Biomedical Technician / Equipment Support Specialist

Information Systems

Posted on 5/15/2024

Blue Water Thinking

Blue Water Thinking

Compensation Overview

$65,000 - $80,000Annually


Reno, NV, USA

  • Experience within a medical center and Biomedical Engineering department
  • Experience working in or with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
  • Understanding of VISN, VA medical center, and Biomedical Engineering department operations
  • A two-year associate degree or higher in an applied science or equivalent military training
  • A minimum of three years of hospital or healthcare experience performing medical equipment maintenance, with a minimum of one-year specialized experience in medical information systems and networking
  • Current and advanced knowledge of computer virus protection software, available software patches and upgrades, information security tools, electronics, computers and network theory
  • Demonstrated competency in utilizing and maintaining computer and server based medical equipment, medical record databases, and proprietary and generic software; experience with TCP/IP, HL7, networking, network security and DICOM standards; experience maintaining, interfacing and troubleshooting networked medical equipment to include VLAN configuration, IP addressing, sub-netting, and network security; ability to interpret, identify and apply network engineering principles and practices; and ability to distinguish networking problems from non-networking problems
  • Understanding of regulatory agencies’ requirements, industry regulatory requirements and International Standard Organization standards
  • Familiarity with the setup and application of network test equipment and tools
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical literature, schematics, and drawings
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the required federal public trust clearance for this role
  • Must provide proof of COVID vaccination + Flu vaccination during flu season, or, as an alternative, appropriate documentation that will support either a medical or religious exemption
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on a diverse range of networked medical equipment to ensure optimal functionality and extend equipment lifespan.
  • Conduct corrective maintenance by diagnosing and repairing malfunctions in medical devices, adhering to manufacturer's guidelines and technical specifications.
  • Carry out incoming inspections of new medical equipment to verify its compliance with safety standards, functionality, and accuracy.
  • Collaborate with the IT and cybersecurity teams to implement and maintain medical device security protocols, ensuring patient data confidentiality and protection against cyber threats.
  • Install, calibrate, and configure medical equipment, following manufacturer instructions and safety guidelines.
  • Monitor and address hazard and safety recalls related to medical equipment, coordinating with manufacturers and relevant departments for swift resolution.
  • Perform software repairs and updates on medical devices to address software glitches, improve functionality, and ensure compatibility with other systems.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and inspections using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Provide technical support and training to medical staff on the proper operation and handling of networked medical equipment.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, advancements, and regulations related to biomedical equipment technology and integrate this knowledge into daily tasks.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and departments to ensure seamless equipment operations and contribute to the enhancement of patient care.
  • Experience with Cerner electronic health record (EHR) systems and integration is preferred.

Company Stage


Total Funding