Ascension Health Biomedical Electronic Technician in Detroit, Michigan

Job ID: 275711

Biomedical Electronic Technician

Detroit, Michigan


Additional Job Information

Title: Biomedical Electronic Tech II

City, State: Detroit, MI

Location: St John Hospital & Medical Cen - 34028

Department: BioMed Clncl Engineering 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time, Day, 40 hours, Weekly

Schedule: Monday-Friday 7-330, this position will be part of an on call rotation

About Us

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

Job Description

Ascension associates are leaders who follow their heart. We give, grow, connect and provide care; together as a team we are committed to our mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Job Summary:

The Biomedical Electronic Technician under limited supervision, responsible and accountable for all preventive maintenance, repair and installation of all types of hospital medical equipment.


  • Maintains, repairs and installs hospital medical equipment and systems. Has a working knowledge of the operation, underlying physiological principles, and the practical and safe clinical application of patient care equipment.

  • Troubleshoots and calibrates electronic devices. Possesses in-depth knowledge of applicable safety and performance standards and hazards associated with biomedical instrumentation, equipment and systems.

  • Assures that all installations are in conformance with manufacturers specifications.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on all medical equipment and systems according to departmental schedules. Keeps a sufficient inventory of spare parts on hand to maintain the hospital medical equipment and systems.

  • Responds to emergency calls from critical areas in a timely manner.

  • Receives assignments and work orders to maintain and repair all types of biomedical instrumentation such as, but not limited to, defibrillators, monitors, ECG units, suction devices, circulating fluid pumps and other equipment. Reviews work orders for priority status and designated time schedules. Reads and interprets schematic diagrams and specifications. Orders materials and supplies; prepares and assembles materials, test equipment, supplies for work to be performed. While working on hardwired electronic equipment, performs “lock out, tag out” procedures per departmental policy.

  • Maintains all required records and documents relative to preventive and corrective maintenance activities, including hazard alerts and updates. Maintains appropriate operator’s manuals, technical documents and schematics. Completes all work orders in a timely, legible manner in order that complete and meaningful equipment histories are maintained.

  • Applies cost-effective measures in order to improve efficiency and supports cost containment efforts while delivering a high quality service. Works with medical equipment manufacturers on repairs and identifies components needed to maintain equipment. Provides “Values-Added” customer service consistent with hospital goals and policy.

  • Keeps work area clean, orderly and safe. Assures proper care in use of tools, equipment and supplies.

  • Demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and department safety programs. Improve patient safety in the delivery of health care by understanding and applying the patient safety goal for SJPHS/Ascension of no preventable deaths of injuries.

  • Interacts frequently with manufacturers’ technical and sales support people, either directly or via the internet.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to work with powered and hand-held equipment.

  • Ability to work with hazardous equipment.

  • Ability to utilize digital and analog oscilloscopes, function generators, and patient simulation/ test equipment.

  • Ability to work in hazardous patient care environments (wet locations, anesthetizing locations, isolation (positive or negative pressure rooms), etc. Qualifications Licenses/Certifications/Registration: Current Certified Biomedical Electronics Technician (CBET) or obtain certification within 36 months of the date of hire or promotion required. Education: Associate Degree in Biomedical Electronics, or equivalent associate degree with demonstrated science, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and computer hardware and software competencies required Specialized training in anesthesia, ventilators, large-scale physiological monitoring systems, and/or networking of computers and peripherals preferred Work Experience: Three to five years in hospital work including other medical equiment support activities required. Two years plus biomedical equipment internship required.

Professional Development: By supporting our associates and their professional development, we ultimately enhance the care and services we provide to the community. Through this development, our associates find new opportunities for career advancement. Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we provide a competitive compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit options. We support work-life balance through generous paid time off and encourage spirituality in the workplace.

We hope you want to join us here at Ascension in this critical role of patient care.For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It’s an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients so we can provide holistic care that treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Our innovative approach impacts and influences the community that we serve.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

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Reasonable Accommodation

St. John Providence Health System provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within St. John Providence Health System will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.

Thank you for considering a career with St. John Providence Health System.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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