1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Engineer
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
AA degree or two year vocational/technical degree is equivalent with necessary work experience to demonstrate proficiency in the areas described in section two. Masters or Bachelors Degree in Engineering preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3+ years experience inspecting, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing the following types of Medical Equipmen: physiologic monitors; various styles of infusion/ feeding pumps; electrocardiographs; blood pressure monitors; infant incubators; radiant warmers; electrosurgical units; defibrillator monitors; patient scales; hypo/hyperthermia equipment; physical therapy equipment; sterilizers; misc equipment used in the Operating room; and some clinical laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, incubators, slide stainers, shakers, warmers, and flame photometers. At least 3+ additional years experience , troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing the following types of specialized medical equpment: anesthesia instruments; hemodialysis units; ventilators (respirators);advance cardiac catheterization monitoring; lasers; heart-lung bypass machines; Ultrasound; clinical laboratory analyzers; and/ or radiologic equipment (demonstrated through experience from manufacturer’s service training or other reliable source and ability to repair such devices on a regular basis without assistance.) Advanced engineering design experience in the area of healthcare. This can be through past experience or training during bachelors or graduate engineering school.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Project Management
  1. Participate and coordinate necessary equipment issues during construction projects to assure that the necessary equipment is included in the project, it is specified to architect, purchased, installed, and setup appropriately.
  2. Participate in various levels of medical equipment selection, installation, setup, and disposition of the medical equipment.
  3. Communicate and follow up on responsibilities as assigned during the construction phases.
  4. Stay current in construction codes and standards related to medical equipment.
  5. Stay current in the area of medical equipment technology to provide consultative services to departments.
  1. Design medical equipment solutions; may be modifications to current devices, new devices, or modifications to accessories on current devices.
  2. Work within safety and risk parameters to assure design will ensure patient safety.
  3. Communicate the status of requests, progress, and timelines to all parties involved.
  4. Independently create and design the solution with the clinical provider and carry it through to implementation.
  1. As new technology avails itself, coordinate necessary training with clinicians to assure best utilization of equipment is in place.
  2. Provide consultation and training to clinical staff in the area of medical equipment application, usage and areas in which alternative applications are possible to improve care.
  3. Provide advanced technical expertise to biomedical engineering department in the area of equipment operation, repair, design, and application
Maintain Safe Work Area
  1. Maintain work area in a safe, clean and orderly manner.
  2. Communicate effectively to other biomedical engineering personnel in regard to hazards associated with biomedical equipment testing in the shop.
  3. Act as a member of the internal engineering emergency response team.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.