Fairview Health Services  Lab Equipment Service Technician in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Lab Equipment Service Technician

Specialty Professional (Non-Clinical)

Location Fairview-Central Region (various locations)

Department Admin Lab Integrated

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Day

Date Posted 03/30/2018

Job Number 18-72109

Job Description:

The Laboratory Equipment Service Technician is responsible for the repair of a variety of electronic and clinical laboratory equipment within the organization. The Laboratory Equipment Service Technician performs all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on equipment to ensure a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff at the hospital they serve. The Laboratory Equipment Service Technician assists users in the proper operation of equipment and assists with the provision of a safe environment for the use of clinical laboratory equipment. The Laboratory Equipment Service Technician maintains a high level of technical expertise and possesses an advanced proficiency to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain a full range of clinical laboratory devices and systems.

Job Expectations:

Equipment Maintenance & Repair

Responds to emergency equipment failures as requested by healthcare operations.

Routinely responds to after-hours on-call duty.

Performs troubleshooting and repair of laboratory equipment.

Performs scheduled maintenance in accordance with established schedules and protocols.

Investigates and corrects all equipment failures before returning the device to use.

Identifies, requisitions, and receives parts and supplies necessary for repair and maintenance of equipment. Returns any required exchange parts.

Expedites shipment of equipment and parts to ensure department downtime is kept to a reasonable minimum.

Schedule service and manage communication with vendors. Monitor progress while vendor is on site.

Documentation & Communication

Communicates timely and accurately with customers on work completed, equipment status, and advises for potential alternatives in emergencies.

Performs incoming inspections, attach and assign control numbers and labels, and acquires the necessary information for accurate database inventory entries.

Open and complete work orders in a timely manner.

Maintains records of all maintenance and repairs including contract service work.

Provides technical assistance and instruction to hospital staff on equipment operations and maintenance.

Compliance & Safety

Consistently meets all departmental and organizational performance standards.

Maintains tools and test equipment and keeps work areas clean.

Promotes safety practices and universal precautions in all work and assigned tasks.

Report all safety or near-miss occurrences to management.

Receives and scores new medical equipment according to established risk criteria.

Recommends and participates in the creation of alternative equipment maintenance procedures where appropriate.

Assists with Joint Commission surveys and other audits as directed by management.

Training & Teamwork

Pursues educational opportunities for professional and technical skill improvement. May include advanced equipment training as assigned by management.

Maintain high standards pursuant to hospital policies regarding behavior, professional demeanor and dress codes.

Participates in the process of evaluating and improving the quality and efficiency of service delivered by department.

Provides input to decisions on capital expenses and equipment replacement strategies.

Participate in special projects and complete other tasks as assigned by management.

Job Qualifications:


Two-year Associates Degree in Biomed Equipment Technology or equivalent.

Three years of work experience in a healthcare environment.

Working knowledge of standard computer applications

Familiarity with regulatory agencies and standards (i.e. CMS, TJC. FDA, OSHA)


Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree or equivalent

Three or more years of clinical laboratory equipment service or operation.

CLES certification

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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