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General Summary/Overview Statement
The Clinical Engineer provides engineering services to medical and research areas including: selection, acquisition and service of medical devices, project management, technical investigations of clinical incidents, clinical/technical problem-solving, device design and solution of novel system and technical problems. The Clinical Engineer may lead a team comprised of engineers and technicians. The Clinical Engineer also educates medical and technical staff on medical technologies, leads quality improvement activities and suggests innovative solutions to technical problems
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Works with a multidisciplinary team of internal and external customers and stakeholders to identify the needs, coordinates the purchase, manages the installation, helps organize the in service training, plans for the handoff to day-to-day operations, and documents the project. Assists with equipment purchases.
- May work in conjunction with the Device Liaisons and clinical or research departments to design, implement, and analyze studies for new medical equipment evaluations and trials.
- Suggests and helps implement strategies for management of technology in assigned clinical areas in or around clinical/non-clinical devices.
- Responsible for reporting clinical incidents involving medical devices and disseminating information to all necessary parties. Communicates to manufacturers about problems with medical devices; ensures appropriate response.
- Maintains knowledge of and advises hospital personnel of codes and regulations regarding clinical devices and support facilities.
- Acts as a resource to the department.
- Serves on internal and/or external hospital committees and working groups.
- Provides on-call response to administrative, management and/or technical problems.
- Performs other related duties as required.
**The term medical equipment may be either or all of electronic, mechanical and computer-based technologies for use in clinical or research applications. Some clinical engineers may have a concentration on technologies that are more network and IT-based.**Qualifications
- BS in Engineering. Clinical Engineering certification desirable.
- 0-3 years of related experience.
- Experience in clinical engineering in a hospital preferred; industry or academic setting or equivalent setting is acceptable.
- Strong skills in management of engineering projects and/or personnel.
- Ability to diagnose and solve technical and/or system problems of moderate complexity.
- Knowledge of electronic, mechanical and/or computer engineering design and applications' principles preferred.
- High level of computer literacy and the use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, statistics, engineering tools and programming.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to successfully communicate and collaborate with others of different skill sets, backgrounds and levels within and external to the organization.
- Ability to work within a complex and programmatic environment under general direction.
- Demonstrates leadership ability.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Some skill in technical writing.
- Some skill in presenting or teaching technical information to others. .
- Maintains a proficient level of Clinical Engineering expertise
May work in clinical or repair facility with exposure to biological contamination, e.g., blood, and hazardous electrical or mechanical energy, e.g., high voltage. Occasional lifting of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person may be requested.Fiscal Responsibility
- Ensures accurate preparation
Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
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