Biomedical Technician Careers

Hospital technologyLove to fix things? Love to help people? Then you are going to love this opportunity!

There’s never been a better time to work in Clinical Engineering and there is no better place to use your skills than in northern Michigan. Our system of nine community hospitals offers plenty of opportunity to work and live in spectacular settings. 

Our Clinical Engineering team is a highly engaged group of Biomedical Equipment Technicians and Radiology Engineering Specialists. Patient care is truly at the center of everything we do in Clinical Engineering. We are dedicated to providing safe, reliable medical equipment for the care of our patients. You may not see the people you help, but their life may depend on what you do.

Working under the direction of the Clinical Engineering Manager, Biomedical Technicians provide calibration, installation, as well as routine and emergency service and repair to general and specialized medical devices such as patient monitors, IV pumps, ventilators, and clinical diagnostic equipment.

Radiology Engineering Specialists (also known as Imaging or Radiology Equipment Specialists) provide calibration, installation, planned maintenance, safety testing, routine and emergency service and repair to general and various specialized radiology equipment including general radiology/fluoroscopy units, portable units, C-arms, digital X-Ray detectors, mammography, MRI, DSA, CT, nuclear medicine, cardiac catheterization labs, ultrasound or systems networking equipment. 

Career Advancement

As you grow professionally, we offer new opportunities for career advancement. Whether you’re working on your associate’s degree or you’re a seasoned biomedical technician, we have a job description tailored to your experience level.

Biomedical Technician Internship: This short-term opportunity is designed for students further along in their associate’s degree in a biomedical equipment technology program.

Biomedical Technician I: This is the entry-level role for those who have graduated from or are currently enrolled in an associate’s degree program for biomedical equipment technology or electronics technology. As a biomedical technician I, you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the theory of operation and basic principles associated with the use and instrumentation needed to maintain medical devices.

Biomedical Technician II: This position is for those with a minimum of two years’ experience in health care biomedical equipment repair and calibration, as well as an associate’s degree in biomedical technology or electronic technology, or military training in biomedical equipment service.

Biomedical Technician III: This position requires a minimum of four years of experience in health care biomedical equipment repair and calibration, as well as an associate’s degree in biomedical technology or electronic technology, or military training in biomedical equipment service. Certification from the International Certification Commission as a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) is also required.

Interested in starting a career in Clinical Engineering?

Northwestern Michigan College now offers a biomedical equipment technician specialization, within the Engineering Technology AAS Degree. The degree specialization gives students an in-depth knowledge of the high technology equipment used in hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities.

Our hospital also places strong emphasis on internal education, providing opportunities to learn in simulation labs and from hands-on experience and training. Clinical Engineering offers support for biomedical technicians interested in earning their CBET certification.

At Munson Healthcare, we want our employees to reach their true potential and we give them the tools to get there.

 

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