Satellite Healthcare Biomedical Technician in Austin, Texas
Requisition Number 19-0100
Post Date 2/1/2019
Title Biomedical Technician
Job Category Clinical Support
Job Status Full Time
Work Hours 40
Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy
choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.
Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com at http://www.satellitehealth.com/ .
The Biomedical Technician is responsible for the repair and maintenance for all medical equipment in their assigned centers. This position performs all repair and maintenance according to Satellite Healthcare documentation, industry standards, and local, state
and federal regulatory requirements. The Biomedical Technician is responsible for assessments associated with the QAPI program (Quality Assessment Performance Improvement) within Satellite Healthcare. This position is also responsible for cost containment
as it relates to supply and parts inventories.
The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite’s I-CARE Standards.
Responsible for technical operations for their assigned centers including in-center, home therapies (WellBound) and hospital services (Acute programs), if applicable
Ensures accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and recommendations, follows company regulatory compliance procedures, and all local, state, federal regulatory requirements
Performs monthly assessment of the centers’ QAPI reports for regulatory compliance to identify opportunities for improvement
Responsible for purchasing and inventory management of supplies and equipment necessary to keep the center functioning properly
Coordinate with Regulatory Compliance to provide Technical Services support needed during natural disasters or emergency situations
Maintain positive working relationships with Satellite affiliated physicians, ensuring communication and dissemination of pertinent information as appropriate
Responsible for required preventative maintenance program as prescribed by the manufacturer and Satellite policy, including support documentation for all water treatment equipment, and related mechanical and electrical systems
Ensure defective parts with associated RGA (return goods authorization) and warranty parts are returned
Perform water/dialysate sample collection and processing per applicable policies and procedures
Review, evaluate and report water/dialysate quality results per applicable policies and procedures
Perform and ensure water treatment equipment disinfection following applicable policies and procedures
Responsible for driving the SHC culture within the Technical group by modeling core values and customer service standards
Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external vendors and internal colleagues
Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication
Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up on customer service issues in a timely manner
Other projects as assigned
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certificationsis qualifying.
Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D or equivalent required; Associate’s degree in Electronics, Biomedical Engineering or a combination of higher education and equivalent experience preferred
Experience: Six (6) months experience working in an industrial/medical technical setting
License/Certification: Current CHBT, CBNT or CBET national certification (or within 18 months of hire)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be able to independently travel to assigned locations as needed
Able to work flexible hours according to the needs of the business
Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office
Able to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate with others in English
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We offer a drug-free work environment.