Overview

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community-based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

  • Biomedical Engineering Technologists provide support for medical technology Biomedical Techs repair, maintain, and calibrate life support, and other medical devices including but not limited to:
  • Biomedical Engineer Is a Multi-disciplinary Filed Requiring Expertise In Sub-specialties
  • Heart/lung consoles, external pacemakers, dialysis machines, ventilators, anesthetic machines, defibrillators, patient monitoring networks, and other patient care equipment including diagnosis, surgical, laboratory, and therapeutic devices. Biomedical Techs also maintain computers and networks. Equipment is maintained to the current manufacturer, and national performance and safety standards. Biomedical Techs assist in the training of physicians nurses, therapists and other technical staff. This involves existing and new equipment and software updates Biomedical Techs are involved with special clinic projects to enhance research in patient care and therapy. A history of all repairs and calibrations in continuously recorded Biomedical Techs support and initialize the replacement or enhancement of medical equipment and systems. Biomedical techs install and configure the systems.
  • Electronic technology
  • Dialysis
  • Mechanical technology
  • Respiratory/anesthesia technology.

Biomedical Techs receive advanced training from manufacturers and provide training to other Biomedical Engineering Techs. Travel throughout Nova Scotia and PEI is required to perform repairs and maintenance on medical equipment, and overnight stays are often required. The Biomedical Techs reports directly to the manager of Biomedical Engineering. Repairs and technical support are provided during evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Electronics Engineering Technology (accredit 2 years diploma) required, specialized training in Biomedical Engineering, Dialysis, Respiratory Therapy,
  • Mechanical Technology, and Electrical Technology an asset.
  • Professional certification: Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) required 2 years after hire. Certified Biomedical Engineering Technologist (Canada), (CBET c) is required to achieve pay step 5.
  • WHMIS training and certification are required.
  • Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.
  • Travel to other sites or throughout the province is required.
  • Courses in Anatomy and Physiology an asset.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) service training (1 to 2 weeks) an asset.
  • Courses in Networks and Information Technology (4 months) an asset.
  • Strong background in Physics (fluid dynamics an asset), Maths, Chemistry Biology.
  • Good manual dexterity, knowledge of tools and test equipment.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Hours of Work: Permanent Part-Time 50% position, 37.5 hours bi-weekly.

Salary Information: $27.0893- $36.2580 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

The Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Support bargaining unit – NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke-free and scent-free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

Seniority Level: Entry-level

Industry: Non-profit, Organization Management Health, Wellness & Fitness Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type: Part-time

Job Functions: Research Analyst Information Technology

About Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) provides health services to Nova Scotians and a wide array of specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. NSHA operates hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province.

Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers. We work in partnership with community groups, schools, governments, foundations and auxiliaries and community health boards. Visit www.nshealth.ca for more information.