Overview

Regional Biomedical Technician (E. Africa)
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience4 – 5 years
LocationNairobi
Job FieldMedical / Healthcare
CURE is seeking candidates for an exceptional opportunity for a Regional Biomedical Technician, which could be based almost anywhere on the African continent where a CURE hospital exists. The Regional Biomedical Technician is responsible for providing technical and training support to the CURE hospital network serving Africa in the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Uganda, and Zambia.

This position involves preventive maintenance, safety inspection, calibration, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing mechanical, electromechanical, and electronic devices with primary emphasis on medical imaging equipment. This position also contributes to department improvement and development by mentoring other associates at each of the CURE hospitals

Responsibilities Include

  • Lead and provide service support in the form of on-sight repairs and installations for Medical Imaging, Surgical,
  • Anesthesia, Sterilizers, and general medical devices for CURE Hospitals.
  • Assist and support in parts procurement and requisition
  • Lead technical service both hands-on and distance troubleshooting of therapeutic and diagnostic devices
  • Inspect equipment and make recommendations at the site (on-site hospital visit)
  • Participate in the redevelopment of the biomedical support plan in collaboration with CURE Aid and the CURE BioMed team
  • Participate in the expansion and development of the CURE technical training library of digital and other equipment materials
  • Plan and lead scheduled service training for BioMed, nurses, and other medical staff.
  • Inspect, install, commission, and train users to operate most types of new standardized equipment providing them with instruction and equipment manuals
  • Communicate your knowledge and explain written training material to peer and subordinate staff and other trainees
  • Increase personal technical capabilities by self-regulated study, attending technical training courses offered by or through the MSC or other organizations, networking with other equipment repair technicians in-country and abroad
  • Work with hospital and MSC staff by providing technical consultation.
  • Communicate software capacity and ability to implement and coordinate short and long term service plans
  • Scheduling regular meetings with hospital admin to consult on equipment safety and service concerns (ie: end of equipment life and commissioning of a new device
  • Strengthen and support the goal of standardizing capital equipment network-wide. Consult in capital equipment planning
  • Lead, support, and strengthen maintenance system management: CMS, inventory, and scheduling preventative maintenance and documentation of repair work. Proactively manage replacement schedules.
  • Communicate regularly with hospital administration and CURE MSC, through emails, live video training, and providing monthly reports to keep CURE aware of ongoing priorities, challenges, needs, and accomplishments.
    Coordinate travel schedule with CURE Executive Directors for equipment maintenance, training, and urgent needs
    Qualified Candidates For This Position Will Possess The Following
  • 5 + years experience in field service and management of biomedical technology
  • Certified in Biomed Technology or working towards Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) or Clinical Engineering Certification (CEC).
  • 4+ years of experience in conducting technical training
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, Asana, CMS, Zoom, and Whatsapp
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-starter – can work well alone or on a team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks efficiently
  • Detail-oriented
  • Personal commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith of CURE
  • In addition, all candidates should be familiar with the Statement of Faith, and will be required to agree with the declarations of the Statement of Faith in order to be considered for this position.

Please click here to read our Statement of Faith.

This is a full-time, paid position that offers a modest salary with a comprehensive benefits package that may include health and life insurance, relocation assistance, retirement, housing, in-country transportation, and annual leave.

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About CURE International

In 1998, CURE International, in cooperation with the African Inland Church, opened the AIC-CURE International Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. Along with being CURE’s first hospital, CURE Kenya was Africa’s first orthopedic pediatric teaching hospital for children with disabilities. The 30-bed hospital provides care for children suffering from a wide range of orthopedic conditions, such as clubfoot, burn contractures, osteomyelitis, and other acquired or congenital conditions. The hospital also conducts mobile clinics to identify children in remote areas who can be treated at the hospital and to provide follow-up care for those who have received surgery. Located in the Rift Valley city of Kijabe, the hospital attracts patients from every region of the country. Through the training of surgeons, nurses, and healthcare professionals, CURE Kenya aims to improve the country’s overall capacity to treat disabled children.