UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN LEAD
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
18731 (NE S WFSE HMC)
21871 (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.
Lead assigned personnel and perform complex work in designing, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, constructing and testing all electronic/mechanical/hydraulic equipment, apparatus, and systems used in a health care facility.
Regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of others.
Under general direction, independently perform complex work as a senior-level biomedical technician. Work on highly specialized patient care, life support, surgical services, imaging, and clinical laboratory equipment requiring special schooling, or constructing computer-interfaced prototypes, microprocessor controlled devices or test instruments.
Train, assign, provide direction, and check the work of Biomedical Equipment Technicians;
Schedule equipment testing, repair, and preventive maintenance;
Recommend equipment purchases and standardization to supervisor;
In conjunction with the supervisor, develop work standards, ensure compliance with quality assurance measures, and departmental policies and procedures;
Perform the work of a Biomedical Equipment Technician 3; 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, five years of experience in the repair and maintenance of medical equipment in the hospital setting, and computing and networking knowledge or experience
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 17403, Biomedical Electronics Technician Lead/Washington State Job Code 511H.