A medical equipment technician is hired by medical facilities that have profound requirements to set up and maintain medical equipment, such as x-ray machines, ECG machines and patient monitors.
The main duty of a person working at this position is to make sure that all assigned medical equipment, machines and peripherals are in good working order, and that any issues or problems are handled as and when they arise, so that medical examination and diagnostic processes are not interrupted – and downtime is minimized.
It is important for medical equipment technicians to possess a high school diploma or a GED at the very least, if this is where they want their career to go. Most of the training is provided on the job, but if you have had some technical training, you may be considered a good person to hire.
Some knowledge of medical terminology, and the ability to communicate clearly in medical lingo will go a long way in making you a viable candidate to choose from a number of others. If you have had some experience in a similar capacity, you will of course know most of what there is to do in this role.
Job Description for Medical Equipment Technician Resume
• Set up medical equipment such as x-rays, ECG machines, and patient monitors, and ensure that they are calibrated properly at the beginning of each shift.
• Repair and maintain medical equipment according to predefined schedules, to ensure that it remains in good working order.
• Service various equipment parts and peripherals, such as pacemakers, blood pressure transducers, in-house television systems and blood gas analyzers.
• Perform both preventative and regular maintenance on medical equipment by using hand tools, power tools, measuring devices, and troubleshooting techniques.
• Assist members of the medical staff team in appropriately using and maintaining medical equipment.
• Create and maintain effective liaison with medical equipment repairers to ensure timely repair on complex
medical equipment units and machines.
• Ascertain that all assigned medical equipment is stored in a proper manner, according to the facility’s rules and protocols.
• Collect and sort out documentation and manuals associated with medical equipment, ensuring that they are properly recorded.
• Perform tests on medical equipment to make sure that it is in good working order, and does not pose any threat to the patient or the operator.