BMET III/SA II

Location: San Antonio, TX
Date Posted: 02-19-2018
BMET III/SA II
 
About Us:
 
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs. 
 
We are currently accepting qualified applications for a BMET III/SA II to support one of our government clients in beautiful San Antonio, TX. The hours of operation are from 7:30-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
 
Requirments:
BMET III/SA II:
  • Provide expert-level experience in the repair, calibration, and maintenance of medical devices, instrumentation and support systems used in healthcare delivery.
  • Execute professional-level inventory assessment/audits and preventive maintenance of medical devices/systems.
  • Provide remedial corrective maintenance and maintain documentation of all service events, tests, and maintenance performed on medical devices in a clinical setting. Perform DoD cyber security.
  • This position requires a skillset of a mid-level system administrator.
  • Capable of ensuring systems are engineered, configured and optimized for maximum functionality and availability.
  • Lead hardware/software installations; oversee server upgrade/expansion project, terminal services and network performance; and integrated new technologies into existing data-center environments.
  • Troubleshoots complex network performance and creates and maintains a disaster recovery plan.
  • Recommends software and hardware upgrades, patches, and new applications on medical devices and related information systems.
  • Provides medical device and information technology technical support and guidance to users.
  • Builds and manages system development lifecycle (i.e. Certificate of Networthiness, Risk Management Framework) for medical devices/systems that require network certification and/or accreditation.
  • Has knowledge of commonly used medical device and information technology concepts, practices, and procedures within the medical field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
 
Duties include:
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for medical devices/systems in one or more of the following modalities: Healthcare Imaging, Laboratory, Patient Monitoring, Pulmonary, Anesthesia, Operative Services, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Orthopedic, Pharmacy, Sterilization, Dental, Veterinary and High-End Electronics.
  • Evaluate, install, maintain, diagnose, repair, calibrate, and test medical devices/systems.
  • This shall include complex Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medical devices and/or systems to include but not limited to: Standalone equipment and/or components that contain integrated circuitry (designed along an event and where the patient becomes part of the circuit) and/or microprocessors such as dental equipment, sterilizers, low capacity radiographic (x-ray) equipment, electrical beds, basic laboratory equipment, defibrillators, ventilators, and infusion pumps.
  • Integrated/networked systems and related electronics and automation/networking required integrating this equipment; examples include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography scanners, radiographicfluoroscopic x-ray systems, ultrasound scanners, surgical and dermatological lasers, physiological monitoring systems, proprietary local area networks, input and output computers, computed radiography (digital imagery), telemaintenance, teleradiography, and telemedicine. 
  • Ensure adequacy of all equipment networking and/or LAN integration for assigned functional area to include compatibility with existing utilities and existing equipment/components, determining what modifications to utilities are necessary to ensure the equipment operates as the user intends, and overseeing selection of network hardware.
  • Ensure that cabling such as fiber optics, cat 5, Ethernets, etc., and hardware such as switches, hubs and converters are in place and are functioning and capable of interfacing with said hardware (modalities).
  • Repairs electronic, pneumatic, electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment to include troubleshooting, identifying source of problem(s) and replacement of defective printed circuit board(s), discrete-component(s) or other parts as appropriate.
  • Contractor shall assist government in determining parts and accessories necessary to perform repair functions.
  • Documents the extent and cost of repairs to assist government in maintaining maintenance logs.
  • Contractor shall maintain detailed documentation of equipment repairs and failures.
  • Conducts scheduled services (Preventive Maintenance Inspections) of medical equipment to include visual inspections, electrical safety inspections, calibration, and performance verification.
  • Scheduled Services are performed using written test procedures.
  • Interpretation of Scheduled Services results to determine whether equipment is safe and operating within manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Contractor shall maintain detailed documentation of inspections, preventative maintenance, and calibrations.
  • Computes power and space requirements for installation of medical equipment and installs units to manufacturer’s specifications. Recommend new equipment and testing procedures.
  • Conducts incoming inspections of new equipment to include receipt, inventory of parts, and accessories, assembly, inspection, calibration, and performance verification, parts replacement, and documents the results of incoming inspections using government provided forms. Sets up and installs’ new medical equipment systems.
  • Communicates with clinical staff (physicians, nurses, technicians, etc) as necessary to provide assistance and in service training setup, calibration, operation, and application of medical equipment.
  • Provide guidance to other contracted technicians from the same contract when required such as safe use,
  • application, testing, and preventive maintenance and repair of all types of clinical equipment technologies and systems.
  • Assists in ensuring IA compliance for all Logistics systems. Serves as assistant SA for other IM/IT systems for agreements between sections within Logistics.
  • Address cybersecurity vulnerabilities, analysis, inspection, and testing.
  • The Contractor shall ensure technicians meet the minimum annual training requirements necessary to meet
  • Joint Commission (JC) refresher, sustainment and continuous education and training requirements.
  • Collaborate with Information Management Division to ensure Health Insurance Portability and
  • Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and connectivity of biomedical devices.
 
