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SIDRA4105 - Senior Engineer – Biomedical (General)

Department: Biomedical Engineering Div
Division: Facilities Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Jul-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

DEPARTMENT/BRANCH PROFILE:

The Biomedical Engineering department is responsible for the oversight and management of all patient care equipment and associated technology deployed at Sidra Medical and Research Centre. The department will provide services for the end-to end support of all clinical technology including equipment planning, selection and procurement, deployment and implementation, maintenance and support, and safe disposition. The department will partner with caregivers to sustain and improve patient care and safety by providing high-value medical equipment services and seeking and developing innovative technology solutions. Responsible for providing quality and timely support by planning, organizing, controlling and coordinating medical technology within the framework of existing policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. 

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Engineer - Biomedical is responsible for the supervision of assigned BME Technicians and Technologists and functions in a senior technical capacity on a variety of assigned medical equipment (working supervisory position). Supervises, coordinates and influences all functions related to the daily safety testing, repair and maintenance of biomedical patient care equipment. Provides on-site leadership for all components of the medical equipment management plan, and participates in the development of departmental policies, programs and continuous quality improvement initiatives. Maximizes patient safety by supporting proper use, application and operational performance for patient care equipment. Acts as a technical resource to other BME staff for repair and maintenance activities on selected equipment and systems.
KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Provides critical problem solving and decision making including work prioritization of equipment with higher clinical repair needs.
  • Provides autonomous management of time in coordination with the BME Manager and in consideration of departmental-wide strategies, policies and systems for workforce planning, occupational health and safety, education and training and performance management.
  • Demonstrates an on-going commitment to service quality improvement, and ensures a high level commitment to professional job performance and customer service throughout Sidra.
  • Promotes and maintains effective communication with all team members of the BME department towards achieving the departmental objectives.
  • Participates in the use of a paperless, CAFM integrated, equipment maintenance program incorporating the transfer of test data from BME specific automated test equipment to generate accurate data and relevant histories in compliance with JCIA standards.
  • Supports implementation and ongoing improvement of BME department service related programs, including operational standards and relevant key performance indicators.
  • Ensures the availability of relevant electronic data to the BME manager for analysis of maintenance operations and performance as required in support of selected KPI’s.
  • Develops balanced work schedules within the CAFM program for self and subordinate staff, while considering flexible leave schedules.
  • Evaluates assigned staff productivity, efficiency and other specific work quality performance indices.
  • Participates in staff evaluations for assigned staff.
  • Ensures subordinate staff has adequate resources to perform assigned repairs and maintenance.
  • Coordinates with BME Trainer to ensure that all technical staff have been trained or demonstrated competence on assigned equipment.
  • Monitors monthly expenses and works with management in recommendations for controlling operational costs.
  • Coordinates test equipment repairs and scheduled testing for JCI compliance.
  • Functions as a resource person for assigned equipment, which may include providing scheduled or on-the-spot instruction to clinical staff regarding the safe and proper use of medical equipment.
  • Collaborates with other support departments (FM, or IT), to develop support plans for those devices requiring multi-disciplinary support
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS – SELECTION CRITERIA:

ESSENTIAL:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic/ Biomedical Engineering
  • 5+ year’s progressively more advanced technical experience in the Biomedical Engineering field ranging from hands-on to senior technical roles, followed by a minimum of 3+years supervisory level experience (i.e. a minimum 8+ years total BME experience)
  • Demonstrated experience participating in JCAHO or JCIA accreditation surveys
  • Full understanding of the IEC 80001-1 standard
  • Combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • Multicultural workplace experience
  • Proven technical background in a variety of clinical areas (i.e. OR, Anesthesia, Imaging, Laboratory, general equipment, etc.)
  • Skilled in the use of electronic medical equipment database programs
  • Understanding of automated BME test equipment concepts
  • Skilled in the understanding of current electrical safety codes
  • Able to function at committee level for expert technical advice on selected medical devices
  • Familiar with the JCIA, AAMI, ECRI, NFPA, ANSI, FDA, etc. and able to test devices to the latest standards
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

PREFERRED:

  • Comprehensive work experience with the IEC 80001-1 standard
  • Hospital experience utilizing an RFID based tracking solution for medical devices
  • JCIA accreditation process in the last 2 years
  • Supervisory experience in a hospital environment of 250 bed or larger
  • BMET/ICC certified
  • Enterprise wide use of HECS, AIMS or Integrated CAFM/ CMMS (Vision FM, St. Croix, TMA, Four Rivers, etc.)
  • Have worked with automated BME specific test equipment/ protocols and their CMMS data transfer
  • Have worked with enterprise-wide RTLS solutions or have a demonstrated strength in related IT systems
  • Able to articulate the integration efforts between the IEC and AAMI/FDA towards a common international electrical safety standard
  • Performed at hospital-wide standing committee(s) as a BME department representative.
  • Minimum of 2+ years international work experience with successful participation in meetings, conferences or foreign organizations
  • Comfortable in English public speaking situations, leading/facilitating meetings and able to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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