|Location||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Date Posted||July 4, 2019|
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A vacancy exists for a Clinical Engineering Technician, based at Life Brenthurst Hospital, reporting to Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and maintenance of Medical equipment technology and all associated facets within the hospital.
Medical Equipment Asset Management and Maintenance
Establish and maintain an accurate computerised asset management system as per Group Engineering protocols.
Generate and manage a five- and ten-year medical equipment replacement plan for all priority 1 and 2 medical equipment for the hospital
Perform first line repairs, modifications and installations on equipment, utilizing the necessary test equipment, in accordance with the standards and recommendations of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and/or governing agencies
Perform preventive maintenance inspections of equipment in line with Group Engineering and OEM protocols
Control and management of maintenance conducted by suppliers and acceptance thereof
Obtain and perform pre-acceptance inspections according to ECRI standards on new, demo and loan equipment
Drive and manage the equipment commissioning process for new equipment as per Group Engineering protocols
Acquisition of Medical Equipment
Drive the selection and acquisition of medical equipment technology that is fit for purpose and application, and up-to-date with current developments and best practices in the healthcare field
Consult with Physicians, Nurses and peers in the field, to evaluate equipment and determine the correct specifications and standards of the required equipment as per the Group Engineering protocols
Communicate and negotiate with vendors to purchase the most cost-effective equipment at the highest quality as per Group Engineering and Procurement protocols
Be actively involved with the Capex system, understand and manage lease and rental agreements as applied to the hospital
Responsible for ‘Supply chain management’ of medical equipment for all growth/new projects as per Group Engineering protocols
Administration and Management
Monitor and report on equipment failure trends and life cycle costs
Monitor Equipment SLAs at hospital level and ensure outputs are met
Implementation of all policies and procedures as per Group Engineering protocols
Active involvement with the budgeting of medical equipment Capex needs
Active involvement with control of the Clinical Engineering Opex budget
Establish a multi-disciplinary committee/forum to engage on a regular basis with key stake holders, discuss relevant Clinical engineering outputs, trends identified and follow a collaborative approach to problem solving
Perform formal operators training and monitor competency compliance by arranging training with vendors for hospital nursing staff and equipment end-users.
Attend training and/or conferences in order to keep abreast with latest developments as well as recommendations from the OEM.
Maintain high professional standards
Ensure professional growth and development through professional affiliations, conferences and available resources, to stay updated within the clinical engineering field
Support National strategic initiatives and contribute to growth
Participate in Clinical Engineering forums and Projects as determined by Group Engineering
Evaluate National projects implemented as per Group Engineering protocols
B-Tech or National Diploma in clinical / biomedical engineering with at least two years relevant experience or National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Light Current) with at least three years relevant experience.
Previous experience with maintenance of medical equipment in a clinical environment – hospital experience will be advantageous.
Member of the Clinical Engineering Association of South Africa (CEASA)
Experience within, and understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
Driver’s license and ability to travel
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Attention to detail
Verbal & written communication skills