Education/Experience:
  • Graduate of a military Biomedical Equipment Specialist/Technician Course or an Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Biomedical Equipment Technology or Engineering. Minimum of nine years’ experience in the repair and maintenance of medical devices/systems and one year experience as a system administrator. Exceptions are authorized by the Chief, Clinical Engineering or Chief, Biomedical Engineering Services, Brooke AMC through a review of a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) and/or through Regional Health Contracting Office-Central.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Must have DoD Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II certification (DoDI 8570 is going to be DoDI 8140).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge and ability to apply electronic circuitry and technical aspects of the operation, repair
  • and maintenance of electronic equipment.
  • Repair electronic, pneumatic, electro-mechanical and mechanical medical to include troubleshooting, identifying source of problem(s), replacement of defective printed circuit board(s), discrete component(s), or other parts as appropriate.
  • Has a knowledge of solid state, digital and integrated circuits (microprocessors) to isolate and resolve the complex relationship between electrical, electronic, computer operating systems, mechanical, physical and chemical components of the equipment and system and changes in circuitry when the patient and respective Environment of Care (EOC) become part of the system is required.
  • Develop knowledge and gain experience related to each EOC concerning how external forces (e.g., other devices with which it may be interconnected, geographical and climatic conditions, interference from other electronic equipment) may affect the adequate functioning of electronic devices and what methods may have been used successfully in similar circumstances.
  • Has an in-depth understanding and ability to diagnose problems with the quality of images and signals as required by medical professionals based on the equipment, network, and medical procedure being performed.
  • Understands the physiological parameters associated with a patient when diagnosing and troubleshooting medical devices and systems (servers/work stations), and deals effectively with patients.
  • Applies knowledge of information theory, computer science, and systems analysis to integrated operational
  • systems for specific and complex medical device systems; such as the Cardio/Patient Monitoring Systems, Imaging systems and DINPACS.
  • Extensive knowledge of systems interface and local area network issues are significant and not defined/discussed in manufacturer literature.
  • Extensive knowledge of the application and repair of computers and servers and how they interface with medical equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of IT standards and IMD conventions as they relate to design approaches, coordination
  • requirements, and documentation.
  • Extensive knowledge of established IT systems security techniques and procedures to ensure that requirements related to physical, personnel, emanations, and information security is accomplished.
  • Extensive knowledge of Information Assurance performance management/measurement methods, tools, techniques, system security testing, and evaluation principles in order to participate in IA audits and HIPAA security assessments tools.
  • Knowledge of analysis techniques to be able to devise recovery plans for system failure situations
  • Extensive knowledge and skill in using standard Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office suite of products for Office Automation, and administrative and clinical software products currently in use at BAMC.
  • Considerable knowledge of current regulatory requirements.
  • Substantial knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of color code conventions used in component and wiring marking.
  • Ability to analyze, repair, and test electronic and electromechanical equipment.
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance inspections.
  • Ability to run diagnostic programs.
  • Ability to interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, and illustrated parts drawings of biomedical instrumentation.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of repairs, calibration, and tests.
  • Understand and comply with Joint Commission and other applicable standards and regulations.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment; to push/pull equipment carts; and to kneel, stand, bend, and reach during equipment repair.
  • Skill in testing electronic equipment.
  • Skill in manual dexterity, hand-to-eye coordination, and color vision.
  • Skilled in effective communications verbally and in writing, accurately and completely document medical equipment scheduled and unscheduled services.
  • Able to communicate with clinical staff and provide assistance in service training.
  • Able to document investigation of equipment hazard alerts, recalls, updates, and incidents.
 
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION MAY CHANGE DURING THE PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE VIA A MODIFICATION TO YOUR OFFER LETTER
 
 
Application:
Interested candidates may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org  or fax resumes to 210-568-4518.
 
 
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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