The Biomedical Equipment Technician is responsible for the repair and maintenance for all medical equipment in assigned dialysis center(s).
ABOUT SATELLITE HEALTHCARE Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has been among the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services, and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite Healthcare is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.
At Satellite Healthcare (SHC), we work with Purpose at the heart of everything we do. It starts with our Mission to make life better for those living with kidney disease and our Vision to be unsurpassed in our individualized experience, our quality, and our compassion. Our core Values round out our Purpose by defining how we choose to show up each day. As a member of the team, you will be invited to discover your own personal purpose at work and ways to activate that purpose to create a more fulfilling work-life for yourself. It is our hope and belief that, as you and your colleagues learn to courageously live and work by your purpose, you will find that it not only lifts your work and career, but the organization and the community of patients as well.
ABOUT THE ROLE The Biomedical Equipment Technician is an integral key contact and coordinator of services for the operation and safety of our locations; chronic, home and/or Acutes. They play a critical role in the quality of patient treatments and the patient experience. They are the subject matter expert on all Dialysis Equipment / Water Treatment Systems; Central and Portable / Minor Medical equipment, and all physical plant related needs. The Biomedical Equipment Technician is accountable to assist in the education of staff on medical equipment, inventory management and water treatment systems including concentrate solutions. They help guide all center, acute and home operations. They also serve as the communication / coordination conduit for center operation leadership and outside vendors / services providers / applicable municipal agencies. They serve as the Inventory Management Controller for all medical supplies, medications, and parts to service all equipment.
This position performs all repair and maintenance according to Satellite Healthcare documentation, industry standards, and local, state and federal regulatory requirements. This role is responsible for assessments associated with the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement program, within Satellite Healthcare.
The Biomedical Equipment Technician partners with their Biomedical Operations Manager to develop a customized plan which integrates all maintenance priorities balanced with the priorities of the supplies and overall location needs. The Biomedical Equipment Technician serves as a center leader in the areas of water, equipment, supplies, inventory and physical plant. They conduct audits by collaborating with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to facilitate a high-quality functioning center.
ABOUT YOU You will play a vital role to ensure that we deliver on our Mission to make life better for those living with kidney disease and our Vision to be unsurpassed in our individualized experience, our quality, and our compassion. You approach your work with an indisputable sense of greater Purpose. You are other-centered and thrive in environments that provide you fulfillment when enhancing the lives of those you care and serve. You are collaborative in developing plan of corrections and employ critical thinking and flexibility to solve problems. You will take pride knowing your daily functions contribute to every treatment that occurs within your assigned locations. You are self-motivated, love a challenge, goal oriented, and gain deep satisfaction from building lifetime relationships. The Biomedical Technician must be willing to be a constant student of their craft as there is a wealth of knowledge to learn and retain. Good time management, prioritization and organizational skills is imperative for success in this role. Having excellent communication skills and being a team player is also a great benefit.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
Relationships: You will work in close coordination with your Biomedical Operations Manager, directly with the Center Manager and a multi-disciplinary team who are just as passionate as you with making a difference in others’ lives. You will be supported by experienced Biomedical Leaders to mentor you and further your development and expertise. You will also work alongside servant leaders who look to support you in providing care that is unsurpassed by others in our industry. You will develop communication skills, rapport and relationships with all staff, leadership, patients and outside vendors allowing you to develop a high level professionalism. As a member of the Biomedical Operations Department you will carry the mindset of “Alone we do so little, together we can do so much”
Impact: You will set the level of expectation and standard for how staff interact with all things inanimate at assigned location and what patients experience. They will follow your lead! You will be a key member and a relied upon resource for the interdisciplinary team, physicians and patients. You will be a key member of the interdisciplinary team, partnering with Physicians, Center Manager, Nurses, Social Workers, Dieticians and other disciplines to provide holistic, highest-quality care to our patients. Due to your machine maintenance, water treatment system upkeep, physical environment controller and constant supply management, this will allow for the ability of continuous treatments in a safe and effective manner.
Growth: You will receive many challenges that will enhance your professional skills and capabilities. You will receive expert mentorship from experienced Biomedical Leadership and experienced peers to guide your professional growth and development. You will work in an environment where fulfilling one’s aspirations are what guide multiple options for development that is open to multiple departments and fields of expertise within Satellite Healthcare. There is no problem too small nor too big. You will work in an environment where events occur beyond your control which will give you the opportunity to lead by example, solve problems effectively and grow daily which will lead to you becoming a Servant Leader.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Experience: 6 months experience in a healthcare setting, preferred, Experience as an auto mechanic or experience in water treatment systems a strong plus!
Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D or equivalent required.
License/Certifications: Valid driver’s license; CPR certification within 6 months from hire date.
Satellite Healthcare – Improving the Lives of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)In 1973, Norman S. Coplon, M.D. began Satellite Healthcare with the objective of improving the quality of life of his dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon established Satellite Healthcare as a not-for-profit, community benefit organization, which allows us to focus primarily on patients.Four decades later, Satellite Healthcare has shaped CKD healthcare in our industry, and continues to elevate the standards of patient care and innovation.Today, we provide a range of expert services to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Satellite strives to individualize each patient's care to help him or her enjoy their life to the fullest.Satellite Dialysis — We operate 40 high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet the long-term clinical needs of more than 4,000 CKD patients.Satellite WellBound — With more than 20 centers in place, we focus on personalized training and support for patients performing dialysis at home. In addition, WellBound provides a robust complement of pre-dialysis patient wellness education programs that can help prevent or slow the progression of early st...age CKD.At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing:Compassionate care with a personalized touchWellness education to empower longer, healthier livesBest clinical practices resulting in outcomes that consistently exceed industry performance standards Opportunities for nephrologists to focus on their patients in comfortable, state-of-the-art environmentsIn addition to patient care, our clinical research division works on finding medical breakthroughs for CKD patients by conducting both internal and external research.For more information, contact Info@SatelliteHealth.com.