Director, Clinical Technology - 119437
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#119437 Director, Clinical TechnologyExtended Review Date: Mon 11/14/2022
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The Director, Clinical Technology (Biomedical Engineering) is responsible for the strategic planning, operational support and management of all clinical equipment and systems under the auspices of Clinical Technology Services. This includes monitoring, maintaining and procuring devices and systems such as sterilizers, anesthesia equipment, blood gas analyzers, infusion pumps, hemodialysis machines and heart-lung pump systems. The Director oversees and manages a team of clinical technology professionals supporting two hospitals and outpatient facilities, as well as external contracts for clinical technology and related imaging services. The Director ensures resources are appropriately coordinated and assigned, providing effective budget oversight, project management and effective leadership in accordance with UC San Diego Health and University of California standards of service.
Clinical Technology Manager 2: Designs and oversees technical and administrative operations in a multi hospital/multi location environment. Accountable for the overall strategic and administrative planning along with coordination of the staffing, fiscal management and material resources. Assists with the planning and implementation of new equipment, systems, processes and policies. Direct reports include supervisors, managers, technical and administrative staff.
- Directs and oversees managers, supervisors and other direct reports in assigned areas adhere to schedules, equipment management plans, quality assurance processes, budgets, and deadlines in order to achieve broadly stated objectives regarding equipment performance, system integration, and quality service. Functions as a primary leader responsible for clinical device integration issues.
- Develops and oversees technological and administrative operational processes, with an emphasis on technology deployment and integration to ensure quality biomedical equipment and services across large and/or multiple clinical function areas. Participates in the development and implementation of Clinical Technology practices which meet internal standards and regulatory and inspection agency requirements.
- Ensures department systems, procedures and services anticipate and exceed customer expectations and maintains systems to monitor this. Ensures the professional image and staff responses appropriately represent the organization as outlined in service standards. Engages in appropriate departmental activities in support of the organization's service goals.
- Partners with Clinical and Information Services Leadership to develop and integrate technology and systems in a way that serves patients optimally. Develops Service delivery plans for equipment implementation. Applies expertise in clinical technology and organization operations to integrate clinical technology needs with IT security, infrastructure, processes, and clinical services functions.
- Acts as consultant for projects and renovations. Directs and coordinates system and equipment installations. Collaborates with appropriate hospital personnel, consultants, contractors and vendors to design, install and ensure proper operation of systems and equipment in accordance with vendor specifications, organizational policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory safety codes and standards. Assists with user training and recommends proper application of equipment and systems.
- As the senior leader representing Clinical Technology, works extensively with other department heads to lead efforts across large and/or multiple units to develop and implement improved systems and integrations. Coordinates with stakeholders a process to prioritize, develop and implement plan to manage / mitigate identified risks associated with interconnected medical systems by applying appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
- Develops and implements medical equipment policies, procedures and guidelines to classify equipment based on risk. Utilize appropriate systems and process to manage medical equipment to ensure assigned area satisfies all applicable codes and regulations. Manages a domain specific technology roadmap, creating systems to support implementation. Defines performance standards of clinical systems (e.g. reliability, availability). Provides input to long term strategic plans for the Clinical Engineering roadmap.
- Ensures regulatory and policy compliance and promotes ethical and legal practices. Meets all obligations and deadlines. Keeps abreast of current industry trends within field/scope of responsibility. Uses process improvement methodologies to ensure department activities support the organization's quality goals.
- Coordinates resource planning and acquisition for areas of responsibility, including advocating with system health leadership for appropriate resources to achieve objectives. Continuously monitors approved budgets for areas of responsibility, overseeing subordinate resource management. Analyzes and prepares variance analyses of budgeted resources and investigates discrepancies.
- Coordinates, negotiates and administers equipment service contracts in conjunction with subject matter experts; continually tracks and evaluates contracts on an ongoing basis for proper execution, quality of service and cost effectiveness; proposes possible alternatives as appropriate. Assists departments in the planning and preparation of capital equipment purchases to include evaluation, selection and purchase of equipment and systems. Develops capital equipment replacement plans.
- Proposes staffing changes, justifying how staffing patterns meet Clinical Engineering technical and strategic needs. Participates in the development of career series, defining development and growth consistent with workforce planning. Develops core competencies, assessment plans and tools for Clinical Engineering personnel.
- Provides leadership to Clinical Engineering managers and supervisors. Reviews and approves individual leadership/ professional development plans, with succession planning needs in mind. Identifies the need for professional development initiatives for staff and leads development of educational programs including internal classes and online training modules. Encourages all staff to develop expertise and teach.
- Provides leadership and support of UC San Diego Health’s Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion goals and initiatives.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Electronic Technology/Engineering or related area; or equivalent combination of experience and training.
Eight or more years of relevant experience and proven success in biomedical equipment management, clinical engineering techniques, server/network monitoring, and security.
Expert knowledge of related equipment and systems, safety and regulatory agency requirements, and business management principles.
Current knowledge of Clinical Engineering industry and trends.
Proven ability to apply theoretical concepts to define work flows to meet department standards and organizational goals.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System as well as external vendors.
Must demonstrate customer service orientation appropriate to the job.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to demonstrate effective presentation skills, including in settings that include senior leadership.
- Ten or more years of relevant experience, including progressive management/leadership responsibilities.
- Five or more years management experience in a Clinical Technology / Biomedical Engineering department at a large hospital.
- Five or more years of project management experience involving biomedical equipment.
- Advanced knowledge of cybersecurity as it applies to the biomedical field.
- Experience and demonstrated success in procurement and contracting of biomedical services for a large hospital.
- Certification in a Clinical Engineering specialty.
- AAMI Certification.
- Must pass a background check.
- Must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and TB test.
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.
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