Biomedical Tech I:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Req ID: 16152

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Biomedical Technician I performs safety checks, repairs, and preventive maintenance on patient monitoring systems, EKG machines, electrosurgical units, defibrillators, electronic thermometers, patient beds, incubators, infusion devices and other biomedical instrumentation. The BMET I works under the direction and/or guidance more senior personnel and assures that all clinical instrumentation in assigned areas are operating safely, accurately in accordance with manufacturer’s and/or the Biomedical Engineering departments’ performance specifications . In addition, the BMET I will perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor or service manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains an identifiable & professional appearance. Follows all applicable hospital and department policies & procedures. Maintains a clean, organized, safe & quiet work area. Active participant in meetings and on committees. Identifies and addresses own learning needs. Demonstrates knowledge, ability & sensitivity to effectively render services based on patient base, their families and environment of care.


  • Repairs defective equipment to manufacturer’s specifications. Troubleshoots problem in a logical & methodical manner. Receives assistance and guidance from more experienced personnel. Uses appropriate tools, test equipment, technical manuals and manufacturer support as necessary. Able to work with and take direction from others as requested and/or directed. Maintains appropriate & sufficient tools to perform assigned work, replacing lost or defective tools as appropriate. Employs electrostatic protection as appropriate. Exercises proper infection control techniques when performing repairs. Identifies and orders appropriate replacement parts (with assistance as required) according to established repair turn-a-round ordering guidelines, performing follow-up on part orders as necessary. Informs user of repair status as appropriate. Evaluates equipment failures (with assistance as required) to identify user errors or manufacturing defects, providing feedback to users & management as appropriate. Begins repair work within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of equipment, completing repairs within seventy-two (72) hours of start of repair.


  • Performs preventive maintenance, electrical safety & functional testing in accordance with prescribed protocols Performs preventive maintenance in accordance with department and/or manufacturer’s documented protocols. Performs repairs (with assistance as required) found during performance of preventive maintenance to manufacturer’s specifications. Affixes inspection, calibration & information stickers to equipment as applicable. Makes procedural recommendations as deemed appropriate. Completes ninety-eight percent (98%) of all scheduled inspections within the thirty (30) day inspection period. Informs supervisor when inspection completion percentage will not be met and develops an action plan to accomplish the same.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

  • Ensures accuracy of clinical equipment inventory by creating work orders to cover all unscheduled work, documenting all relevant information such as parts, service codes, labor time, test data or other pertinent  information, maintaining a (98%) data accuracy ratio. Closes work orders within three (3) days of work   completion and completes all scheduled work by the end of the month. Inventories incoming equipment, accurately documenting all pertinent data on inventory control cards. Ensures equipment status is up-to-date, providing Data Entry Coordinator with equipment status changes within three (3) days of discovery. Submits all completed scheduled work order data to Data Entry Coordinator on a weekly basis. 


  • Assembles, inventories, inspects & delivers incoming capital equipment. Provides support to department Projects’ team as directed.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Graduation from a Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET), Electronic Engineering Technologist (EET) Training Program or Associates Degree in related field

Required Experience:  At least one (1) year related experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Graduate from a Biomedical Equipment Technology Certification Program (or similar certification program).

Preferred Experience: Experience in a hospital setting as an employee, contractor, intern, or Co Op

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: ICC certification or candidacy.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of human anatomy & physiology and familiarity with the healthcare environment.
  • Basic troubleshooting skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic organizational & time management skills.
  • Knowledge of both analog and digital circuitry and Biomedical Instrumentation.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288



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