University of Utah Health Care

  • Biomedical Technician

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Location Name
    Information Technology Services
    Patient Care?
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position is responsible for performing advanced technical advisory work on clinical, communication, patient care, and other related equipment. The incumbent repairs, maintains, and calibrates equipment in addition to running safety tests and providing technical support to the hospital staff.

    This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.


    • Assists the department in testing new equipment and working with vendors to make purchases and install equipment.
    • Orders and maintains proper stock levels in the department's inventory, stores department goods and equipment in the correct manner, and appropriately responds to manufacturers' equipment recall notices.
    • Ensures that equipment meets all regulatory compliance requirements as mandated by local, state, and federal agencies.
    • Maintains and updates a database of repair and technical support information required to perform repairs on a variety of equipment.
    • Utilizes and maintains a variety of test and calibration equipment including oscilloscopes, multi-meters, frequency counters, physiological signal simulators, power supplies, and special test instrumentation.
    • Assists in designing, modifying, and installing mechanical or electrical alterations to equipment in order to improve efficiency, performance, and/or extend useful life.
    • Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and overhauls electronic and mechanical equipment following manufacturer's instructions and department safety precautions. This includes but is not limited to patient monitors, paging systems, life support equipment, electrocardiograph equipment, ventilators, respiratory equipment, and pace makers.
    • Responds to trouble calls from staff in assigned areas and makes recommendations regarding the appropriate courses of action to resolve equipment-related issues.
    • Maintains a log of repairs, electrical safety testing, and maintenance actions.
    • Keeps accurate records of time and materials utilized in the performance of all duties.
    • Participates in on-the-job training to advance and acquire new skills regarding sophisticated and specialized electronic equipment.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated customer service, human relations, and effective communication skills.




    • Two years of experience in electronics or equivalency.
    • Experience with computer networking.

    Qualifications (Preferred)


    • Experience with electronics in a health care environment.
    • Associate's Degree in Electronics or equivalency.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. The position may involve moving heavy equipment and/or supplies. This position involves a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking


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