If you are a Biomedical Engineering Technologist (BMET) who has exceptional analytical and problem solving skills and are ready for your next career growth opportunity, apply today and join us in Kamloops, BC!
As a member of our cohesive Biomedical Engineering team at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), you will be responsible for providing biomedical engineering services that support the safe, efficient and effective utilization of medical technology at this hospital.
Typical duties include:
• Evaluating new medical equipment
• Ensuring the safety and repairing of medical equipment
• Repairing equipment
• Performing scheduled inspections and tests and maintaining related records
• Providing clinical staff with educational support and technical information
This is a permanent full-time opportunity. Days of work are Monday-Friday 07:30 to 15:30 with weekends and statutory holidays off.
Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Come and join us and make a difference in the lives of others!
Community Profile: Kamloops is located in a scenic valley in BC’s Thompson Okanagan Region at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers and is British Columbia’s third largest city. Famous for its’ hospitality, Kamloops offers visitors all the amenities of a big city - first class accommodations and dining, lively arts scene, modern shops, full range of businesses and wonderful parks and recreation facilities. Kamloops boasts a Wild West history that includes the fur trade, the gold rush and cattle ranching. The scenery is characterized by rivers, mountains, lakes and grasslands, which offer unsurpassed opportunities for year-round outdoor adventure such as winter fun like skiing and tubing at nearby Sun Peaks Resort or summer pleasures such as golfing, fishing, water sports, mountain biking or hiking through the “Hoodoos”. Blue skies, endless sunshine, deep powder snow, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops Region the natural place to visit and experience unparalleled adventure opportunities.
SOME TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Repairs and calibrates biomedical equipment within the workshop or within the patient care area in the presence of clinical staff and patients. After hours and/or on call service is provided as required.
• Performs scheduled safety and performance inspections, tests and preventive maintenance on biomedical equipment in Interior Health.
• Performs incoming inspections of biomedical equipment to ensure that appropriate standards and department policies are maintained.
• Maintains reports and records on labour, travel and parts used in service and support activities in accordance with department policies.
• Travels to hospitals in Interior Health for the purpose of delivering biomedical equipment repair and preventative maintenance as directed.
• Maintains supply levels and orders service parts for repair or inventory by completing purchase and inventory requisitions, identifying appropriate vendors, and second sourcing parts according to Purchasing procedures and guidelines.
• Provides technical information at the point of care to clinical, paramedical and technical staff regarding safety, operation, maintenance, procurement, installation and disposal of biomedical equipment.
• Performs technical, performance and safety evaluations on new biomedical equipment being considered for purchase.
• Participates in biomedical equipment replacement planning by providing information on equipment that is obsolete or has a high rate of failure.
• Carries out corrective actions as required by Device Hazard Alerts and Recalls. Identifies hazards involving medical equipment in clinical areas to ensure the safety of patients and staff. Notifies the Clinical Manager and Biomedical Engineering Leadership staff as required.
• Carries out equipment performance and safety testing on equipment involved in incident investigations.
• Attends designated service training course and participates in other educational opportunities to maintain a high level of competence in new products and areas of expansion for the required services in Interior Health as requested by the Employer.
• Works with and monitors manufacturers' service personnel during installation and warranty work to ensure compliance with facility policies and provincial codes.
• Performs other related duties as required.
How will you create an impact?
Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.
Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
• Graduation from a recognized program in Biomedical Equipment Technology Program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required.
• Must be eligible for membership in Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C.
• Previous experience in a clinical environment &/or with lab equipment would be considered an asset.
• Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's License required.
Skills and Abilities:
Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
WHAT OTHERS AT INTERIOR HEALTH ARE SAYING ABOUT THE JOB:
“What keeps me coming back is the satisfaction of figuring out the problem. Finding a solution to a new or unique challenge keeps me engaged and excited about coming to work, even after 25 years.”
– Charlotte, Biomedical Engineering Technologist at RIH
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.