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Biomedical Technologist

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$80,282 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
28 July 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The primary purpose of the Biomedical Technologist is to ensure patient safety and that all biomedical assets are maintained and operated in optimal condition for safe and accurate application in patient care. This position provides client support to meet operational needs such as in-servicing, medical alerts, equipment management and maintenance, capital planning and emergency responses. The incumbent works in accordance with and is not limited to standards and processes established by the hospital, territorial legislation, and Health Canada. Based at the Iqaluit Health Services, this position provides primary support on biomedical patient care devices across assigned health facilities in Nunavut.

This position constantly works within a changing technological area, in which the incumbent must be current and aware on medical device trends. The Biomedical Technologist will often be required to work in high stress areas and situations within the hospital including the Operating Room and has to be able to work (if and when needed) nights, weekends or be on call. The incumbent must have a working understanding of human physiology as well as health facility systems such as medical gases and electronical distribution systems to understand and correct problems effectively.

Additionally, the successful candidate has to demonstrate successful work experience  within medical equipment service oriented departments; strong interpersonal communication skills, problem solving mastery and analytical thinking; an aptitude to effectively prioritize tasks, perform research on medical devices and health technology management expertise; project and  data/records management experience.

The ideal candidate will have a diploma or a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology specializing in Biomedical Technology that is accredited by CTAB (Canadian Technology Accreditation Board). The Biomedical Technologist must be a registered member of any  Canadian provincial/territorial Engineering Technology Association that can provide PTech (Professional Technologist) or CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) certification or is a member in good standing with CMBES (Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society).

Work experience within the medical equipment service industry; CBET certification by the ICC (International Certification Commission); Information Technology certifications such as CompTIA A+ or CompTIA N+ will be considered as assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.  Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages will be highly regarded.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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