The Sterilizer Repair Technician (SRT) performs repairs, inspections, and preventive maintenance on high level infection prevention equipment used throughout the UPMC Health System and its affiliates as well as physician offices, other institutions and BioTronics Inc clients. Under minimal supervision relies on experience and prudent judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.
Consult directly with surgeons, surgical specialty nurses as well as ancillary staff in all surgical based departments.
Maintain records of all work activities in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (ITS) and Kronos system.
Participate in the development of Clinical Engineering Generalist I and II.
Participates in on-call rotation as indicated by director.
Perform routine preventive maintenance, inspections and repairs on infection prevention, sterilization, surgical positioning, lighting and ancillary equipment to include Low, Medium, High and Specialty groups.
Priority Class 'High' Equipment includes but is not limited to: ESU, ventricular assist devices, nursery incubators, pacemakers, thermocyclers, spectrophotometer, portable bypass system, injectors, muse system, defibrillator, ultrasound (diagnostic), x-ray imagers, x-ray portables, x-ray processors, x-ray tables, x-ray TV systems, Cranes-Buckys, scope sterilizers, washer decontaminators, cart washers, orthopedic specialty instruments, servers and gateways. Priority Class 'Specialty' Equipment includes but is not limited to: Nuclear camera, CT scanners, cath lab systems, dialysis, anesthesia, ventilators, sterilizers (steam and ETO), gas plasma sterilizers, tunnel washer, lasers, MRI, linear accelerator, perfusion equipment, surgical endoscope repair, system installations and relocations, diagnostic software support, clinical application and mapping systems.
Priority Class 'Low' Equipment includes but is not limited to: Lab equipment, physical therapy equipment, saws, dental equipment, compressors, and general patient care equipment, arthroscopy instruments, standard scissors, forceps, retractors, elevators, ortho curettes, osteotomes, chisels, bone cutters, printer and PC peripherals. Priority Class 'Medium' Equipment includes but is not limited to: Patient monitoring systems, video equipment, warmers (blood and fluid), scope washers, lab equipment (analyzers), oximeters, infusion devices, diagnostic test equipment (pulmonary), NIBP units, humidifiers, oxygen equipment (respiratory), nerve/muscle stimulator, Doppler, computer work stations, pumps, tourniquets, SCD, hypothermia, EKG machines, ultrasound (PT), OR tables, OR lights and sonics, rongeurs, needle holders, general imaging/radiology equipment.
Provide consultation to administration, nursing, and medical staff regarding operational, training, application and technological advancements of infection prevention and sterilization equipment.
Travel between UPMC sites, hospital affiliates, and institutions for services with BioTronics Inc is required as needed. Use of personal vehicle may be required.
Understand and follow all repair manuals and procedures, understands electrical and electronics schematics, steam and piping diagrams and standards related to sterilization and washing / decontamination equipment.
Understand, implement and provide training on specific regulatory requirements i.e., TJC, CLEA etc.
Understand, operate and provide training on all standard and or specialty equipment.
Work with vendors, architects, contractors building trades (plumbing and electrical) and administration on installation and de-installation of equipment.
Associates degree in either Biomedical/Electrical/Computer/ IT Information Technology or Journeyman papers (if applicable) or equilavent military training and/or experience and associated training on steam powered devices is required.
Minimum five years of hospital or manufacturers service experience.
Manufacturers Certification of two priority types of Specialty equipment. Superior knowledge of multi-vendor sterilization, washing / decontamination equipment devices and their uses.
Superior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, physics, chemistry, optics, pneumatrics, hydraulics, hospital structure and regulatory requirements (as applicable).
Superior computer skills as required to operate a Computer Maintenance Management System and common office software incluidng but not limited to MS Office.
May in the course of duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with the medication sis allowed.
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