Title: Biomedical Technician
Reports to: Director of Biomedical Engineering
Location: Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM), Haiti
Organizational & Project Profile
Partners In Health (“PIH”), headquartered in Boston, MA, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through its service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has major programs in Haiti, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Burundi, Kazakhstan, the Dominican Republic, and Boston, working tirelessly to lessen the joint burden of disease and poverty.
In the town of Mirebalais, located at the intersection of two roads 30 miles north of Port-au-Prince, Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante (PIH/ZL) is in the midst of the biggest reconstruction project launched in Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake: a 312-bed teaching hospital. A national referral and teaching center, l’Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) was developed and designed in response to a direct request from the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) in accordance with the national plan to decentralize access to care and medical education. When the hospital opens in early 2013 the medical campus, encompassing eleven buildings, will offer a new standard of care and provide high-quality education for the next generation of Haitian medical students, resident physicians, nurses and other clinical staff.
As scheduled, assigned or required, engages in the selection, installation, testing, calibration, repair and maintenance of technical medical equipment and systems. Maintains repair parts inventory. Completes appropriate records and reports, which document equipment maintenance history and productivity in accordance with applicable regulations. Attends training to keep current with new types of medical equipment and technologies.
1. Degree in biomedical equipment technology, electronic technology, computer technology, or a related field; or the completion of a military biomedical equipment technology program or the equivalent.
2. At least 1 year of experience as biomedical technician at a hospital; or 2 years of direct biomedical engineering experience in a healthcare setting; or 4 years of general electronic experience with a proficiency in troubleshooting electronics, and the ability to read and interpret schematics.
3. Proficiency in Haitian Creole, proficiency in English a plus.
4. Demonstrated ability managing complexity and prioritizing multiple tasks.
5. Ability to work productively in highly collaborative settings while also able to function independently.
6. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants.
7. Interest in social justice and health care issues
NOTE: Interview process will begin June 2013
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