Clinical Systems Engineer (Full-Time)
Posted on Apr 16, 2019 by Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 800,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.
We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reason
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Shift Information: Day Job
M-F. 7a-3p. Flexibility
The Clinical Systems Engineer coordinates an organization-wide program to insure the effective deployment, integration and support of interconnected medical systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintains current inventory of networked and integrated medical systems (including catalog of services, features, interconnections).
- Conducts capital and service contract pre-purchase evaluations, researches vendors and assesses cost of ownership.
- Coordinates security management process including risk (e.g., criticality and probability) and vulnerability analysis and related documentation associated with interconnected/integrated medical systems.
- Coordinates with stakeholders a process to prioritize, develop and implement plan to manage/mitigate identified risks associated with interconnected/integrated medical systems by applying appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
- Maintains the integrity of FDA approval for interconnected/integrated medical systems.
- Works with stakeholders to insure effective deployment, integration, and support of new medical systems into legacy systems and non-medical elements of the organization's information infrastructure.
- Works to assure systems are deployed into an optimum (i.e., secure & supportive) environment
- Continually reviews system components to determine which are obsolete or otherwise no longer adequately supportable and then
- Plans for and implements component upgrades/replacement in a timely manner.
- Identifies and manages appropriate software upgrades, security patches and anti-virus installs for interconnected/integrated medical systems according to industry best practices.
- Conducts Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) on incidents involving integrated medical systems and reports findings to appropriate stakeholders for follow-up action.
- Monitors and adopts industry best practices to insure integrity, availability & confidentiality of data maintained and transmitted across interconnected and integrated medical systems.
- Educates stakeholders on security and other implications associated with the proliferation of interconnected and integrated medical technologies.
- Supervises clinical engineering and other staff as necessary in clinical systems integration and infrastructure support (e.g., hybrid reporting structure, project supervision).
- Works with stakeholders:
- Information Services (including network support, disaster recovery).
- Clinicians (system users including physicians, nurses, technologists, etc).
- Medical system manufacturers/vendors.
- Risk management.
- Information Security.
- Procurement/purchasing/materials management.
- Clinical Engineering.
- Other duties as required.
- Bachelors degree in Biomedical (or related) or Clinical Engineering (Master's preferred).
- 5-10 years experience in clinical engineering and information systems.
- Project management and planning skills/experience.
- Strong communication and team building skills across functional areas.
- Certification (completed or in process) preferred in one or more of the following:
- Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by (ISC)2
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Network Professional (CCNP)
- Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Engineer (MCSE).
- In-depth knowledge of Joint Commission and other applicable standards and regulations.
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