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.
Reporting to the Director, Support Services, the purpose of this specialized position is to function as a primary contact for Biomedical Engineering Services at Iqaluit Health Services (IHS), located within the Qikiqtani General Hospital (QGH) for all clinical and support services departments and community health centers. The position supervises and supports biomedical technologists at IHS and oversees day-to-day operations of the biomedical engineering department and participates in setting up annual goals and objectives.
This position will provide leadership in planning for medical device capital expenditures and enable broader procurement of these devices and will play a role in evaluating medical devises for future replacement. This positon is also accountable for ensuring specialized biomedical patient care equipment is maintained in a safe and optimal condition which has direct impact on the safety and comfort of client/patient/resident, families and the communities in Nunavut. Other duties of the positon include developing and implementing biomedical engineering standardized policies and procedures; planning, implementing, and overseeing the biomedical budget at IHS as well as assisting, supporting and coaching staff with proper inspecting/repair procedures and ensuring quick and effective return to operation status for all biomedical devices.
The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this position are usually obtained through a minimum completion of a three (3) year Diploma in Biomedical Engineering technology program that is accredited by Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (STAB) along with three (3) years’ of work experience as a biomedical engineering technologist in a hospital setting as well as one (1) year supervisory experience in a Biomedical department in a hospital setting. The successful applicant must be certified by the Regional/Provincial Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist as CET along with CBET certification by ICC (International Certification Commission) or complete CBET within two (2) years of start date. A University Degree in Biomedical Engineering as well as membership in Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society will be considered as assets.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.