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Director, Clinical Engineering

Requisition # 20001264 Apply Now

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Information Services (EIS) team at Cedars-Sinai understands that true clinical transformation and the optimization of healthcare technology systems are fueled through the alignment of the right people, processes and technologies. The Director of Clinical Engineering will function as primary leader responsible for clinical engineering and Healthcare Technology Management (HTM). 

Cedars-Sinai implements cutting edge healthcare technologies. He or she will direct the activities of the Clinical Engineering Department in the planning, acquisition, implementation, and management of all medical equipment and related services. He or she will ensure all program elements are designed and implemented to comply with Joint Commission and other regulatory and inspection agency requirements, guidelines, and standards. The Director will develop annual goals and objectives related to these responsibilities in response to present and future needs and will develop and manage an annual operating budget for the Clinical Engineering. He or she will interface extensively with other department heads as required and will coordinate with other EIS groups. In addition to establishing a sustainable department, the Director will lead several projects already in the works.

Job Responsibilities: 

Develops and maintains effective relationships and communications with executives, department heads and other key customers in departmental supported areas

Optimize annual capital purchasing power by identifying opportunities to consolidate cost across sites and fiscal years

o Assess, review and rank all strategic capital requests for biomedical equipment in partnership with operational leaders

o Conduct pre-purchase evaluations, research vendors, assess cost of ownership and other activities in support of acquisitions

Establishes strategic and tactical input regarding customer support strategies and priorities

Management and negotiation of service contracts with the business owners and vendors as applicable

Develop and implement consistent policies and procedures that guide and support the functions of the department

Provision of resources to manage medical equipment planning for construction projects

Oversight/management of initial inspection, tagging and acceptance testing of medical device equipment

Oversight/management and participation in the investigation and reporting of medical device related incidents

Participation in the device hazard and recall notification program

Oversight/management of equipment performance and service vendors to maintain the highest standards for patient care. When these are found to be unsatisfactory, the director is responsible for expediting solutions including replacing equipment or terminating service agreements

Ensuring the ongoing skills, training and /or certification as required for all staff in the use and operation of patient equipment

Coaches, mentors and leads department staff to continuously improve technical capabilities and develop and implementation processes and build a strong team.
Education required:
Graduate degree is required in engineering or a closely related technical discipline. Bachelors degree required. 

Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

License required:
ACCE Certification in Clinical Engineering (CCE) credential (preferred) or eligible.
AAMI Certified Healthcare Technology Manager (CHTM) credential (preferred).

Experience required:
8 to 10 years of clinical engineering management experience in a comparable (complex, academic) healthcare organization

Active in regional and national associations (e.g., AAMI, ACCE). Track record of professional accomplishments, including writing and presenting. Demonstrated skills in team-building and program development, strategic thinking, and knowledge of medical technologies.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of many different types of patient care equipment such as monitors, infusion pumps, lab equipment, imaging devices etc. 

Knowledge of electronic theory and technology

Understanding and experience with HL7 and other protocols

Knowledge of Capsule Technologies’ enterprise device connectivity solutions highly
desirable

Understanding of clinical data flow into an EMR and other systems

Experience with Epic’s application suite highly desirable

Understanding of touch screen technologies and how it impacts user interface

Experience integrating multiple clinical devices including monitors, vents, and pumps

Fiscal management experience in preparing, monitoring and controlling budgets,
reducing expenses and negotiating agreements

Knowledge of computer systems and ability to use basic computer software packages
(word processing, spreadsheets, work order tracking, inventory management, and
databases)

Ability to plan, organize, and implement policies and procedures

Articulate and able to clearly communicate technical principles to non-technical
personnel both verbally and in writing

Ability to supervise, direct, evaluate, and delegate work and responsibilities to
subordinate personnel

Active in regional and national organizations (e.g., AAMI, ACCE).

Track record of professional accomplishments, including writing and presenting

Demonstrated team-building and program development skills

Demonstrated strategic thinking skills

Demonstrated extensive knowledge of medical technologies

Physical demands:
Office environment in a Healthcare setting.
  • Working Title: Director, Clinical Engineering
  • Department: Biostatistics
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Job Specialty: Biomedical Technology
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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