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Biomedical Technician


A Biomedical Technician maintains and repairs specialist medical equipment, clinical accessories and surgical instruments.

DUTIES

  • Install and test medical equipment.
  • Maintain and repair medical equipment.
  • Conduct safety checks on equipment.
  • Train and advice users of safe procedures.
  • Work with other staff in determining needs of equipment.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on biomedical equipment.
  • May be required to travel.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Degree in Biomedical Technology or a related field, OR
  • A Technicians diploma in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEET).
  • Appropriate Certification in the repair specialist equipment and systems from the relevant manufacturer.
  • Proficient in the use of computers, with a working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite.
  • Interpreting schematic diagrams to perform effective repair and maintenance on basic biomedical equipment

PROFILE

  • Careful, methodical and responsible.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Respect for patients comfort when working in close proximity.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Works well with hands.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and work with a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Must be able to reach, bend, kneel, climb, push, pull and work in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

 



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