CURE is a workplace unlike any other. Where else can you find employees walking through office hallways and hospital corridors, thinking, “We get to do this!” Thousands of us in the different countries we serve to wake up every day knowing that our work gives a child the opportunity to experience the miracle of a life-transforming surgery, and the message of God’s love for them. Are you looking for a job that connects your passion with purpose? then this role may be the job you’ve been praying for!
Position Summary CURE is seeking candidates for an exceptional opportunity for a Director of BioMedical Equipment and Services at CURE Distribution Center located in Spring Lakes, Michigan. The Director of BioMedical Equipment and Services is responsible for leading the effective operational and administrative oversight of BioMedical equipment and preventative maintenance activities to ensure that each hospital in the network has safe, modern, functional, and reliable medical equipment to execute its mission. Also responsible for the ongoing training and capacity building of network BioMedical personnel.
The Director will serve as an advisor to administrative, medical, and clinical staff in the safe use and proper operation of clinical equipment and in developing specifications for the selection of new equipment. They will know and understand patient safety goals and manage safety recalls for all medical equipment throughout the CURE Children's hospital network. This position also contributes to department improvement and development by mentoring their team.
Essential Functions And Responsibilities
Lead the multi-year equipment standardization and modernization initiative across the CURE Children’s Hospital network.
Contribute to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives by ensuring a safe and reliable environment of care for CURE patients at all times, improving effectiveness and efficiency, and maintaining investments.
Design strategy, structures, and systems to deliver effective technical services training, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting support across the hospital network.
Develop internal management processes and controls to monitor the work performance of the team to ensure timely completion of workload and customer satisfaction.
Oversee CMS biomedical equipment asset and inventory management to ensure all expendable and non-expendable property is properly requisitioned, received, reported, and recorded.
Manage the appropriate planning, coordination, authorization, acquisition, utilization, and disposition of property to manage and maximize the life-cycle of capital assets.
Provide overall project leadership and management to effectively deliver projects, training, processes, and meetings.
Provide equipment to the hospital network most cost-effectively and efficiently. Identify opportunities for ongoing standardization and value-based purchasing and partnerships.
Develop, implement, and manage predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance for biomedical equipment throughout the hospital network to maximize equipment readiness and availability.
Identify maintenance requirements through supportive interaction with management, engineering, and maintenance teams. Lead, develop, direct activities of maintenance personnel to minimize down-time. Identify root causes of equipment failure and develop action plans to address causes. Assign personnel to respond and complete tasks.
Collaborate with Hospital Operations, CURE Aid, Finance, and Administration to develop an annual operating budget and activity plan.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers, vendors, suppliers, partners, and authorities. Develop a network of internal and external experts that can provide advice and support to the organization.
Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Core Competencies/Skills/Education Needed
Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and or, operations management, logistics.
5+ years of professional biomedical service experience
5+ years of progressive leadership responsibilities.
Previous international experience is strongly preferred.
Passion for vulnerable children international missions.
Practical knowledge of medical equipment networking, Dicom, Healthcare Data, Exchange and/or EMR
Strong computer proficiency using software applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Work Order, and Inventory Management Software.
Must have strong and current or recent experience leading strategic transformation and process change and optimization initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to project manage timelines, identify and anticipate obstacles, prioritize and judge when and how to engage key stakeholders.
Self-motivating, adaptable, proactive, and able to inspire and motivate others.
Customer service-oriented with strong relational skills with the ability to maintain diplomacy when dealing with varying personalities and logistical scenarios.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational/administrative skills
About CURE International
CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization that operates a global network of pediatric surgical hospitals that serve children with disabilities. Patients at CURE children's hospitals suffer from conditions that can limit mobility, opportunities for education, and employment such as cleft lip/palate, neglected clubfoot, bowed legs, burn contractures, spina bifida, or conditions that are life-threatening such as brain tumors and hydrocephalus. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE intentionally ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of our patient and their communities. Since its inception in 1996, CURE has conducted more than 5 million patient visits. CURE needs a variety of professionals, both medical and non-medical, and both domestically and internationally, to help ensure our continued service to these children. Both short and long-term opportunities are available.