BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN (BMET) SUMMARY.
Installs, inspects, repairs, calibrates, and modifies biomedical equipment and support systems.
Advises staff and other agencies on operation theory, underlying physiological principles, and safe clinical application of biomedical equipment.
Provides technology management and equipment repair/calibration support for the medical treatment facility.
The position assesses and evaluates the condition of in-use medical equipment for maintenance, upgrade, or replace recommendations.
1. QUALIFICATIONS: 1.1 Mandatory knowledge and skills.
1.1.1 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to represent the organization in a professional manner.
1.1.2 Knowledge of and skills in applying a wide range of specialized methods, principles, and techniques of electronics and complex medical system failures, recovery of systems, adjusting, modifying, and improving systems to include hardware and software components.
1.1.3 Knowledge of a wide range of electronic principles and practices, operating parameters, capabilities, and limitations of electronic systems associated with complex medical systems/equipment; and of systems and component design, capabilities, configurations, limitations, and functional operation; and of various types of electronic logic.
1.1.4 Knowledge of Air Force, Department of Defense, The Joint Commission, AAAHC, CAP, OSHA, NFPA, NEC, FDA and other regulations, procedures, and practices as it applies to biomedical equipment.
1.1.5 Skill in the interpretation of technical data such as drawings, schematics, blueprints, and specifications of complete electronic systems; in analyzing problems in integrated/interfacing systems involving numerous complex circuits; and in using complex electronic and electromechanical test and measuring equipment using integrated test functions for different purposes.
1.1.6 Ability to maintain, repair, and test biomedical equipment in accordance with strict OEM technical compliance.
Ability to solve technical and performance problems for highly complex electronic systems.
Ability to trace electronics logic from one system to another.
1.1.7 Ability to use standard Air Force computers and software to enter and extract data to maintain records and document actions.
1.2 Education. An associate degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering required.
1.3 Experience. At least two years of biomedical equipment technician experience is required.
1.4 Work Environment/Physical Requirements.
Work will be accomplished in various departments of the medical treatment facility or logical extension of the facility (i.e., satellite clinic, health and wellness centers).
Work areas may include isolated wards and in contaminated areas where personal protected equipment is required.
Occasionally work on live electrical wires, switches and transformers of various voltage levels, exposing the worker to the possibility of shock, cuts, bruises, scrapes and serious burns.
Exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation is possible, the contractor shall use appropriate safety procedures and devices as required by the Government.
1.5 Physical Requirements. The nature of the work requires moderate physical effort.
The biomedical equipment technician frequently is required to lift, carry or otherwise, handle, items weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds) with occasional encounters involving items greater than 18 kilograms.
Frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, stooping and working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods is required.
In addition to health requirements in the contract, the individual must pass color vision test.
2. UNIQUE MILITARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS/PROCEDURES: 2.1 A valid driver s license is required for the position in order to obtain authorization to drive a Government motor vehicle to service medical equipment that may be located in other buildings.
3. PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES: 3.1 Test and calibrate components using manufacturers’ manuals and troubleshooting techniques, hand tools, power tools and measuring devices.
3.2 Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
3.3 Inspect and test malfunctioning medical and related equipment following manufacturers’ specifications, using test and analysis instruments.
3.4 Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair and replace defective parts such as motors, transformers, and circuit boards.
3.5 Perform preventive maintenance or service such as cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment in accordance with OEM specifications.
3.6 Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition in accordance with Air Force Instructions.
3.7 Examine medical equipment and facility’s structural environment and check for proper use of equipment, to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards.
Ensures compliance with safety regulations and policies.
3.8 Study technical manuals and attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
3.9 Provide training to medical staff by explaining and demonstrating correct operation and operator preventive maintenance of medical equipment.
Location/Region: Kirtland Afb, NM