Sep 22, 2020

Clinical Engineer

  • Children's National Medical Center
  • District of Columbia, USA

Job Description

Clinical Engineer - (200001E8)

Description

The Clinical Engineer will participate in various levels of medical equipment selection, installation, setup, and disposition of medical equipment. H/She
will participate and coordinate necessary equipment issues during construction projects to assure that the necessary equipment is included in the project, specified to architect, purchased, installed, and setup appropriately. Will demonstrate project leadership abilities (independently) to manage the process through a timeline, communicate status, and follow through on commitments. Independently create and design the medical equipment solution with the clinical provider and carry it through to implementation. H/She will provide consultation and training to clinical staff in the area of medical equipment application, usage and areas in which alternative applications are possible to improve care. Provide clinical application training on a variety of devices to train physicians and nurses in the appropriate use of equipment. This will include training in critical care areas, acute care areas, and operating room settings. Will plan safety solutions for medical equipment to reduce the risk of operator errors or future application errors. At times - Will provide advanced technical expertise to the biomedical engineering department in the area of equipment operation, repair, design, and application for complicated systems such as physiologic monitoring network, nurse call or EEG system. H/She will manage the vendor maintenance and preventative maintenance for devices that cannot be serviced by the inhouse biomedical equipment technicians. H/She will manage the safety program including recall / alert management & follow up, incident review and follow up, and IT security/cybersecurity reviews and assessments.

Qualifications

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree OR

Vocational Education -Two year vocational/technical degree is equivalent with necessary work experience to demonstrate proficiency in the areas described is Required OR

Bachelor's Degree- Engineering (biomedical, electronics, electrical or mechanical OR

Master's Degree- Engineering (biomedical, electronics, electrical or mechanical)


Minimum Work Experience


7+ years experience troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing medical equipment and managing the medical equipment safety via managing work order, preventative maintenance records. In addition - experience with managing installations of equipment to include training end users, coordinating necessary supplies/disposables, assuring necessary construction and IT requirements met, and communicating a project timetable to impacted users throughout the project. OR


1 year experience-Prior experience as a practicing clinical engineer (managing medical equipment maintenance, safety, lifecycle, IT security, and installations). OR


0 year experience - for a BS (bachelors of Science) or MS (Masters of Science) in biomedical or electrical engineering with design experience in the area of healthcare as well as a high familiarity with the human physiology. This can be through past experience or training during bachelors or graduate engineering school. AND


1 year experience - 1 year experience repairing medical devices as a biomedical equipment technician in a healthcare environment. A.A.


Functional Accountabilities

Project Management
1. Participate and coordinate necessary equipment issues during construction projects to assure that the necessary equipment is included in the project, it is specified to architect, purchased, installed, and setup appropriately .
2. Participate in various levels of medical equipment selection, installation, setup, and disposition of the medical equipment.
3. Communicate and follow up on responsibilities as assigned during the construction phases.
4. Stay current in construction codes and standards related to medical equipment.
5. Stay current in the area of medical equipment technology to provide consultative services to departments.
6. Manage the medical equipment maintenance (repair and preventative maintenance) for devices with the manufacturer or a qualified vendor when there are not internal resources within department to repair with their own hands.

Design
1. Design medical equipment solutions; may be integrations of different devices; modifications to current devices, new devices, or modifications to accessories on current devices.
2. Work within safety and risk parameters to assure design will ensure patient safety.
3. Communicate the status of requests, progress, and timelines to all parties involved.
4. Independently create and design the solution with the clinical provider and carry it through to implementation.

Training
1. As new technology avails itself, coordinate necessary training with clinicians to assure best utilization of equipment is in place.
2. Provide consultation and training to clinical staff in the area of medical equipment application, usage and areas in which alternative applications are possible to improve care.
3. Provide advanced technical expertise to biomedical engineering department in the area of equipment operation, repair, design, and application

Maintain Safe Work Area
1. Maintain work area in a safe, clean and orderly manner.
2. Communicate effectively to other biomedical engineering personnel in regard to hazards associated with biomedical equipment testing in the shop.
3. Act as a member of the internal engineering emergency response team.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
7. Manage the Safety program for equipment in your area of responsibility including recall and hazard management; incident review and follow up; cybersecurity and IT security assessments and follow up and daily assessments of potential risks associated with the devices in your functional area.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010

Job

: Allied Health

Organization

: OperationsRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: DayWork Schedule: MF 8a-4;30p

Job Posting

: Aug 7, 2020, 10:09:01 AM