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Imaging Engineer - Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 895526 Date posted: 08/12/2020

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Under the general supervision of the Clinical Technology Manager perform duties pertaining to acquisition, installation, calibration, corrective repair, preventive maintenance and decommissioning of diagnostic imaging equipment and systems to ensure safe and appropriate operations. Executes scheduled preventive maintenance and maintains documentation of all service events, tests, and corrective maintenance performed on a wide range of imaging technologies.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Advises on specifications for purchases on new equipment and recommends replacement of obsolete or irreparable imaging equipment. Provides new product evaluation as requested.
  • Consults and collaborates with key stakeholders to prepare for installation and deployment of medical/imaging equipment and systems, including but not limited to electrical, mechanical, gas, pneumatics, software, networking and integration to data/information retention systems. Performs or coordinates assembly and installation of medical equipment, including but not limited to electrical, mechanical, gas, pneumatics, software, networking and integration to data/information retention systems. Prepares periodic maintenance instructions for medical/imaging equipment. Performs required safety inspection and performance assurance on new medical/imaging equipment. Assess medical equipment and systems for compliance with HIPAA storage and security policies. Completes documentation for entry into the centralized maintenance management system. Completes and maintains system function, configuration and support documentation. Ensures compliance with all federal/state/local rules and regulations and all applicable policies and procedures governing Kaiser Permanente, and Clinical Technology operations.
  • Directly performs or schedules with outside service vendors the performance assessment and preventive maintenance on a variety of equipment per established procedures. Documents work performed. Reviews outcome of preventive maintenance actions and makes recommendations concerning changes to preventive maintenance schedules, procedures, or documentation. Restores equipment to manufacturers' specifications.
  • Analyzes and corrects malfunctions on a variety of medical/imaging equipment systems. Analysis and corrective methods include but are not limited to observation of front panel and controls; interpretation of block and schematic diagrams; utilization of appropriate test equipment; replacement of components, PC boards, sub-systems and software; adjustment and restoration of network connectivity and integration to data/information retention systems; calibration and adjustment to manufacturers specifications; working with clinical personnel to correct operator based problems; documentation of work performed including that provided by outside service.
  • Performs or coordinates remediation action on medical/imaging equipment safety and recall hazard alerts.
  • Performs investigative evaluation of medical/imaging equipment involved in patient and employee incidents / accidents. Documents findings and reports as required.
  • Provides training and assigns work orders to third party service vendors and student trainees.
  • Completes documentation of action taken in the centralized maintenance management system.
  • Performs or coordinates the decommissioning of medical equipment per established policies.
  • Assists, as required, with staff in-service education. Cross train new employees on use on test equipment, department procedure, and medical system support.
  • Education - Develops and implements a plan for professional growth. Maintains current with advancing technology, including Kaiser provided training as required to perform duties.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed in support of the need of the organization.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience servicing comprehensive imaging equipment in a hospital or related health service environment required.
  • Education
  • AAS degree in Biomedical Equipment Service Technology, Electronic Service Technology, or Computer Service Technology from an accredited program or military training in Biomedical Equipment training or Electronic Systems Support or a non-military tech school diploma.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Driver's License required at time of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Certification from an industry recognized institution demonstrating formal training in radiological and fluoro imaging systems required.
  • Proficient in the use of testing instruments, devices, simulators, and tools associated with servicing electronic equipment.
  • Specific knowledge of the following: Radiologic theory and technology, Safety requirements when servicing high voltages and working with ionizing radiation, Mechanical systems, Networking theory, Regulatory standards governing all aspects of imaging equipment.
  • Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.
  • Reading, writing, and fluently speaking and, understanding English.
  • Background servicing and repairing electronic and electromechanical equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in the following areas: Customer service, interpersonal relations, adaptability, change management, decision making, oral communication, problem solving, project management, quality management, results orientation, teamwork, and written communication.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • AAMI Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) preferred.
  • Knowledge and skill using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Computer networking certification.
  • Background servicing medical/imaging equipment with emphasis on multi manufacturer experience and years of service.
  • Experience servicing computer client-server systems.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill North Building 310 15th Ave. E Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 7:30 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Facilities Services Department: Biomed Services Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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