UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Biomedical Equipment Technician 2

    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2018 4:42 PM)
    Full Time
    8437 Clinical Engineering
    1st, Days
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Performs moderately complex administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and documentation, includes but is not limited to:

    Inspects and installs medical and related technical equipment in medical and research facilities.

    Services various equipment and apparatus such as patient monitors, electrocardiographs, blood gas analyzers, x-ray units, defibrillators, electrosurgical units, anesthesia apparatus, pacemakers, blood pressure transducers, spirometers, sterilizers, diathermy equipment and other related technical equipment.

    Repairs, calibrates, and maintains medical equipment and properly maintains required documentation.

    Develops options presented by maintenance or repair situations and determines the best course of action from those options.

    Effectively communicates with customers keeping them fully informed of the status of repairs.

    Safety tests medical equipment to ensure patient and staff safety from electrical or mechanical hazards.

    Consults with medical or research staff to ascertain that the equipment functions properly and safely.

    Demonstrates and explains correct operation of equipment to medical personnel.

    Works from schematic diagrams, blueprints, service documentation, federal, state and local codes or standards, and from verbal instructions.

    Is knowledgeable of and observes proper patient isolation and protection procedures.

    Is knowledgeable of and observes proper personal protection practices.


    Driving, includes but is not limited to:

    May be required to drive an automobile (or other vehicle) as a function of job.  If so required, completes all NWH driver clearance procedures and paperwork.  Drives carefully and in accordance with the law and NWH driving standards.  Promptly reports any accidents, tickets, citations, moving violations, vehicle damage, or suspension/revocation of license.  Maintains a valid Washington Drivers License and a clean driving record.





    Education Background

    • Associate's degree or certificate in Biomedical Technology from a two-year college or technical school.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • ICC Certification for Biomedical Equipment Technicians is encouraged and desirable but not required.
    • If driving is included as a function of the job, maintains a valid Washington Driver’s License and clean record.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Must be able to effectively communicate with customers, co-workers, and supervisor.
    • Must have a strong grasp of basic medical terminology.
    • Underlying principles of physics, chemistry, hydraulics, light, and sound
    • A strong grasp of electronics, microprocessors , mechanical and  electromechanical methods 
    • Must have a working knowledge of computer networking and network security methods.
    • Must have working knowledge of clinical applications of most common medical equipment.
    • Able to identify and understand the basic operating principles of standard analog and digital electronic circuits and electromechanical components.
    • Able to read electrical and electronic circuit diagrams.
    • Able to identify components both schematically and physically to the generic type and family.
    • Able to successfully identify and order proper replacement components from OEM or third party.
    • Demonstrates ability to accurately acquire basic competency on new technologies or makes of equipment through self-study of manufacturer’s documentation and other sources.
    • Routinely exercises logical, progressive trouble shooting techniques at both the systems and component levels.
    • Reads, understands and interprets the logical flow of service documentation including schematics, parts lists, servicing procedures and specifications.

    Work Experience

    • This position requires a minimum of two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Technician 1 or equivalent, working in a hospital setting.

    Physical Abilities

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Physical Demand Level:  Medium

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry

    20 to 50 pounds occasionally

    10 to 25 pounds frequently

    up to 10 pounds constantly


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


    Work Environment

    The employee is regularly exposed to risk of moderate electrical shock.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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