Biomedical Engineer-National Position – Mogadishu, Somalia

International Medical Corps - IMC

Biomedical Engineer-National Position – Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing Date: 28 Nov 2021

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Over the past 29 years, International Medical Corps (IMC) has made significant contributions to saving lives,alleviating human suffering, and reducing the economic and social impact of disasters in Somalia through targetedassistance for Health, Nutrition, Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with support from several donors including USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. IMC currently operates in 4 regions of Somalia (Banadir, Middle Shabelle, Bay & Mudug South) operating both secondary and primary health care services including Hospitals, Health Centers, Primary Health Units, Mobile Health & Nutrition Teams and community aspects.

IMC is in the process of establishing kidney dialysis centers in Mogadishu and Hargeisa and thus Biomedical Engineer is vital for smooth functioning of the center.

INTRODUCTION

This position will be available contingent upon award of grant to International Medical Corps

JOB PURPOSE

He/she will be responsible for coordinating needs assessment, ordering, quality assurance & control, installation, maintenance of medical equipment, orientation and training of users and coordinate with contractors/vendors to ensure that all medical equipment are in good working condition. He/she will also be responsible maintaining and repairing all dialysis machines, water treatment equipment and reuse equipment at a facility. The biomedical technician ensures these systems are running properly and the equipment is working according to strict specifications. He/she also ensure that all electrical needs of the facility are sorted including installation and maintenance.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable support. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

□ Maintain and repair the following equipment at a facility: dialysis machines, reuse equipment and water treatment equipment, floor scales, infusion pumps, centrifuges and other equipment being used in dialysis centre and laboratory.

□ Clean and perform pressure tests and blood volume tests on dialyzers.

□ Responsible for water treatment at the dialysis facility including installation and maintenance of reverse Osmosis (RO).

□ Train Renal nurses about the equipment used in the facility.

□ Close working relationship with Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Technician to ensure smooth running of the facility.

□ Liaise with all relevant departments / stakeholders on acquisition of medical equipment and signing of servicecontracts.

□ Design and develop where required medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures (SOPs), utilizing the principles of engineering and bio- behavioral sciences.

□ Ensure all bio-medical equipment are included on the equipment master list for scheduled maintenance andcalibration.

□ Support health facility supervisors to review and update the quality standards for preventive maintenance and checks that are regularly conducted on biomedical equipment to comply with changing industry requirements.

□ Ensure that preventive maintenance and repairs of bio-medical equipment is planned for and conducted within the established quality standards, procedures, and time to minimize

machine downtime and personally install, adjust, maintain, and/or repair biomedical equipment.

□ Ensure continuous training of Bio-medical equipment users and to ensure safe machine handling and use.

□ Ensure calibration of biomedical equipment is done in time and documented.

□ Ensure project team observance and compliance with environmental health and occupational safety measures and regulations.

□ Collaborate with respective health facility supervisors to carry out staff supervision including work scheduling and execution with regards to the use of medical devices.

□ Liaise with consultants, surgeons and medical staff about patients’ needs and requirements.

□ Advise and assist in the application of instrumentation in clinical environments.

□ Supervise handling and being in charge of any works related to various bio-medical equipment.

□ To evaluate the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of medical equipment, report and implementrecommendations.

□ Identify gaps and risks in biomedical equipment and share with head of department for execution.

□ Supervise outpatient centers and ensuring medical equipment’s are maintained as per hospital standards.

□ Train relevant staff on minor maintenance of medical equipment.

□ Participate in needs assessment, planning, quality assurance, quality control and acquisition of medicalequipment.

□ Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.

□ Disseminate knowledge about field with regards to medical device, through writing ups, reports and lessonslearnt.

□ Share monthly reports to respective supervisor on medical devices status/inventory across the mission in collaboration with respective project health focal persons.

□ Carry out equipment needs assessment for projects as assigned by the supervisor.

□ Identify aging and obsolete patient care equipment to departmental managers and the Clinical Engineer. Provide supporting documentation for the assessment, justification and selection of new devices while realizing fiscal responsibility.

□ Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

IMC is a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programmes. All IMC staff are to be flexible and willing to assist in IMC operations as and when required.

Qualifications:

□ Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Bio-Medical Engineering from recognized institution or university.

□ Registered by Association or board or equivalent body of Bio-Medical Engineering of respective country.

□ 3 years working experience in medical equipment maintenance in case of Bachelor Degree or 4 years’ experience is required for Diploma holders.

□ Minimum of 2-year experience of working in Kidney dialysis center.

□ Good organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

□ Commitment to Humanitarian Principles.

□ Computer literate.

□ Language, Fluent in English and Somalia language is an added advantage.

□ Flexible and accountable.

□ Diplomatic, maintains confidentiality and respects of medical ethics.

How to apply

IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send cover letter and CV and other supporting documents (Academic qualifications, work experience and legal identification)to the following email address: somaliajobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org. Kindly indicate the job title and location of the job in the email subject line clearly marked as “Biomedical Engineer: –Mogadishu”.

Deadline for applications is 28th November 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Code of Conduct:

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to IMC Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts ofInterest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates thesevalues to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values

Equal Opportunities:

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast. International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.

 

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