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Biomedical Specialist

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Completes all Preventive Maintenance and Safety checks as scheduled by the automated maintenance management system. Completes all reports, work orders, repairs and other departmental duties. This technician is a specialist in any of the following areas: Radiology, Laboratory, Dialysis, or Anesthesia.
CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their job.
* Demonstrates courtesy and caring to each other, patients and their families, physicians, and the community.
* Takes initiative in living our Everyday Excellence values and vital signs.
* Takes initiative in identifying customer needs before the customer asks.
* Participates in teamwork willingly and with enthusiasm.
* Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy needs of customers through personal action and attention to the environment of care.
* Keeps customers informed, answers customer questions and anticipates information needs of customers.
CRITERIA B: Corporate Compliance - Employee demonstrates commitment to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Guidelines, and the GHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.
* Practices diligence in fulfilling the regulatory and legal requirements of the position and department.
* Maintains accurate and reliable patient/organizational records.
* Maintains professional relationships with appropriate officials; communicates honesty and completely; behaves in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts.
CRITERIA C: Personal Achievement - Employee demonstrates initiative in achieving work goals and meeting personal objectives.
* Uses accepted procedures and practices to complete assignments. Uses creative and proactive solutions to achieve objectives even when workload and demands are high.
* Adheres to high moral principles of honesty, loyalty, sincerity, and fairness.
* Upholds the ethical standards of the organization.

CRITERIA D: Performance Improvement - Employee actively participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.
* Optimizes talents, skills, and abilities in achieving excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
* Initiates or redesigns to continuously improve work processes.
* Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve approaches to work processes.
* Willingly participates in organization and/or department quality initiatives.

CRITERIA E: Cost Management - Employee demonstrates effective cost management practices.
* Effectively manages time and resources
* Makes conscious effort to effectively utilize the resources of the organization - material, human, and financial.
* Consistently looks for and uses resource saving processes.
CRITERIA F: Patient & Employee Safety - Employee actively participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee safety practices.
* Employee effectively communicates, demonstrates, coordinates and emphasizes patient and employee safety.
* Employee proactively reports errors, potential errors, injuries or potential injuries.
* Employee demonstrates departmental specific patient and employee safety standards at all times.
* Employee demonstrates the use of proper safety techniques, equipment and devices and follows safety policies, procedures and plans.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:

1. Maintains all job related equipment.

* Successfully and effectively uses test equipment and service manuals to inspect, troubleshoot, and repair equipment.
* Interacts with equipment manufacturers and other repair organizations on repair work and new installation.
* Orders parts and maintains a stock of repair parts sufficient to make most repairs with a minimum of downtime.
* Performs Preventive Maintenance (PM) according to the manufacturer's recommended practices, with modifications where necessary, to meet the hospital's specific needs.
* Provides reports, statistics and records as needed by respective department directors.
* Investigates and resolves issues if/when an unsafe condition occur with medical equipment and uses discretion to suspend the use of medical equipment due to hazardous situations.
* Follows safe work practices related to electrical function, infection control, and practical application of patient care equipment.
* Performs electrical safety testing on equipment and corrects any problems found.
* Maintains records of equipment PMs, repairs, operator errors, installations and other related activities.

2. Repairs and calibrates more complex and specialized patient care equipment.
* This technician is a specialist in various areas that may include but not limited to: Radiology, Laboratory, Dialysis, or Anesthesia and other life supporting equipment.
3. Performs all other duties as assigned.

5 years minimum experience maintaining specialized equipment. Average experience is 14 or more years. Works independently and without supervision.

Associate degree in electronic engineering technology or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.

Required to provide training certificate(s) of specialized equipment directly from the manufacturer training center. AAMI Certification preferred

Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Patient demographics, patient related complaints, and information related to patient location.

Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, and monitoring clinical alarms.

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , Biomedical Specialist, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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