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Clinical Engineer / Biomedical Engineering

Requisition ID:

20154216

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare Corp.

Location:

Hartford, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40.0
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Some Weekends and Offshits as needed. On-Call Rotation Required.

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The creation of the HHC System Support Office recognizes the work of a large and growing group of employees whose responsibilities are continually evolving so that we and our departments now work on behalf of the system as a whole, rather than a single member organization.
With the creation of our new umbrella organization we now have our own identity with a unique payroll, benefits, performance management system, service recognition programs and other common practices across the system.

 

Clinical Engineer

 

Position Summary:

Supports the present and expanding biomedical technological needs of the hospital by utilizing engineering and managerial skills in order to improve and advance patient care. Reports to System Director, Biomedical Engineering. Will build, manage and maintain device integration middleware interfacing medical devices to system EMR and other system. Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to manage medical device modalities requiring system architecture, design, networking, and/or integration.


Accountabilities:

  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to manage medical device modalities requiring system architecture, design, networking, and/or integration in accordance with HHC standards and best practice.
  • Reviews clinical workflow and collaborates with clinical staff on utilization of medical device systems, clinical education with vendors, and clinical workflow optimization and human factors engineering as it relates to medical device systems supported by biomedical engineering.
  • Develops and maintains procedures for capturing relevant equipment and productivity data through departmental and hospital data base systems in order to increase departmental efficiency and to ensure compliance with state, federal and JCAHO regulations.
  • Participates in strategic and budgetary planning of medical technology and Lifecycle (pre-purchase evaluations and replacement scheduling) by performing needs assessment, specification analysis, negotiations, site planning, final installation and training to ensure that the appropriate technologies are brought forth and implemented within the organization.
  • Reviews and investigates effectiveness of medical equipment service contracts and maintenance insurance programs by applying performance improvement techniques to minimize contracted expenses while providing expanded support for the growing network of Connecticut Health Systems.
  • Investigates medical device related incidents to determine causes and propose/implement preventive measures, training programs and policies to meet regulations and ensure a safe environment.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of research activities utilizing technology to improve patient care delivery and safety.
  • Works effectively as a team member with department and across the clinical setting to provide quality service to hospital units through communication, cooperation and collaboration.
  • Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age-specific patient needs.
  • Will work to develop, implement and monitor; change-release management, configuration management, data and system security and event management.
  • Facilitate an effort to train, coach and or mentor department technicians to develop their competency.
  • IS part of an On-Call team that rotates call to provide coverage 24/7/365.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

 

Master of Sciences is Perferred in Biomedical Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two to five years of clinical engineering experience, preferably in a hospital environment
  • Experience in financial management and planning on a departmental level.
  • Experience in technical training, presentations and education.
  • Demonstrates effective managerial, communication. organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills.
  • Must possess computer literacy and programming and network management experience.

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.
 
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