Company: Yale-New Haven Health
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 9, 2021
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand
and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our
Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect,
accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
As a member of the Clinical Engineering Department the incumbent
will perform a wide variety of planning, integration and
maintenance work on medical equipment with the guiding principles
of the YNHHS organization and business plans from the Clinical
Engineering leadership. Perform preventative maintenance and
trouble shoot problems with highly sophisticated mechanical,
electrical, hydraulic and computer based technology. The incumbent
will provide direction and training to colleagues, vendors and
other personnel of the Yale New Haven Health System. They are
responsible for the development and delivery of clinical education
sessions to educate staff, students and others on the operation,
hazards and healthcare necessity of the equipment. Clinical
Engineering Specialist III, provides expertise and guidance in the
installation of 510k devices and required provisions such as power,
IT network, and mounting. In order to be effective in the position
the employee will be able to express ideas clearly and in a
professional manner both orally and in writing. The interpersonal
skills necessary for the position include effective communication
to a wide variety of internal and external customers which foster a
positive impression of YNHHS. The position does require on-call
duties which will require occasional weekend and off hours work.
There are travel requirements for the position which include
support of YNHHS entities for Clinical Engineering purposes as well
as training assignments in a broader geography. Senior technical
members of the Clinical Engineering team are expected to have
extensive knowledge of clinical systems architecture used for
medical device interoperability including clinical applications and
specialized areas such as Radiology, Anesthesiology and Laboratory.
The incumbent will foster cooperative interaction with co-workers
and other hospital employees to achieve patient care goals.
Responsibility for the position extends to analysis and the
development of processes to improve the current state of YNHHS
biomedical technology for the purposes of standardization, risk,
inventory, and product lifecycle management.
- Performs inspection, testing and preventative maintenance
according to the Joint Commission, OSHA, other accrediting bodies
and departmental standards of all equipment assigned to insure that
it functions in a safe and proper manner. For a normal working year
the technician will have quantifiable goals to achieve in total
number of scheduled maintenance work orders to be completed per
- Works from drawings, technical manuals, and other
specifications to troubleshoot and repair medical and related
equipment. The work will be measured for efficiency through
turnaround time. In the realm of scheduled maintenance all work
orders are to be completed within 60 days of assignment.
- Troubleshoots equipment in a logical sequence which results in
the proper identification and correction of malfunctions in a
timely manner. Reactive maintenance requires the technician to
communicate with all relevant resources for timely repair of
equipment, work orders should take no longer than 5 business days
to complete and return equipment to service.
- Serves as a subject matter expert on a few medical technologies
for the Clinical Engineering, front line patient care areas and
contracting departments. To ensure timeliness of response to
customers there will be measurement and scoring of the response
timing to service requests assigned to the technician.
- Responsible for keeping an accurate inventory of equipment and
associated modules/probes, parts, test equipment and tools needed
for proper maintenance for the fleet of equipment. As equipment is
received into the hospital the incoming inspection of the equipment
and documentation needs to be completed/in-processed to the
inventory system within 48 hours.
- Works with administrators, associated IT personnel, vendors and
others to ensure proper flow of information through the electronic
- Acts as a preceptor to less experienced personnel in the
department, providing on the job training as well as transfer of
special which relate to higher level technologies.
- Responsible for keeping abreast of technologies of current and
future medical therapies which may be used in an academic-teaching
- Personal goals and team building success factors will also be
part of the performance assessment of the position by the
discretion of management.
Certification and/or proven record of training in the
maintenance of technologically advanced medical equipment required.
An associate's degree in a technical field through mechanical,
electrical, biomedical or other proven comparable education level
required. Bachelor's level degree in electrical, mechanical, or
biomedical technical training is preferable.
Thorough knowledge of technologically advanced medical equipment
with a minimum of eight (8) years experience, an associate's degree
in related field, and proof of cost savings through personal
maintenance efforts. OR Thorough knowledge of technologically
advanced medical equipment with a minimum of five (5) years
experience, bachelor's degree in related field, and proof of cost
savings through personal maintenance efforts.
Demonstrated capability and success in customer communication.
Must be proficient use electronic schematics, blueprints,
troubleshooting manuals, and direction provided via phone. Must be
available to have flexibility in scheduling based on the needs of
the hospital to minimize impact on patient care activities.
Knowledge and daily use of safety policies, procedures, personal
protective equipment, safety data sheets, and universal
precautions. Ability to effectively lead the work of others.
Ability to prioritize and handle high pressure situations.
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