Biomedical Equipment Technician - Iraq (Travel)

Comprehensive Health Services - United States (30+ days ago)


Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) supports the health and well-being of civilian and military workforce partners in austere, remote, and security challenged environments outside the continental United States. With over 40 years of experience providing a full range of medical services, Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) medical management solutions are comprehensive, responsive, and reliable.

The Medical Services Support in Iraq (MSSI) Program Manager establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel U.S. Embassy Baghdad, serving a population of approximately 6,600 adults.

SCOPE
The Biomedical Equipment Technician reports to and is supervised by the MSSI Program Manager or a designated Project Management Office (PMO) official and coordinates their work with the site medical director or other primary medical equipment users (Radiologist, Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists) on the work site. The Biomedical Equipment Technician will be assigned to repair or maintain equipment in one of three settings: (1) Large medical/trauma hospitals, (2) Small medical/trauma hospital and assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician, (3) Non-surgical field Health units. In these settings, Medical Maintenance Specialists install, repair and maintain medical equipment to ensure it is clean, safe and functioning properly. This includes Biomedical equipment that requires use of computers with specialized software, hand tools and other repair shop equipment to diagnose and fix problems with a wide variety of healthcare technology. Work on X-ray and ultrasound machines, respirators and heart defibrillators, electric wheelchairs and hospital beds, or medical laboratory equipment is also required. Biomedical Equipment Technician will assist with Medical equipment set up and disinfect laboratory and healthcare equipment so it is safe and ready to use.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspect, maintain, adjust, calibrate, and repair a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical, and hydraulic equipment, to include patient monitors, defibrillators, medical imaging equipment (X-rays, CT scanners, and ultrasound equipment), voice-controlled operating tables, electric wheelchairs, as well as other sophisticated dental, optometric, and ophthalmic equipment.
  • Perform routine scheduled maintenance to ensure that all equipment is in good working order.
  • Perform safety checks and train practitioners to safely operate equipment.
  • Disassemble equipment to locate causes of malfunctions or inaccuracies. Repair or replace defective parts. Reassemble equipment and adjusts precision components.
  • Notify manufacturers or distributors of uncorrectable equipment malfunctions to arrange for repair.
  • Keep extensive records of equipment checks, both for maintenance and repair.
  • Maintain inventories and record supplies and parts.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Biomedical Equipment Technician may be required to complete their work near patients and must avoid disturbing them.
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician will document trouble and other reports, the work performed, and any system or configurations changes.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.
  • Shall understand and practice the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have completed a Biomedical Equipment Technology or Engineering training program leading to a diploma, certificate or an associate’s degree.
  • U.S. Military Biomedical Equipment Technician technical school training certification (4A2X1, 68A, or HM-8478) will also fulfill this requirement.
  • Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
  • Must have additional training and experience repairing CT scanners and similar sophisticated equipment.
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience is required.
  • Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License.
  • Must have a current U.S. Passport.
  • Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
  • Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
  • Work hours are based on a 72 hr. work week; typically six 12 hour days but other variations may apply.
  • Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
  • Shall attend a Pre-deployment Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client.
  • No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq is required by surface or air.
  • The climate is desert-like, hot and prone to dust storms.

Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time