The Biomedical Engineering Technologist is responsible for the safe repair, performance assurance, preventive maintenance, incoming inspection and broad-based clinical technical support of medical equipment, instrumentation and systems for assigned equipment types. The Biomedical Engineering Technologist works directly with a wide variety of health care professionals (e.g. physicians, nurses, surgeons and support staff) and medical equipment vendors.
Ensures the safe maintenance and repair of medical equipment and systems.
- Tests, calibrates, troubleshoots, repairs and upgrades medical equipment and systems (e.g., Patient monitoring equipment, infant incubators, ventilators, Obstetrics Information Management System) to ensure it is operating safely, effectively and efficiently.
- Carries out preventative maintenance routines, inspections and evaluations using a variety of test equipment and tools such as safety analyzers, conductivity meters, oscilloscopes, multimeters and defibrillator testers to ensure medical equipment is in proper working order
- Support of networked medical devices and associated network system infrastructure.
- Performs incoming inspection of new equipment, such as receiving, documenting, assembling, installing, conducting performance and safety testing, obtaining necessary legal approvals, coordinating the connection of the systems to the hospital network, and other specific activities dictated by the equipment or system(s) to prepare it for clinical use
- Determines tool, instrumentation and spare part requirements for equipment maintenance and assists clinical areas in ordering accessories and supplies by identifying suitable sources
- Maintains work documentation and equipment inventory information
- Participates in the selection and evaluation of medical equipment
- Provides in-service training and consultation to promote the proper use and care of equipment
- Performs risk management activities (e.g., incident investigations, managing safety alerts/recalls, proactively identifying safety-relates issues)
- Performs cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested
- Works in compliance of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, reporting hazards, deficiencies and contravention’s of the Act, in a timely manner
- At a minimum, completion of a 3 year community college program in Biomedical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology (or recognized equivalent) is required
- At a minimum, 1 year of practical and related experience is required
- Membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) or other equivalent provincial technology association is an asset
- Certification as a Biomedical Engineering Technologist through the ACI is an asset
- Membership in provincial or national clinical/biomedical engineering society (e.g. Clinical Engineering Society of Ontario (CESO), Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)) is an asset