Radiology Service Technologist (Biomedical Engineering)
SummaryThe Radiology Service Technologist is part of an integrated team, which provides a full range of biomedical engineering services on medical imaging equipment, and specialized complex diagnostic high voltage and/or radiation-emitting medical imaging equipment such as Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Angiography, and Nuclear Medicine equipment in support of the safe, efficient and effective utilization of medical technology across Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health (collectively, the “Organizations”). Provides biomedical services throughout Providence Healthcare in accordance with established standards and safe practices. Reviews, tracks and makes recommendations on risk mitigation and quality control activities related to a specific biomedical equipment discipline. Participates in incident investigations and hazard follow-up involving medical technology. Provides input related to device modification and capital and non-capital purchasing including the development of specifications and review of tenders as requested. Evaluates equipment to ensure it meets its original specifications and legislation and monitors equipment radiation levels using a radiation meter.
Utilizes advanced Biomedical Technologist theory and knowledge of general and specialized medical imaging equipment as well as teaching and learning principles and processes to provide technical support, advice, guidance, demonstration, education and orientation to colleagues and clinical staff on matters related to medical technology equipment such as appropriate equipment and safety practices, maintenance, repair and operation of equipment, devices and ancillary products in the clinical environment. Trains Biomedical Engineering Technologists on related medical imaging equipment as required.
SkillsComprehensive knowledge of the operating and maintenance practices and procedures for a wide range of medical imaging equipment and complex high-voltage and/or radiation-emitting diagnostic and interventional equipment such as MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine and Angiography equipment.
Working knowledge of Patient Learning Systems, Equipment Alert, Hazards and Recalls and Loss Reduction.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Current computer troubleshooting and networking knowledge, and proven component-level repair skills.
Proficient knowledge in radiation safety, high voltage hazards and mechanical structures typically found in repair/maintenance of clinical imaging equipment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently when servicing medical equipment and to address issues with analytical reasoning and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment, and deal courteously with others in stressful situations.
Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities.
Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment, including test equipment and tools.
Demonstrated ability to develop educational materials and teach, demonstrate, coach and deal with others effectively in a supportive and positive manner.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position including good finger dexterity, close vision and colour discrimination.
EducationGraduation of a recognized program in Biomedical Engineering Technology, plus a minimum of four (4) years recent, related technical experience in the field of Biomedical Engineering on the maintenance/repair of medical imaging and diagnostic equipment (including relevant vendor-provided training), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Eligibility for certification with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia as an Applied Science Technologist.
Valid BC Drivers License and access to a personal vehicle to travel with tools and equipment for work purposes.
DutiesUtilizing advanced and specialized theory and knowledge, performs a full range of critical, time sensitive demand service, preventative maintenance and clinical support on a wide variety of general and high complexity medical imaging equipment (including complex high voltage and/or radiation-emitting MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Angiography equipment used for patient diagnosis and treatment), biomedical and electronic equipment, devices and ancillary products. Tests, calibrates, troubleshoots, inspects, repairs, maintains, modifies, installs and upgrades performance to ensure equipment, devices and ancillary products are operating safely, effectively and efficiently in the most cost effective manner in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Carries out preventative maintenance routines, inspections and evaluations using a variety of test equipment and tools such as safety analyzers, conductivity meters, oscilloscopes, multimeters and defibrillator testers to ensure medical equipment is in proper working order. Monitors radiation levels of equipment using a radiation meter to ensure levels are within currently established limits. Completes and remits forms to appropriate safety branches and/or regulatory bodies as required. Maintains and calibrates test equipment.
Undertakes a variety of risk management and quality improvement activities to enhance and ensure the safety of patients and staff by methods such as responding to incidents and participating in incident investigations and hazard follow-up involving medical technology, inspecting the equipment involved, collecting information and documenting all aspects of the investigation, and providing input into the development and implementation of recommendations to prevent the recurrence of such incidents. Identifies hazards and submits hazard reports as required when deficiencies are observed
Employees of Providence Health Care receive an excellent and comprehensive health benefit package, as per their collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment.
*Other benefit packages may apply if this is an affiliate posting.
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