The Clinical Engineer assists with all aspects of the medical equipment management program, including but not limited to: work history data analysis; staffing allocations; budget control; equipment acquisition planning; installation and testing; outside vendor management; development of policies and procedures; and provision of clinical engineering services. Ensures that all program components support the requirements, guidelines and standards as outlined by The Joint Commission (TJC), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory or inspection agencies. Performs rounds on clinical (patient care) units to verify proper equipment use and operation. Develops and monitors compliance with equipment preventive maintenance schedules.
Assists technical staff with the Installation and service of diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment in periods of high demand by using manufacturer service manuals and schematic diagrams. Responsible for ordering repair parts and ensuring adequate levels of spare parts for medical equipment service. Performs scheduled inspections on medical devices and systems as assigned, using specialized test equipment, tools, and simulation devices. Documents all actions and test results according to department policy, using computerized maintenance management software applications and other standard office software applications. Performs rounds in assigned areas to access how equipment is being utilized, and to answer any operational questions from equipment users. Keeps equipment users informed as to the status of repairs.
Coordinates and participates in special projects as assigned, such as new equipment acquisition purchase planning; development of bid specifications; analysis of vendor proposals; installation planning; acceptance testing; renovations; equipment upgrades; and equipment disposal.
Develops preventive maintenance schedules and guidelines and trains all Technical Staff on proper testing and other procedures to be followed when performing scheduled maintenance on devices maintained by Biomedical Technology Services.
Performs incident investigation and equipment performance analysis as required in response to notification of patient or employee injuries related to patient care equipment use, assisting with the compliance requirements of the Safe Medical Device Act.
Develops patient care equipment safety and device specific in-service programs for presentation to the Clinical Staff throughout all locations in the Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH). Performs in-service education to patient care equipment users at all locations in BSWH, including all shifts, on an as-needed basis.
Works with clinical staff to develop, and/or review, emergency and safety related plans related to the used and operation of critical patient care equipment.
Reviews patient care equipment safety alerts and recall notices and takes appropriate actions to ensure the affected equipment is tested and/or removed from service, where appropriate.
Develops evaluation criteria to be used in comparing patient care equipment and devices under consideration for purchase.
Participates in and/or assists with the development of departmental and hospital-based continuous quality improvement initiatives. Maximizes patient safety by supporting the proper use, application and operational performance of patient care equipment.
Attends routine and special meetings, such as Environment of Care, construction status, equipment pre-purchase evaluation and implementation.
Location/Facility - Baylor Scott & White Corporate Office - Dallas, Texas
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Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!
H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
8-10 years experience required
Bachelors Degree - Biomedical Engineering
8-10 years experience
Internal Number: 18011435
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!