The Clinical Engineering Technician is responsible for the organization of installation and maintenance of the equipment within the clinical molecular lab.
- Drafts preventative maintenance procedures and makes corrections/changes to existing procedures.
- Attends training sessions on instrumentation to learn function, basic programming, maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Identifies, troubleshoots and recommends repair and spare parts.
- Is computer literate in basic operating systems and applicable software programs.
- Maintains and expands professional and personal skills. Expands knowledge of medical technologies.
- Maintains effective working relationships with other departments and participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
- Participates in service training of new technicians concerning use and operation of laboratory equipment.
- Performs and/or coordinates vendor and contractor scheduling for equipment installation, repair, preventative maintenance and trainings
- Performs initial acceptance inspections on new equipment and completes all required paperwork.
- Performs modifications and upgrades on devices as directed by the manufacturer or department leader.
- Performs or coordinates Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), Performance Qualifications (PQ) and Function Verifications (FV) of equipment following installation, repair or preventative maintenance.
- Compiles, analyzes and submits data for review, according to equipment/procedure specific acceptance criteria, following an IQ, OQ, PQ or FV.
- Monitors and performs, or coordinates, departmental equipment cross correlations
- Assists in ensuring department compliance of routine preventative maintenance tasks.
- Repairs and troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment, when appropriate.
- Maintains an accurate record of all work performed.
- Responds to emergency situations in clinical areas and provides support as required and requested. Interacts with staff whenever appropriate.
- Treats all patient information strictly confidential.
- Schedules and performs preventative maintenance inspections on instruments and completes all associated paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
- Is knowledgeable of applicable safety and electrical limits for health care equipment.
- Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards.
- Support compliance to all applicable regulatory and standard requirements (CLIA, NYS, CAP, ISO, etc.).
- Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors or Master’s degree in a science field. Minimum of one year post-graduation experience for a Bachelors, or one year post-graduation experience for a Masters, working in a laboratory (clinical preferred). However, it is also acceptable to:
- Be a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State in which the laboratory is located or have earned a doctoral, master’s or bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution or Have earned an associate degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution.
- 1 year experience in repair and/or troubleshooting of laboratory equipment. Knowledge of laboratory safety and quality control procedures and regulations.
Core Skills & Competencies:
- Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills. Proven attention to detail with effective organizational skills.
- Effective interpersonal and team skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet for business use.
- Drive for Results (Service, Quality, and Continuous Improvement) – Ensure procedures and processes are in place that lead to delivery of quality results and continually reassess their effectiveness to achieve continuous improvement.
- Requires a high degree of care and attention with strict adherence to defined clinical testing protocols.
- Communication – Proficient verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to share and receive information and ideas from all levels of the organization in order to achieve the desired results.
- Teamwork – Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team.
- Customer Service Focus – Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding client/customer needs and then delighting the client/customer by exceeding service and quality expectations.
- Must possess ability to sit, stand, and/or work at a computer for long periods of time.
- May have exposure to blood-borne pathogens, extreme temperatures, high noise levels, fumes and bio-hazardous material/chemicals including formalin in the lab environment.
- Visual acuity and analytical skill to distinguish fine detail. Ability to pass a visual color discrimination test.
- This position requires periodic travel and some evenings, weekends and/or Holidays.
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Caris Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
Job Type: Full-time
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Referral program
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekend availability
- Bonus pay
- Bachelor's (Required)
- repair and/or troubleshooting of laboratory equipment: 1 year (Required)
- Molecular lab: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location