Biomedical Engineer Project Consultant

Banner Health - Phoenix, AZ3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $120,000 a year
EducationSkills
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Operating a hospital is more than IV bags and trauma rooms. One might be surprised by the number of people – and the hats they wear – who work behind the scenes to make sure a hospital runs smoothly and safely for our patients, visitors and staff. Each one plays a critical role and is part of a team to ensure the best care for our patients.

The Integrated Clinical Technology department (ICT) works with clinical technologies that provide direct patient care with an IT component. We support many different clinical applications from a departmental, facility based system and then moving up to enterprise applications. We work with IT, Clinical Engineering and the departmental clinical staff to define, develop standards and protocols for the use of these Clinical technologies. In addition, the department also has responsibility for planning, implementing, and provide on-going support for integrated clinical systems. These are highly unique systems that are hybrid technologies comprising both a medical device and a clinical application with a high degree of connectivity to the Banner network and IT applications.

As a Biomedical Engineer Project Consultant, you will be responsible for project management support and configuration of cardiovascular and imaging applications.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program. For more information about Tucson, please visit: VisitTucson.org

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position provides technical expertise used to develop and implement equipment plans for capital projects throughout the system. The project management team provides technical and business expertise to assist the organization's Materials Management and Construction Management Teams in evaluating, leveraging and selecting capital equipment manufacturer and design standards to be implemented during capital projects.

Essential Functions

Supports the development and review of business plans by assessing equipment needs and developing accurate capital equipment plans and budget estimates for construction and other projects involving equipment competing for Strategic and Regional Capital from all of medical facilities. Once projects are approved, this position administers the implementation of the equipment plan, as well as plays a key role in ensuring the project is delivered on time and within budget.

Works with Materials Management in the development and enforcement of established equipment manufacturer standards for medical and communication equipment. This position brings technical and business expertise necessary to identify material cost elements associated with a wide variety of medical devices, as well as develop technical RFP specifications and participate in leverage negotiations to lower the cost of equipment ownership for the organization.

In addition to providing much of the clinical engineering support for major projects, this position provides the primary FF&E equipment planning administrative support for major construction projects under the direction of construction management office. This includes applying equipment standards, creatively using in-house resources wherever possible, and being familiar with construction management process and documentation procedures designed to control and manage a budget and eliminate or minimize change orders.

Provides professional communications and appearance while interfacing with senior management, finance, physicians, clinical managers, staff, and other members of technology management to manage challenging budget/design issues and assures appropriateness of design, consistency with standards with specific regard to current need, growth, and emerging technologies.

Provides consulting services in a professional manner by providing frequent and appropriate communication with customers while striving to meet expectations for delivering projects on time and under budget.

Provides appropriately detailed equipment planning documentation and training for the departments technical service team to support the transition of projects so they can be appropriately maintained for mutual customers after project completion.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a strong knowledge of technology and/or engineering as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelors degree in a technology, engineering or related field.

A minimum of five years experience working in a hospital clinical setting dealing with the design, selection, installation and maintenance of complex medical systems.

Thorough knowledge of complex medical system design and function, and computer and network system design and function required. Must also possess proven leadership and/or project management experience, including all project phases such as, planning through acceptance, of multi-disciplinary projects involving special systems. Must also demonstrate excellent technical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE), Certified Biomedical Equipment Tech (CBET), Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialists (CLES) or Certified Radiology Equipment Specialist (CRES) by the International Certification Commission for Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.