Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Clinical Engineer

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description



Under general supervision from the River People Health Center Administrator, the Clinical Engineer will oversee all aspects of equipment acquisition planning, installation and testing and outside vendor management and clinical engineering services, including performing rounds on clinical (patient care) units to verify proper equipment use and operation. Develop and monitor compliance with equipment preventive maintenance schedules. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring the optimal functioning of our clinical equipment, contributing to the quality of patient care in our ambulatory healthcare clinic. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Examples of Tasks

1. Technical Support - Provide technical support for clinical equipment maintenance, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, parts inventory management, and conducting rounds in customer areas. May participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Education - Develop patient care equipment safety programs and device-specific in-service education for clinical staff as needed.
  • Documentation - Maintain comprehensive records of all actions and test results using computerized maintenance management software applications.
  • Troubleshooting problems with equipment or processes to identify their causes and solutions
  • Developing, testing, and implementing new technologies in clinical settings
  • Performing preventive maintenance on equipment, such as replacing filters or lubricating moving parts
2. Project Coordination - Collaborate on special projects, such as equipment acquisition planning, bid specification development, vendor proposal analysis, installation planning, acceptance testing, equipment upgrades, and disposal.
  • Vendor Management - Establish and maintain strong relationships with medical equipment vendors. Evaluate vendor proposals, negotiate contracts, and oversee vendor performance to ensure the delivery of quality products and services.
3. Preventative Maintenance - Develop and manage preventive maintenance schedules and guidelines. Train technical staff on proper testing and maintenance procedures for department-maintained devices.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Adhere to industry standards and best practices in clinical engineering, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and maintaining equipment calibration and certification.
  • Alerts and Recalls - Monitor patient care equipment safety alerts and recall notices and take appropriate actions to ensure affected equipment is tested or removed from service.
  • Cybersecurity - Implement and maintain cybersecurity protocols to protect clinical equipment and patient data from cyber threats. Ensure compliance with healthcare cybersecurity regulations and standards.
4. Quality Assurance - Contribute to department and system-wide quality assurance initiatives related to patient care equipment use and maintenance. Generate reports based on data assessment and conduct quality audits as needed.
  • Incident Investigation - Perform incident investigations and equipment performance analyses as required.
  • Safety - Review and contribute to emergency and safety plans related to critical patient care equipment use and operation.

5. Perform other job-related duties as assigned to enhance departmental operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the history, customs, culture, traditions and government of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, electro-mechanics, and electronic fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment function, operation, and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of public health awareness and understanding.
  • Knowledge of public health practices and concerns.

  • Skill in data collection and analysis.
  • Skill in vendor management.
  • Skill with verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in program planning, operational processes, and budget creation.
  • Skills for building positive working relationships.
  • Skill with program protocol development and problem-solving.
  • Skill with computers and technology.

  • Ability to effectively manage diverse employees in high-stress situations.
  • Ability to write technical reports and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to perform analytical problem-solving to determine equipment failure causes and ensure proper functioning.
  • Ability to adopt a team player mentality and exercise adaptability.
  • Ability to write reports and make presentation on technical issues.
  • Ability to analytical determine the cause of equipment failure or malfunction and to repair it to ensure proper functioning
  • Ability to work as a productive member of a team.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues and maintain appropriate, professional and confidential relationships.
  • Ability to incorporate cultural differences, health beliefs and learning styles.
  • Ability to develop and implement program protocols as well as identify and address programmatic problems.
  • Ability to bend, lift, and move in a manner consistent with the duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in electrical, clinical or biomedical engineering is required. Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering with a clinical engineering concentration is preferred.

  • Experience: Five (5) years professional clinical engineering experience required
  • Preferred Certifications: Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE), Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Certified Healthcare Technology Manager (CHTM), and Cybersecurity Certifications related to healthcare cybersecurity
  • Experience working with Native Americans strongly preferred.

  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.
  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

  • May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children".

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.