Biomedical Equipment Technologist / 40 Hour / Days / Biomedical Engineering
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

General Summary:

Maintains and assists in management of medical equipment by installing, calibrating, repairing and inspecting medical equipment and solving the most complex technical problems in the field. Responsibilities include to perform duties related to system support and maintenance; provides technical support service, repairs and preventive maintenance as necessary to maintain the safe operation of BWH's biomed integrated Systems, and advanced patient care technologies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Following departmental Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP) procedures, inspects newly acquired medical devices and systems for safety and function and attaches and assigns appropriate control numbers and labels to clinical devices. Acquires the necessary information for accurate database inventory entry.
  • Conducts complete performance assurance and electrical safety testing. Performs preventive/scheduled maintenance on medical devices as required. Assists in the development of testing protocols.
  • Responds to medical equipment problems in clinical or research areas; evaluates, troubleshoots and corrects problems up to and including those requiring novel solutions and expert diagnostic skills, involving unfamiliar equipment, and having the highest level of acuity and complexity. Determines the need to remove and/or replace malfunctioning medical devices from service and implements accordingly.
  • Performs repairs and calibrations with the highest degree of complexity or requiring expert diagnostic and repair skills.
  • Participates in installations and updates of medical devices when required, including those requiring software revision. Provides technical feedback for device evaluations.
  • Perform preventive maintenance to integrated systems, including safety for end user use
  • Manage workload priorities with or without supervision
  • Support, troubleshoot and perform maintenance on advanced patient care technologies, such as the telemetry EA system, CICs, network switches, anesthesia machines, dialysis machines and/or water system
  • Perform repair, support and scheduled maintenance on advanced patient care technologies
  • Attends and satisfactorily completes advanced training courses on operating, testing, maintaining, and repairing medical devices. Disseminates this newly acquired knowledge to team members, department, and clinical users as appropriate. Leverages this knowledge to improve our procedures and systems for managing and maintaining medical equipment.
  • May assign, direct, and inspect the tasks of BMETs and coordinate implementation of projects.
  • Using data indicators, intuition, and/or other resources, identifies system, safety and quality problems, suggests solutions, and provides information that leads to change in department and on teams.
  • Under supervision of an engineer or department leadership, may assist in and/or conduct investigations of clinical incidents involving medical equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • Someexperience in supporting for Biomedical and Computer Systems
  • Musthave a high level of competence in repair of mechanical, electro-mechanical,electronic, and/or computer medical technology to sufficiently diagnose andrepair devices and systems.
  • Abilityto participate in the regular rotation of on-call responsibilities forbiomedical engineering or integrated supported systems.
  • Someknowledge and understanding of preventive maintenance process, accreditationstandards, technology assessments, etc.
  • Someknowledge of operating procedures for clinical and ancillary hospital servicesand how departments interrelate
  • Someknowledge of or exposure to electronics and troubleshooting skills
  • Willingnessand aptitude to learn, analyze, isolate and correct malfunctions in biomedicalsystems


May work in clinical or repair facility with exposure tobiological contamination, e.g., blood, and hazardous electrical or mechanicalenergy, e.g., high voltage. Periodiclifting of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person


Preferred: CBET certification / technical Bachelor'sDegree or equivalent experience


Required: Typically requires upto 2 years of related experience


Maintains accurate and current records of equipmentactivities and inventory and replacement parts


Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethicalpractice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partner:follow safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWHand Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWHand/or Partners; as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance tothe attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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