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Job Bulletin

COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:

Biomedical Equipment Technician I


An Equal Opportunity Employer SALARY $22.60 - $30.24 Hourly ISSUE DATE: 09/12/13 FINAL FILING DATE: 09/25/13. If the Final Filing Date states "Continuous", the application filing period may close any time after ten business days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable, therefore it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. THE POSITION Under general supervision, to perform safety tests, and preventative maintenance, and install, inspect, calibrate, perform minor repairs on electronic, diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical equipment. This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online. Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts. Click here to access all Memoranda of Understanding and most recent Summary of Changes. TYPICAL TASKS Performs preventive maintenance and electrical safety inspections; Makes electronic, electrical and mechanical repairs, modifications and calibrations on all classes of electronic and biomedical equipment including ECG, respiration monitors, defibrillators, IV pumps, electrosurgical units, ventilators, infant incubators, radiant warmers, patient monitoring system, non-invasive blood pressure units and other electronic equipment such as surveillance and card access systems; Initiates purchase requests for repair parts and accessories; Receives parts, accessories, and maintains repair parts inventory; Maintains accurate maintenance history records; May make recommendations on the purchase and disposition of medical equipment; $1,807.60 - $2,419.44 Biweekly $3,916.47 - $5,242.12 Monthly $46,997.60 - $62,905.44 Annually

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May assist in training nurses, therapists, and doctors on subjects such as electrical safety, proper use of electronic and computerized medical equipment; Performs related duties as required. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Any combination of education, training, and experience, which could produce the following knowledge and abilities. Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically acquired through training and experience equivalent to the following: Possession of an Associates degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology from an accredited college, OR Two (2) years of full time or equivalent experience in the installation, repair and maintenance or manufacturing of electronic equipment, one (1) of which must have been in a health care environment. Knowledge of: Basic electrical and electronic theory including discreet components, integrated circuits, micro-processors, and medical equipment; General knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics; Hazards and applicable safety standards and performance requirements related to biomedical instrumentation; Calibration, adjustments, and proper grounding of equipment; Basic databases and software languages; Basic concepts of electronic computer systems; General knowledge of hospital procedures as related to electronic and biomedical equipment. Ability to: Interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, operational specifications and illustrative drawings; Analyze and correct malfunctions in electronic instrumentation; Keep accurate maintenance and inventory records; Lift and/or move moderately heavy and/or bulky equipment and objects; Establish effective working relationships with other medical technicians, nursing and medical staff, hospital management, sales and vendor service representatives. Veterans Preference Information This recruitment has been identified as non entry-level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veterans), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically
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scored examination. THE EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process may include one or more of the following: application review, application appraisal, preliminary competitive rating, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination. This recruitment may require completion of Supplemental Questions in order to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position you are applying for. Your responses to the questions may also be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun. *New Hires shall be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: Under California law, all County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers (DSW). In the event of a catastrophic event, County employees may be expected to fulfill emergency action assignments. As DSW's, they may be assigned to assist in any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety and preservation of lives and property. INFORMATION ON PERS CONTRIBUTION: For new members, salaries above a limitation imposed by federal law (that limit per IRS is $113,700 for 2013): (1) neither the County nor the employee makes contributions to PERS on the portion of salary that exceeds the limit, and (2) the portion of the salary that exceeds the limit is not used by PERS to calculate the retirement benefit. If you were a member prior to January 1, 2013, the limit is $255,000 for 2013.
APPLIC ATIO NS MAY BE O BTAINED AND FILED O NLINE AT: http://www.sccjobs.org/ OR 70 W . He dding Stre e t, 8th Floor, East W ing San Jose , C A 95110 EXAM #13-K06-A BIO MEDIC AL EQ UIPMENT TEC HNIC IAN I KB

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