Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.
Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com.
The Biomedical Technician is responsible for the repair and maintenance for all medical equipment in their assigned centers. This position performs all repair and maintenance according to Satellite Healthcare documentation, industry standards, and local, state and federal regulatory requirements. The Biomedical Technician is responsible for assessments associated with the QAPI program (Quality Assessment Performance Improvement) within Satellite Healthcare. This position is also responsible for cost containment as it relates to supply and parts inventories.
Essential Functions: The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite's I-CARE Standards.
Responsible for technical operations for their assigned centers including in-center, home therapies (WellBound) and hospital services (Acute programs), if applicable
Ensures accordance with manufacturers' instructions and recommendations, follows company regulatory compliance procedures, and all local, state, federal regulatory requirements
Performs monthly assessment of the centers' QAPI reports for regulatory compliance to identify opportunities for improvement
Responsible for purchasing and inventory management of supplies and equipment necessary to keep the center functioning properly
Coordinate with Regulatory Compliance to provide Technical Services support needed during natural disasters or emergency situations
Maintain positive working relationships with Satellite affiliated physicians, ensuring communication and dissemination of pertinent information as appropriate
Responsible for required preventative maintenance program as prescribed by the manufacturer and Satellite policy, including support documentation for all water treatment equipment, and related mechanical and electrical systems
Ensure defective parts with associated RGA (return goods authorization) and warranty parts are returned
Perform water/dialysate sample collection and processing per applicable policies and procedures
Review, evaluate and report water/dialysate quality results per applicable policies and procedures
Perform and ensure water treatment equipment disinfection following applicable policies and procedures
Responsible for driving the SHC culture within the Technical group by modeling core values and customer service standards
Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external vendors and internal colleagues
Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication
Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up on customer service issues in a timely manner
Other projects as assigned
Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D or equivalent required; Associate's degree in Electronics, Biomedical Engineering or a combination of higher education and equivalent experience preferred
Experience:Six (6) months experience working in an industrial/medical technical setting
License/Certification: Current CHBT, CBNT or CBET national certification (or within 18 months of hire)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be able to independently travel to assigned locations as needed
Able to work flexible hours according to the needs of the business
Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office
Able to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate with others in English
Satellite Healthcare – Improving the Lives of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)In 1973, Norman S. Coplon, M.D. began Satellite Healthcare with the objective of improving the quality of life of his dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon established Satellite Healthcare as a not-for-profit, community benefit organization, which allows us to focus primarily on patients.Four decades later, Satellite H...ealthcare has shaped CKD healthcare in our industry, and continues to elevate the standards of patient care and innovation.Today, we provide a range of expert services to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Satellite strives to individualize each patient's care to help him or her enjoy their life to the fullest.Satellite Dialysis — We operate 40 high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet the long-term clinical needs of more than 4,000 CKD patients.Satellite WellBound — With more than 20 centers in place, we focus on personalized training and support for patients performing dialysis at home. In addition, WellBound provides a robust complement of pre-dialysis patient wellness education programs that can help prevent or slow the progression of early stage CKD.At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing:Compassionate care with a personalized touchWellness education to empower longer, healthier livesBest clinical practices resulting in outcomes that consistently exceed industry performance standards Opportunities for nephrologists to focus on their patients in comfortable, state-of-the-art environmentsIn addition to patient care, our clinical research division works on finding medical breakthroughs for CKD patients by conducting both internal and external research.For more information, contact Info@SatelliteHealth.com.