UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN 1
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
18728 (NE S WFSE HMC)
21868 (NE H Temp WFSE HMC)
CLASS SERIES CONCEPT
Diagnose malfunctions, maintain, repair, install, test, develop and fabricate patient care, life support, and clinical laboratory equipment and apparatus for use in health care facilities and other patient care related areas. Provide technical support to health care professionals, clinicians, and technologists involved in patient care. Repair malfunctioning patient care life support equipment during emergent situations.
This series is distinguished from the Media Maintenance, Computer Maintenance, and Electronic Technician series by working in a health care facility on patient care, life support, and clinical laboratory equipment and apparatus for use in patient diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and life support.
Perform entry-level biomedical electronics work in troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, testing and calibrating all biomedical electronic/mechanical/hydraulic instruments, apparatus, equipment, and systems used in a health care facility.
Under direct supervision, receive on-the-job training and perform routine troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, installation, assembly, and testing activities such as but not limited to conducting electrical safety inspections; test and calibrate patient scales, microscopes, baby warmers, etc.; perform preventive maintenance; repair and fabricate patient cables, simple electronic circuits and assemblies related to patient care.
Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and test mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic equipment or apparatus such as patient scales, microscopes, hypothermia units, blood warmers, bone drills, cast cutters, infusion devices, electronic thermometers used in patient care;
Use electronic test equipment such as digital multi-meters, calibrators, safety analyzers, and defibrillator testers to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions to system, board, or component level;
Perform mechanical or electro-mechanical repair(s); perform electronic repairs to system, board, or component level; calibrate and/or test for proper operation;
Perform preventive maintenance and/or electrical safety inspections on basic patient care and clinical laboratory equipment; test, adjust, and calibrate to federal, state, and local electrical and fire safety standards;
Assist senior level technicians in the installation of patient care or clinical laboratory equipment for use in health care facilities;
Use proper biohazard (e.g. AIDS and hepatitis) and radiation (e.g. X-ray and isotope) practices while performing duties including special hospital procedures in operating rooms, delivery rooms, immuno-suppressed patients, etc.;
Confer with faculty, staff, clients, vendors, students, and/or supervisors in determining equipment problems or fulfilling service requests;
Evaluate medical equipment and prepare reports and documentation for unusual incident equipment malfunctions;
Order, stock, and store patient care and/or clinical laboratory equipment parts;
May repair malfunctioning patient care life support equipment during emergent situations;
May perform limited maintenance or repair on computers;
May create and maintain database files for equipment inventory;
May develop methods and procedures for proper operation of electronic equipment; and
Perform other duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
An Associate's Degree in Electronics, Biomedical Equipment Technology or related field
CLASS SPECIFICATION HISTORY
01-01-2021: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC decision to add this title to the WFSE HMC bargaining unit (Case #132956-E-20). Incorporates the work of UW classified non-union job code 17400, Biomedical Electronics Technician 1/Washington State Job Code 511E.