Clinical Equipment Technician

Summary:
The Clinical Equipment Technician (PCE) Tech reports to the Supervisor Patient Care Equipment. Cleans disinfects and delivers medical equipment accessories and supplies. Tech will be expected to assist with record keeping and re-ordering of supplies for the department.

 

Responsibilities:
Delivers clean disinfected medical equipment accessories and supplies as requested by the clinical units.



Confirm basic operations of portable equipment to ensure working order and to ensure appropriate repairs are made. Cleans and disinfects returned equipment and accessories according to established policy.



Perform daily rounds to ensure rotation and adequate supply of portable equipment and oxygen cylinders are distributed to clinical areas.



Perform daily rounds to maintain an adequate supply of oxygen cylinders to meet safety guidelines.



Document all PCE activities in the Equipment Management system.



Perform thorough visual inspection of portable medical equipment to ensure all mechanics are intact and functioning properly.



Perform troubleshooting where appropriate including but not limited to battery changes power cord and cable integrity and hose replacement.



Conduct daily inventories of crash carts equipment and supplies.



Maintain the code cart exchange program including rotation of supplies replenishment of cart supplies and documentation in Maximo post event.



Maintain cleanliness and organization of all Patient Care Equipment storage rooms.



Provides input in PCE department procedure changes and assists in implementation.



Communicate equipment problems beyond the scope of departmental resolve to Supervisor or Medical Engineering personnel.



Maintain quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.



Remove malfunctioning equipment from service and coordinate with Medical Engineering for repair.



Collaborate to expedite discharges by delivering durable medical equipment (DME) to patients in a timely manner.



Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

High School diploma or equivalent is required in addition to six months on-the-job training.



Ability to use Windows based maintenance management program to enter and retrieve service records.



Organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary to collaborate with coworkers and/or work independently to ensure task completion.



Problem solving prioritization and time management skills are required to accommodate fast paced hospital environment.



Customer service skills are necessary to deal with vendor and customer requests.



EXPERIENCE:

Preferred: Six to twelve months experience with hospital environment and familiarity with hospital equipment.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Potential contact with hazardous waste dust and dirt when cleaning and retrieving equipment may occur.



There is also the potential for exposure to electrical hazards.



Occasional exposure to contagious disease through the retrieval of used equipment.



Hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions.



Position requires constant walking and pushing of equipment and occasional lifting of up to 60 lbs.



Position requires inter- and intra-department communication to complete tasks appropriately.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 2

 

Union: Non-Union