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BIOMEDICAL SERVICES IMAGING TECHNICIAN, BIOMEDICAL SERVICES

Schedule: VARIED
Facility: MAIN CAMPUS
Date Posted: May 29, 2024

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Description

Location: Main Campus
Department: BIOMED
Schedule: Full Time, Varied Hours/Shift,

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Biomedical Services Imaging Technician maintains and repairs advanced diagnostic and therapeutic imaging equipment within SGMC Health's facilities. This role involves conducting Planned Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance (CM) to ensure the seamless operation of various types of equipment, including CT scanners, MRI machines, PAC systems, nuclear medicine technology, ultrasound devices, angiography systems, and radiation therapy equipment. Beyond hands-on maintenance and repair tasks, the position also entails assisting in the planning and installing of new imaging equipment. The position also necessitates offering on-call service on a rotating schedule, including after-hours, weekends, and holidays, as needed, to address any urgent equipment issues impacting patient care. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the healthcare facility's operations by ensuring the reliability and safety of critical imaging equipment, thereby directly impacting patient care and outcomes. This position reports directly to SGMC Health's Director of Biomedical Services. 

EDUCATION

  • Acceptable qualifications include an AAS degree in medical electronics, electronic technology, or imaging service technology. 
  • Additionally, military or civilian training programs that provide equivalent knowledge and skills in these areas will be reviewed case-by-case. 
  • Applicants with such training must demonstrate relevant experience in the field. 
  • Certified Radiology Equipment Specialist (CRES) certification is preferred but not required. 
EXPERIENCE

Minimum of five years of experience in corrective and preventative maintenance of various medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment is required. This includes but is not limited to, nuclear medicine equipment, diagnostic and therapeutic x-ray machines, ultrasound devices, radiation therapy machinery, R/F systems, Vascular/Specials, CT Simulation, mammography units, PACS, nuclear cameras, catheterization laboratories, CT scanners, etc. Additionally, experience in operating complex diagnostic tools, encompassing non-invasive testing devices, densitometers, high-voltage bleeders, and other related testing equipment, is necessary. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Completion of specialized training programs offered by manufacturers or approved third-party organizations in servicing and repairing CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, x-ray, ultrasound, or radiation therapy equipment preferred. This training should cover troubleshooting, repair procedures, safety protocols, and relevant regulations. 
  • Applicant should have a practical understanding of radiation physics, medical terminology, medical instruments, anatomy, physiology, techniques for servicing imaging equipment, and the regulations outlined in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 
  • Must possess broad knowledge and up-to-date understanding of OSHA, NFPA, DNV (Det Norske Veritas Healthcare), EOC, FDA, and other state and federal-specific regulations and standards pertaining to clinical and radiology equipment service and repair. 
  • Applicant should be capable of understanding and assessing detailed information about issues with imaging equipment as reported by clinical staff and then evaluating the operational status of the equipment. 
  • Applicant must also be able to follow detailed written instructions, execute necessary tasks, and record the steps taken to repair and restore the equipment to service. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential for engaging constructively with hospital staff at all levels and vendors to ensure positive results. This includes, but is not limited to, interactions with physicists, physicians, and administrative personnel. 
WORKING CONDITIONS - ADA INFORMATION 

Must be physically able to balance, bend, climb, crawl, crouch, kneel, reach, sit, squat, stand, twist, and walk. Ability to mentally concentrate while being subject to interruptions and changing work priorities. Must be able to work and follow OSHA guidelines while in a hazardous environment(s) such as electrocution potentials, mechanical energies, bloodborne/airborne pathogens, dust, and inclement weather, marked changes in temperature and humidity, radiation, fumes/vapors, sharp instruments/tools, hazardous liquids, and operating devices. Must be able to hear speech, distinguish sounds, and speak. Must have near vision, far vision, depth perception, and can distinguish colors. Must have sensory ability to distinguish hot, cold, range of temperature, surfaces, fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and detect/distinguish odors. Must be able to carry or lift up to 50 pounds routinely (50% of the time) and occasionally (5% of the time) up to 100 pounds. Must be able to push or pull over 100 pounds frequently (20% of the time). Maintaining a safe working environment for self, other associates, patients, visitors, and medical staff per applicable standards and procedures relevant to job duties. Must be able to travel to the various SGMC Health campus locations, clinics, and/or training facilities. 



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