Req ID: 163782
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Department: FMS Clinical Engineering
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: UNIFOR Support Position
Posting Closing Date: 27-Sep-23
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.
Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.
Biomedical Engineering Technologists provide support for medical technology Biomedical Techs repair, maintain, and calibrate life support, and other medical devices including but not limited to:
Heart/lung consoles, external pacemakers, dialysis machines, ventilators, anaesthetic machines, defibrillators, patient monitoring networks, and other patient care equipment including diagnosis, surgical, laboratory, and therapeutic devices. Biomedical Techs also maintain computers and networks. Equipment is maintained to current manufacturer, and national performance and safety standards. Biomedical Techs assist in the training of physicians nurses, therapists and other technical staff. This involves existing and new equipment and software update Biomedical Techs are involved with special clinic projects to enhance research in patient care and therapy. A history of all repairs and calibrations in continuously recorded Biomedical Techs support and initialize the replacement or enhancement of medical equipment and systems. Biomedical techs install and configure the systems. Biomedical Engineer is a multi-disciplinary filed requiring expertise in sub-specialties:
a) Electronic technology
c) Mechanical technology
d) Respiratory/anesthesia technology.
Biomedical Techs receive advanced training from manufacturers and provide training to other Biomedical Engineering Techs. Travel throughout Cape Breton is required to perform repairs and maintenance on medical equipment. The Biomedical Technologist report directly to the manager of Clinical Engineering. Repairs and technical support are provided during evenings and week-ends through an on call rotation.
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
Electronics Engineering Technology (accredit 2 years diploma) required.
Specialized training in Biomedical Engineering, Dialysis, Respiratory Therapy, Mechanical Technology, and Electrical Technology an asset.
C.E.T. Certification (or eligibility) through Provincial Technology Society is an asset and pre-requisite for CBET Certification.
C.B.E.T. (c) Certification is an asset and required for Certified Technologist rate.
Access to a reliable vehicle is required. Travel to other sites or throughout the province is required. .
Courses in Anatomy and Physiology an asset.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) service training (1 to 2 weeks) an asset.
Courses in Networks and Information Technology (4 months) an asset.
Strong background in Physics (fluid dynamics an asset), Math, Chemistry Biology.
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.
Permanent, full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$29.24 - $36.55 Hourly
Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.
Once You've Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a Support bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.
Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.