drive state vehicles to service equipment at off-campus locations.
Fabricate custom devices, cables and accessories.
Evaluate, make recommendations and approve devices for use on human subjects.
Evaluate medical equipment involved in unusual incidents.
Other related duties as assigned.
Cultivate positive working relationships with coworkers, management, customers, manufacturers, vendors and the general public
Actively support the mission of Scientific Instruments and the University
Set an example of professional appearance and demeanor
Maintain accurate and timely documentation as required
Maintain a clean, uncluttered and safe work environment
Meet personal productivity and billing goals
Continuously develop technical knowledge and skills by active participation in professional associations and by taking relevant training courses.
Review and close work orders in a timely manner to insure compliance with customers PM requirements and insure prompt payment for services
Actively participate in departmental quality and process improvement activities
Demonstrate the following communication skills:
Proficiently read, write, understand and communicate in English commensurate with duties and responsibilities of this position
Follow written and verbal instructions and procedures
Present a polite, professional image of the department to both internal and external customers
Demonstrate basic computer literacy including ability to use:
Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
Voicemail & email
Internet Browsers & search engines
One or more Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) such as TMA, Maximo or TMS
Demonstrate familiarity with terminology and concepts related to servicing medical and laboratory equipment and be able to effectively communicate these concepts to coworkers and customers.
Working Conditions: Generally good working conditions. Possible hazards include exposure to electrical shock, ionizing radiation, chemicals and chemical fumes, high-pressure gasses, infectious diseases, and other hazards encountered in clinical and laboratory settings. Protective clothing and equipment may be required in certain environments such as sterile operating rooms, animal care areas and Biosafety Level 3 laboratories.
Conditions of Employment:
Work Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Must meet requirements to drive a University vehicle including possessing and maintaining a valid driver’s license
Must pass an initial security background check
May need to pass additional security screenings when required by customers
Reports to a BMET Supervisor
Receives daily work assignments and training from Senior BMETs.
May direct the work of others under limited circumstances.
Associates Degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology or related field OR
Equivalent education or experience OR
Certification (or Candidacy) by the International Certification Commission (AAMI/ICC) as a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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