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Become A BIO Medical Technician

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Working As A BIO Medical Technician

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • $55,710

    Average Salary

What Does A BIO Medical Technician Do At Texas Decon LLC

* Medical Waste route driving part-time at least 2 days per week Maintain warehouse inventory, organization, and all equipment up keep.
* Maintain a clean, organized and fully stocked vehicle/ job trailers and equipment ready for 24/7 emergency work.
* Must have clean driving record and be able to drive company vehicles and pull job trailers to all job sites.
* Leave job site and job vehicles/trailers with a clean and orderly appearance Ensure clear two-way communication with Operations Manager and other technicians (especially regarding customer needs and concerns).
* Be able to implement Texas Decon's production procedures, rules and regulations to technicians while on job site.
* On call availability and out of town travel is a must

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How To Become A BIO Medical Technician

Employers generally prefer candidates who have an associate’s degree in biomedical technology or engineering. Depending on the area of specialization, repairers may need a bachelor’s degree, especially for advancement.

Education

Education requirements for medical equipment repairers vary, depending on a worker’s experience and area of specialization. However, the most common education is an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering. Those who repair less-complicated equipment, such as hospital beds and electric wheelchairs, may learn entirely through on-the-job training, sometimes lasting up to 1 year. Repairers who work on more sophisticated equipment, such as CAT scanners and defibrillators, may need a bachelor’s degree.

Training

New workers generally observe and help experienced repairers for 3 to 6 months to start. As they learn, workers gradually become more independent while still under supervision.

Each piece of equipment is different, so medical equipment repairers must learn each one separately. In some cases, this requires studying a machine’s technical specifications and operating manual. Medical device manufacturers also may provide technical training.

Medical equipment technology is rapidly evolving, and new devices are frequently introduced. Repairers must continually update their skills and knowledge of new technologies and equipment through seminars and self-study. The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may also offer training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not mandatory, certification can demonstrate competence and professionalism, making candidates more attractive to employers. It can also increase a repairer’s opportunities for advancement. Most manufacturers and employers, particularly those in hospitals, often pay for their in-house medical repairers to become certified.

Some associations offer certifications for medical equipment repairers. For example, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) offers certification in three specialty areas—Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Certified Radiology Equipment Specialists (CRES), and Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Medical equipment repairers must effectively communicate technical information by telephone, in writing, and in person when speaking to clients, supervisors, and co-workers.

Dexterity. Many tasks, such as connecting or attaching parts and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.

Mechanical skills. Medical equipment repairers must be familiar with medical components and systems and how they interact. Often, repairers must disassemble and reassemble major parts for repair.

Physical stamina. Standing, crouching, and bending in awkward positions are common when making repairs to equipment. Therefore, workers should be physically fit.

Technical skills. Technicians use sophisticated diagnostic tools when working on complex medical equipment. They must be familiar with both the equipment’s internal parts and the appropriate tools needed to fix them.

Time-management skills. Because repairing vital medical equipment is urgent, workers must make good use of their time and perform repairs quickly.

Troubleshooting skills. As medical equipment becomes more intricate, problems become more difficult to identify. Therefore, repairers must be able to find and solve problems that are not immediately apparent.

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BIO Medical Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    74.4%
  • Female

    23.8%
  • Unknown

    1.8%

Ethnicity

  • White

    76.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    13.5%
  • Asian

    7.2%
  • Unknown

    1.7%
  • Black or African American

    0.8%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    54.5%
  • French

    18.2%
  • Urdu

    9.1%
  • German

    9.1%
  • Arabic

    9.1%
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Top Skills for A BIO Medical Technician

ElectronicMedicalEquipmentSafetyChecksDialysisMachinesPreventativeMaintenanceChecksLaboratoryEquipmentBio-MedicalWaterSystemsPortableUni-VentElectricalSafetyTestBloodPressureDefibrillatorsReverseOsmosisTestEquipmentCustomerServiceEmergencyRepairsBiomedicalEquipmentAnesthesiaMedicalDevicesComponentLevelInfusionPumps

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Top BIO Medical Technician Skills

  1. Electronic Medical Equipment
  2. Safety Checks
  3. Dialysis Machines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Calibrate and repair electronic medical equipment that does not meet manufacture standards.
  • Perform safety checks and train practitioners to safely operate equipment.
  • Performed repairs and maintenance on Dialysis machines for St. Francis Dialysis Clinics throughout the state of Hawaii.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Served as an active member of the interview committee for the Bio-Medical and Facility Department.

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