Vacancies

Junior Clinical Engineer

Function
Engineering
Facility
Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Position
Junior Clinical Engineer
Introduction

A vacancy exists for a Junior Clinical Engineer, based at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, reporting to Marquis Tshikadi, Senior Clinical Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and co-ordination of all major facets associated with medical equipment technology within the hospital.

Critical Outputs

Medical Equipment Asset Management and Maintenance

  • Active involvement in maintaining an accurate computerised asset management system as per Group Engineering protocols.
  • Active involvement in determining medical equipment replacement requirements for the hospital
  • Perform first line repairs, modifications and installations on equipment, utilizing the necessary test equipment, in accordance with the standards and recommendations of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and/or governing agencies
  • Perform preventive maintenance inspections of equipment in line with Group Engineering and OEM protocols
  • Control and management of maintenance conducted by suppliers and acceptance thereof
  • Obtain and perform pre-acceptance inspections according to ECRI standards on new, demo and loan equipment
  • Implement the equipment commissioning process for new equipment as per Group Engineering protocols

Acquisition of Medical Equipment

  • Active involvement in the selection and acquisition of medical equipment technology that is fit for purpose and application, and up-to-date with current developments and best practices in the healthcare field
  • Consult with Physicians, Nurses and peers in the field, to evaluate equipment and determine the correct specifications and standards of the required equipment as per the Group Engineering protocols
  • Be actively involved with the Capex system, understand and manage lease and rental agreements as applied to the hospital
  • Active involvement with the ‘supply chain management’ of medical equipment for all growth/new projects as per Group Engineering protocols

Training

  • Perform formal operators training and monitor competency compliance by arranging training with vendors for hospital nursing staff and equipment end-users.

Maintain high professional standards

  • Ensure professional growth and development through professional affiliations, conferences and available resources, to stay updated within the clinical engineering field

Support National strategic initiatives and contribute to growth

  • Participate in Clinical Engineering forums and Projects as determined by Group Engineering
  • Evaluate National projects implemented as per Group Engineering protocols
Requirements
  • Diploma in clinical / bio medical engineering or Diploma in electronics
  • Experience in maintenance of medical equipment in a clinical environment
  • Member of the Clinical Engineering Association of South Africa (CEASA)
  • Experience within, and understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Computer proficiency
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel
Competencies
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing (negotiation)
  • Drive & energy
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Leading by example (Key for Managers)
  • Motivating and developing people(Key for Managers)
  • Ethical behaviour
Email
debra.choice@lifehealthcare.co.za
Closing date
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please note that Life Healthcare has a mandatory Covid vaccination policy.

Only vaccinated external candidates will also be considered.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.


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