Biomedical Technician

Seattle, WA, USA Req #1226
Friday, November 18, 2022
Formerly Puget Sound Blood Center and Lane Blood Center, Bloodworks is backed by more than 70 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors. A national leader in transfusion medicine, Bloodworks has been chosen to serve more than 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska – partnering closely with local hospitals to deliver the highest level of patient care. Patients with traumatic injuries, undergoing surgeries or organ transplantation, or receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders all depend on our services, expertise, laboratories and research. We are local, nonprofit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based.

$3,100+ Sign-On Bonus*

Help save lives every day!  In this role, you will perform a variety of routine and complex tasks associated with the testing, installation, service, maintenance, and calibration of process equipment, test instruments, devices, research equipment, and non-life support therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical equipment with a strong focus on preventative maintenance and repairs to blood apheresis machines.  Training will be provided. This position also reviews and makes recommendations on maintenance contracts.


Principal responsibilities as a Biomedical Technician:


Biomedical equipment, instruments, devices and systems operation:

 

  • Perform inspection and testing of incoming electrical equipment, electrical safety testing of process equipment, test instruments, devices, research equipment, and non-life support therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical equipment.
  • Assembles, checks, tests, installs, troubleshoots, adjusts, and maintains mechanical/pneumatic devices according to specifications.
  • Measures parameters such as temperatures, resistance, voltage, current, power, pressures, flows, relative humidity using specialized instruments or devices.
  • Provides oversight on equipment maintenance activities that includes creation, revisions of preventative maintenance tasks to correspond to recommended maintenance as defined by manufacturer and determined by equipment users and regulatory requirements.
  • Assists in preventative maintenance scheduling, repairs work, and work associated with replacement of existing equipment or modifications, alterations to equipment.
  • Continually reviews, updates, and revised preventative maintenance schedules to conform to current standards or changes in use, operation or regulatory requirements.
  • Reviews completed preventative maintenance schedules to ensure that schedules correspond to user needs, manufacturer’s recommended schedules and regulatory requirements.
  • Captures vendor service reports and reviews preventative maintenance tasks to ensure that reports correspond to our preventative maintenance needs, and agreements.  Assists equipment users with vendor scheduling, provides oversight on activities, documentation and follow-up repairs or additional equipment maintenance needs.
  • Assists in annual equipment surveys, inventories of parts and supplies, replacement components, and ensures adequate inventories are available.
  • Calibrates or maintains calibration records for NIST instruments, analyzers, speed, time, weight devices.  Monitors calibration period, ensures calibration documents are recorded.  Ensures devices are calibrated by performing calibrations using standard calibrators or that equipment or devices, probes, components of testing devices are sent out to be calibrated on or before calibration due dates, are received in proper condition, and are properly labeled with calibration documentation.


Participates and assists in the validation and review of equipment performance:

  • Participates in validation process for specialized equipment, equipment assessments, standardization and lifecycles.
  • Assists in maintaining equipment database to include new equipment, record keeping, inventory, preventative maintenance scheduling, vendor scheduling, field reports, repair work orders, cost capturing for labor (in-house or vendor) time and materials.
  • Maintains, researches and orders operator and service manuals.
  • Works as a liaison to equipment users, materials management to provide expertise, oversight on vendor contracts, schedules, and renewals.  Schedules equipment contracts for review prior to renewal, and provides specific feedback to cost justify continued vendor renewal or whether activities should be done in-house.


New technology in biomedical field training:

  • Participates and attending receiving and giving educational courses for equipment operators or equipment technicians.
  • Studies technical manuals to avoid equipment obsolescence.
  • Trains and updates the Blood Center staff on biomedical equipment maintenance activities, calibration standards, and operation of testing equipment such a analyzers, calibrators and other test devices.


Other:

  • Rotate on-call responsibility, and generally be available on short notice, twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.
  • Ensure full compliance with the standards set forth in the PSBC Vehicle Safety and Training Policy and Liftgate safety when operating or riding in company vehicles.
  • Comply with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as written.
  • Perform other duties as required. 


REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:


  • Associate of Science degree or technical school such as an A.S. in Biomedical Equipment technology and equivalent certified training and completion as a CBET, BMET, CLES or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years or more working in a hospital, pharmaceutical (GMP, cGMP) environment performing equipment testing, installation, calibrations, troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance on biomedical, process, research equipment, and calibration of testing instruments and devices.
  • Equivalent certificates of formal technical training from equipment manufacturers or training centers or technical training schools.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 (defined as two weeks after receiving final vaccine dose), or approved medical or religious exemption to the vaccine, is a condition of this role.  A reasonable accommodation can be requested by contacting humanresources@bloodworksnw.org.

 

We Offer Competitive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Educational Reimbursement, Relocation Assistance Bonus*, Transit Subsidy, Gym Membership Discounts, and more.
*conditions apply 
- 5% of annualized income

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Bloodworks Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Other details

  • Job Family 3.2 - Other Technicians
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Seattle, WA, USA