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Biomedical Engineer II

Primary Location Hyattsville, Maryland Job Number 1009194 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Under the general supervision of the Director, Biomedical Engineering, or the MAS Biomedical Services Supervisor, hemaintains all clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical instrumentation and systems used in the medical centers throughout t Mid-Atlantic States.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Works independently to repair all types of biomedical instrumentation in the MAS region. Assignment may include anywhere from two to seven medical facilities. Analyzes and corrects equipment malfunctions to include: observation of front panel indicators; interpretation of block and schematic diagrams; utilization of appropriate test equipment; replacement of components, PC boards, or subsystems as appropriate.

  • Performs Preventive maintenance inspections. Verifies, calibrates, and certifies proper operation of all biomedical equipment in assigned facilities. Restores equipment to manufacturers' specifications. Works with clinical personnel to correct operator based problems. Uses knowledge and experience to test and maintain biomedical instrumentation not having specific maintenance procedures.

  • Receives new equipment/systems and coordinates assembly/installation. Performs initial electrical safety inspections and assurance testing. Provides or helps coordinate in-service training. Inventories and completes documentation for entry into automated Maintenance Management Systems.

  • Performs miscellaneous duties in support of the Biomedical Maintenance Program including, but not limited to: project management; IT integration planning and implementation; technology assessment; property accountability; incident reporting; supply management; maintenance of shop operations; capital review; on-call & emergency services, etc.

  • Employs sound computer skills to complete job. Uses word processing, spreadsheets, databases and similar programs to enhance job performance.

  • Ensures compliance with all federal/state/local rules and regulations and all applicable policies and procedures governing Kaiser Permanente, National Facilities Services, and Biomedical Engineering operations. Assists in developing and maintaining a comprehensive and cost-effective Medical Equipment Management Program to comply with same.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum four (4) years of experience serving comprehensive biomedical equipment in a hospital or related health service environment required.

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid driver's license

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Familiarity with a variety of biomedical devices to include equipment employing electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, optics, and plumbing principles required. Typical categories of equipment serviced include patient therapy, pulmonary, imaging, monitoring, laboratory, sterilizing, and optical equipment. Specific examples of these types of equipment include ultrasound units, respirators, x-ray processors, electrocardiographs, microscopes, electrical/steam sterilizers, and vision testers.

  • Excellent communication and customer relations skills and the willingness to work extended hours required.

  • Must be computer literate.

  • Must be able to clearly distinguish colors.

  • Work assignments involve standing, stooping, bending, and working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods.

  • Regularly lifts objects weighing from 10 to 40 pounds and, occasionally, objects weighing in excess of 40 pounds.

  • The use of a personally owned vehicle.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in medical instrumentation by AAMI, VA BMET, or similar organization preferred.

  • Associate's degree in biomedical instrumentation maintenance and repair, OR two (2) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.
  • Primary Location: Maryland,Hyattsville,New Carrollton Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Entry Level Department: Utilization Mgmt Operations Ct - Biomed Svcs - 7050 The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest