Manager - Biomedical Engineering

POSTED ON 7/20/2020 CLOSED ON 8/20/2020
RWJBarnabas Health Hired Organization Address Somerville, NJ Full Time

Job Posting for Manager - Biomedical Engineering at RWJBarnabas Health

Job Summary:

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of Biomedical Engineering department at a local facility, or multiple facilities. Is the principal liaison between the local facility and the system for medical equipment management. Responsible for the execution of department/organizational goals, policies, regulatory requirements and staff performance. Works with the department Director in establishing goals, policies and staffing. All other duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions:

Resource and Staff Development/Supervision

  • Supervises all technical staff to promote a high level of efficiencies and technical support within the Biomedical Engineering Department at a local facility as follows:
  • Creates On-Call Schedules for all qualified technical staff.
  • Conducts disciplinary action and correction as required.
  • Assigns incoming service requests as necessary prioritizing those that are of an emergent nature.
  • Assists technical staff in the daily up keep of supplies, parts, and repairs to minimize equipment downtime and shortages.
  • Creates monthly schedule of medical equipment due for inspection.
  • Manages staffing levels so there is no interruption in support.
  • Performs/oversees new employee orientation education and coordinates cross-training activities to maintain a high level of technical skills.
  • Assures that annual competencies and annual employee performance evaluations are current and completed on time.

Performance Improvement Measurements/Quality Control

  • Validates work is completed on-time and productivity remains high.
  • The Equipment Management Program is kept current and accurate for regulatory and service history purposes.
  • Assures an accurate inventory of service literature to adequately support medical equipment.
  • Monitors and reports preventive maintenance completion and inventory control reports. Incomplete work is followed up with all departments involved to find a resolution.
  • Expected to be a member of at least 2 hospital wide committees.
  • Provides a major role in the coordination of medical equipment safety notifications and recall alerts.
  • Assists technical staff in conducting proper incident investigations to validate either an equipment or user failure.
  • Proactively works with Information Systems on medical equipment network connectivity, integration and software applications as necessary.
  • Provides assistance to technical staff and validates the creating and entering of new preventive maintenance procedures with the understanding that the primary responsibility belongs with the biomedical staff.

Inter-Departmental Relations

  • Maintains a positive working relationship to other departments by routinely interacting and collaborating with other departments within a facility.
  • Participates in safety rounding.
  • Continuing education to maintain a high level of professionalism.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide medical equipment support to all age groups of patient populations.
  • Participates in various activities (of long or short-term duration) that target specific operational issues, concerns, perspectives or requirements.
  • Follow up on User Error/User Abuse issues.
  • Aids in or is the lead of managing new equipment installations and project management activities.

Job Requirements:

Requirements:

  • Minimum AAS degree (BS preferred) in Biomedical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent work/military experience in Biomedical Engineering.
  • 7+ years of hands on experience
  • 2+ years of supervisory/management/leadership experience
  • Knows how to use biomedical/electronic test equipment
  • Knows principles and function of electricity/electronics
  • MS Office and other computer applications
  • Knows various types of medical equipment and medical terminology
  • Knowledge of healthcare regulatory bodies and standards (Joint Commission, CMS, FDA, DOH & Others)

Not required (recommended/preferred):

  • Knowledge of computers and networks
  • Undergraduate accounting course
  • AAMI/ICC certification
  • Attended management/leadership seminars, training or conferences
  • Project management experience

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:

Medical/Dental/Vision plans

401 (k)

Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off

Short & Long Term Disability

Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey and the state s second largest private employer with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital).

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