Equipment Distribution Tech

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Job ID: 59595
Area of Interest: Professionals
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: Mon-Fri, 7:30a-4p
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

General Summary
Under general supervision, distribute, repair, clean, and maintain clinical equipment and supplies utilized throughout the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
  • Coordinates and manages the procurement, maintenance, repair and distribution of clinical   equipment (e.g., pumps, beds, infusion pumps) in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Works in conjunction with Biomedical Engineering Technicians when appropriate for the repair and maintenance of clinical equipment.
  • Coordinates with clinical departments for the management, exchange, and distribution of equipment requiring maintenance or repair.
  • Rotates equipment for routine maintenance and preventative maintenance.
  • Ensures proper storage of equipment when not in use.
  • Verifies accuracy of equipment received by comparing receiving documents to supplies received, verifying type and quantity as applicable.
  • Performs computer data entry as departmental needs dictate.
  • Performs routine, general preventative maintenance and repair work in accordance with departmental procedures.  Works in conjunction with Facilities Management as necessary.
  • Repairs medical equipment such as electronic scales and thermometers. 
  • Ability to safely operate electric drills and other hand tools.
  • Perform minor repairs to office equipment as necessary.
  • Inspects, assembles, and prepares equipment for cleaning and decontamination in accordance with hospital Safety and Infection Control practices and procedures.
  • Cleans equipment prior to inspection and storage.
  • Follows hospital procedures for handling of clean equipment to minimize risks of cross-contamination.
  • Wears proper attire and protective garments when cleaning and disinfecting clinical equipment.
  • Exercises safe handling practices in handling potentially hazardous equipment to prevent personal injury.
  • Complies with safety requirements regarding chemical exposure.
  • Assists with retrieval of contaminated equipment from patient care areas for disinfection and cleaning. Practices proper techniques in the containment and handling of contaminated equipment and supplies to prevent cross-contamination and injury, in accordance with safe handling procedures.
  • Cleans and restocks specialty equipment and carts (e.g., crash carts and intubation boxes) as appropriate, in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Responds to customer service requests and provides assistance to user departments related to equipment distribution. Problem- solves to assist user in locating equipment needed.
  • Communicates with supervisor regularly regarding damaged or missing equipment.
  • Maintains a clean, neat and safe work are by keeping the floors clear of debris, and assuring items are in the designated storage location.
  • Observes UMMS and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality management, environmental, infection control, security, safety standards and complies with codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies, as appropriate.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  • One (1) year general work experience is required with a demonstrated consistent attendance record. Experience in a healthcare, maintenance, or customer service is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write, speak English and perform simple mathematical operations for inventory purposes, including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions in a timely, accurate, and effective manner. Ability to adhere to departmental chain of command procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to and learn new concepts and techniques and utilize knowledge in daily work practices.
  • Proficient knowledge of general equipment maintenance and repairs.
  •  Effective verbal communication skills are required to work with management, hospital personnel, vendors and various technical staff. Effective writing skills are required to maintain documentation of maintenance and repairs.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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