Biomedical Equipment Technician - Iraq
The Biomedical Equipment Technician reports to and is supervised by the Program Manager or a designated Project Management Office (PMO) official and coordinates their work with the site medical director or other primary medical equipment users (Radiologist, Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists) on the work site. The Biomedical Equipment Technician will be assigned to repair or maintain equipment in one of three settings: (1) Large medical/trauma hospitals, (2) Small medical/trauma hospital and assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician, (3) Non-surgical field Health units. In these settings, Medical Maintenance Specialists install, repair and maintain medical equipment to ensure it is clean, safe and functioning properly. This includes Biomedical equipment that requires use of computers with specialized software, hand tools and other repair shop equipment to diagnose and fix problems with a wide variety of healthcare technology. Work on X-ray and ultrasound machines, respirators and heart defibrillators, electric wheelchairs and hospital beds, or medical laboratory equipment is also required. Biomedical Equipment Technician will assist with Medical equipment set up and disinfect laboratory and healthcare equipment so it is safe and ready to use.
Location: Deploying to Iraq
Duties and Responsibilities
Inspect, maintain, adjust, calibrate, and repair a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical, and hydraulic equipment, to include patient monitors, defibrillators, medical imaging equipment (X-rays, CT scanners, and ultrasound equipment), voice-controlled operating tables, electric wheelchairs, as well as other sophisticated dental, optometric, and ophthalmic equipment.
Perform routine scheduled maintenance to ensure that all equipment is in good working order.
Perform safety checks and train practitioners to safely operate equipment.
Disassembles equipment to locate causes of malfunctions or inaccuracies. Repairs or replaces defective parts. Reassembles equipment and adjusts precision components.
Notifies manufacturers or distributors of uncorrectable equipment malfunctions to arrange for repair.
Keeps extensive records of equipment checks, both for maintenance and repair.
Maintains inventories and records supplies and parts.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
Biomedical Equipment Technician may be required to complete their work near patients and must avoid disturbing them.
Biomedical Equipment Technician will document trouble and other reports, the work performed, and any system or configurations changes.
Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.
Shall understand and practice the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
Other duties as assigned.
Must have completed a formal Biomedical Equipment Technology training program leading to a diploma, certification or bachelor’s degree.
U.S. Military Biomedical Equipment Technician technical school training certification (4A2X1, 68A, or HM-8478) will also fulfill this requirement.
Must have additional training and experience repairing CT scanners and similar sophisticated equipment.
ICC/USCC Certification preferred (CBET).
Must have a minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience as a biomedical equipment technician.
Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License.
Must have a current U.S. Passport.
Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.
Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client
No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq is required by surface or air.
The climate is desert-like, hot and prone to dust storms.
Caliburn International is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.