Biomedical Engineering Technologist

Posted 23 days ago
$36.35 - $45.38
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary Interior Health is looking for a Biomedical Engineering Technologist to join our team on a full time permanent basis at our Trail location.

What we offer: -Employee & Family Assistance Program -Employer paid training/education opportunities -Employer paid vacation -Medical Services Plan -Employer paid insurance premiums -Extended health & dental coverage -Municipal Pension Plan -Work-life balance

About the job: In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Biomedical Engineering Technologist travels throughout Interior Health to provide a variety of technical functions related to the Biomedical Engineering Program. These functions include evaluating new equipment, ensuring the safety of medical equipment, repairing equipment, performing scheduled inspections and tests, maintaining related records and providing clinical staff with educational support and technical information.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: • Repairs and calibrates biomedical equipment within the workshop or within the patient care area in the presence of clinical staff and patients. After hours and/or on call service is provided as required.

• Performs scheduled safety and performance inspections, tests and preventive maintenance on biomedical equipment in Interior Health.

• Performs incoming inspections of biomedical equipment to ensure that appropriate standards and department policies are maintained.

• Maintains reports and records on labour, travel and parts used in service and support activities in accordance with department policies.

• Travels to hospitals in Interior Health for the purpose of delivering biomedical equipment repair and preventative maintenance as directed.

• Maintains supply levels and orders service parts for repair or inventory by completing purchase and inventory requisitions, identifying appropriate vendors, and second sourcing parts according to Purchasing procedures and guidelines.

• Provides technical information at the point of care to clinical, paramedical and technical staff regarding safety, operation, maintenance, procurement, installation and disposal of biomedical equipment.

• Performs technical, performance and safety evaluations on new biomedical equipment being considered for purchase. • Participates in biomedical equipment replacement planning by providing information on equipment that is obsolete or has a high rate of failure.

• Carries out corrective actions as required by Device Hazard Alerts and Recalls. Identifies hazards involving medical equipment in clinical areas to ensure the safety of patients and staff. Notifies the Clinical Manager and Biomedical Engineering Leadership staff as required.

• Carries out equipment performance and safety testing on equipment involved in incident investigations.

• Attends designated service training course and participates in other educational opportunities to maintain a high level of competence in new products and areas of expansion for the required services in Interior Health as requested by the Employer.

• Works with and monitors manufacturers' service personnel during installation and warranty work to ensure compliance with facility policies and provincial codes.

• Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from a recognized program in Biomedical Equipment Technology Program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required. Must be eligible for membership in Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's License required.

Skills and Abilities: Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups. Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions. Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict. Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach. Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines. Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others. Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care. Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Additional Info

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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