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Director Clinical Engineering

Location:  Office Park (1600) 
Requisition #:  48421

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Clinical Engineering will lead and direct all system-wide services pertaining to three departments: 1) Biomedical Engineering, 2) Medical Equipment Planning and 3) Central Sterile Supply Equipment Distribution Department. The purpose is to ensure that all Clinical Engineering operations are effective, efficient, timely, and in compliance with all regulatory agencies and to direct Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s medical equipment management program on both campuses and at all satellite locations, maintaining accurate records across the System along with assuring the highest level of customer service for patients and staff.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical/Biomedical or Electrical Engineering
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • No professional certifications required
EXPERIENCE*
  • Ten (10) years minimum experience in biomedical or electrical instrumentation and test equipment
  • Five (5) years minimum supervisory experience in a healthcare medical equipment (asset) management setting, dealing with multiple facilities
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • MS Degree
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Proficiency in various P.C. hardware/software applications and equipment database programs, including AIMS, Excel and Lawson
  • Possess excellent communication, organizational and follow through skills
  • Familiar with regulatory requirements including JCAHO, NFPA, AAMI, FDA, and State
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:
    • Personal organization and time management
    • Human relations and teamwork
    • Personal adaptability
    • Personal motivation
    • Listening
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Accountability for patient safety and clinical outcomes through the provision of effective, functionally safe biomedical equipment. Responsible for medical equipment management program in compliance with all regulatory requirements including JCAHO, NFPA, AAMI, FDA and State; in addition to being responsible for monitoring all medical equipment and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures for System Clinical Engineering; Oversee the Clinical Engineering continuous quality improvement program; develop, cultivate and maintain a dynamic service program that routinely provides excellent service in interactions with all customers, i.e. coworkers, patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, etc.
  2. Accountability for proactive life cycle management and procurement strategies, preventive maintenance, benchmarking based on measurable metrics and financial stewardship for all system-wide equipment assets. Ensure accuracy and maximum utilization of the medical equipment database program; Represent Clinical Engineering on hospital committees to report and give insight related to medical equipment technology; development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the organization.
  3. Accountability to medical and non-medical equipment planning and complete specifications preparation for all future capital construction projects (such as new replacement hospitals, new medical office buildings, new ambulatory destination centers, etc) in addition to due diligence/planning associated with future system acquisitions (new hospitals, new management partners, etc).
  4. Accountable for operating Central Sterile Processing Equipment Distribution Department, the Children’s department that cleans and sterilizes the dirty equipment, stores the equipment in the department, distributes the equipment to the clinical care departments, collects the dirty equipment and brings it back to the department for cleaning and sterilization.
  5. Accountable for establishing quality metrics,  measuring performance/success rate and developing/implementing standardization and best practice benchmarking of medical equipment and technologies system-wide in addition to ensuring that relevant product, vendor, and procedure changes communicated in a timely manner to appropriate management and staff.
  6. Serve as a capital cycle content expert on system-wide threshold and non-threshold Capital Review Committees; oversee the planning for capital construction projects in addition to equipment pre-purchase evaluation and capital equipment assessment program.  Recommendations to the relevant hospital authority or off-site sources for needed services not provided by the department or the organization.
  7. Direct and implement, through database, an efficient, system-wide centralized inventory management, storage, retrieval and supply distribution system for medical equipment to ensure maximum utilization and efficiency of equipment, inventories management, logistic.  Oversee the Equipment Manager to make sure that all pieces of equipment have a Children’s asset tag from Finance and are recorded in our inventory management system.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1600 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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