Biomedical Specialist 3, Hoxworth
Date: Jul 30, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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About The Job
The College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center is recruiting a Biomedical Specialist 3 in the Biomedical Engineering department. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities.
The Biomedical Specialist 3 will perform organizational equipment validation, requalification, and quality control in accordance with accepted standards and regulations for major critical storage and non-storage equipment. They will be responsible for maintaining technical competency to cover equipment quality control as needed and develop new technologies, training and maintenance processes.
Assure that organizational processes, procedures, and quality control activities are compliant with accreditation and regulatory standards.
Perform organizational equipment validation, requalification, and quality control in accordance with accepted standards and regulations for major critical storage and non-storage equipment.
Provide organizational support for preventive maintenance and calibrations on storage equipment and devices.
Support management with equipment related investigations of advance complexity, repairs, installations, validations, requalifications, documentation, and record management and retention.
Assist with organizational quality and variance programs. Adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP) guidelines.
Maintain technical competency to cover equipment quality control as needed. Develop new technologies, training and maintenance processes.
Assist Manager with recognizing, monitoring and evaluating technical, instrumental or physical conditions or problems.
Assist with monitoring and evaluating QC related procedures. Establish and maintain equipment SOPs as needed.
Responsible for the centralized equipment management program ensuring compliance with current standards and regulations.
Support Hoxworth Blood Center's safety, cGMP and Quality Plan.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Seven (7) years of equipment repair, preventive maintenance and quality control.
Donor center or blood bank equipment functionality/use experience.
Advanced troubleshooting and equipment management.
Working knowledge of Metrology (pipette, weight, scale QC).
Additional Qualifications Considered
Licenses or certifications relevant to job requirements.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
Hearing, listening - Continuously
Talking - Continuously
Standing - Often
Walking - Often
Bending - Seldom
Stooping - Seldom
Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
Crouching - Seldom
Crawling - Seldom
Reaching overhead - Seldom
Pulling, pushing - Seldom
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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