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Biomedical Equipment Technician

MedShare is a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.

MedShare seeks a Biomedical Equipment Technician for our Distribution Center in San Leandro, California. The Biomed Tech is primarily responsible for the testing and repair of donated equipment.  The Biomed Tech is also responsible for soliciting equipment donations from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers. We are looking for experienced, professional, reliable and hardworking individuals.

 

Description:

Key duties include evaluation of potential biomedical equipment donations, troubleshooting and repair of equipment, maintenance of workshop and instruction manuals, updating the inventory management database and soliciting equipment donations from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers.

 

Reports To:

Director of Operations, Western Region
 
 

Duties & Responsibilities

Main duties:

  • Conducts technical evaluation of the equipment
  • Evaluate outside equipment and provide documentation
  • Evaluate technical performance of equipment on arrival
  • Repair, scrap or designate as ready to ship
  • Find and order new parts & accessories
  • Repair existing or other equipment
  • Evaluate outside donor shipments and provide documentation

Other duties:

  • Solicit donations of biomedical equipment
  • Develop and maintain relationships with prospective donors such as biomedical technicians at hospitals, clinics, manufacturers, professional associations and other nonprofit organizations
  • Collaborate on development of ideas to market MedShare and increase equipment donations
  • Represent MedShare, as needed, with prospective donors
  • Manage the equipment database
  • Inventory the received items and label correctly
  • Update equipment status in database as needed
  • Add equipment pieces to database without inventory numbers
  • Remove items from database going to trash

 

Biomedical lab
  • Maintain the biomedical lab
  • Track and put away spare parts from donations and scrapped equipment
  • Track and manage the incoming accessories
  • Order and maintain general supplies
  • Keep manuals, tools and other pieces in designated locations
  • Maintain and add to testing equipment
  • Periodically clean and sweep
  • Clean equipment as needed
  • Work on additional projects as needed
  • Answer technical question regarding current or past shipments
  • Find or support equipment located in other countries
  • Research the operation and needs of specialized pieces
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications
  • 2 – 4 years of experience working with biomedical equipment preferred
  • Associate degree related to the field
  • Lifting requirements (40lbs.)
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing work environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including public speaking, telephone and email
  • International experience in the field preferred but not required
  • Proficiency with other languages such as French or Spanish is preferred but not required
  • Proficiency with various types of computer software including MS Office

 

Application Instructions

MedShare offers a competitive benefits package for all fulltime employees.  The organization provides ample opportunities to learn about global health issues, medical supply chain management and philanthropic fundraising.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary expectations to: jobs@medshare.org with “Biomedical Equipment Technician” in the subject line.
 
 

Must have viable references from prior supervisors.  We will check all references!  BART friendly location.
 
 


 
 

Volunteer Program Associate, Western Region

Description:

MedShare engages a thriving volunteer corps of over 18,000 individuals annually in order to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of people and our planet. The Volunteer Program Associate plays a crucial role in conveying the mission of MedShare to the public and ensuring that products are sorted and prepared accurately and effectively.  The job includes (but is not limited to) completing orientation and training of volunteers, directing volunteers in product sorting sessions, completing process improvement and administrative tasks within the Volunteer Program department, and collaborating with other Volunteer Program staff & Operations staff in working towards MedShare’s mission.

Location

San Leandro, California

 

Reports To

Volunteer Program Manager, Western Region

 

Position Type

Full-time, Tuesday – Saturday schedule
 
 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead volunteer groups in sorting medical supplies
    • Make volunteers feel welcomed and appreciated
    • Explain the mission of MedShare to volunteers and provide specific task instructions
    • Direct volunteers and provide assistance during sorting sessions
    • Ensure safety of volunteers and quality of output
  • Maintain sorting rooms and ensure proper equipment and supplies are available for each session
  • Ensure that facilities used by volunteers are safe, clean and orderly
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of volunteer work, making improvements when necessary to help MedShare’s volunteers do high-quality work as efficiently as possible
  • Identify and document improvements to standard operating procedures for the volunteer program
  • Assist with maintaining data relevant to the Volunteer Program.
  • Provide other support as needed to Volunteer Program, including:
    • Recruiting strategic groups
    • Answering volunteer inquiries and scheduling volunteer groups as needed, particularly from hospital and medical associations.
    • Creating letters for certification of hours for individuals or groups
  • Research medical items and share this information with all offices
  • Support special events
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget for Volunteer Program
  • Work on special projects as needed and other duties as assigned
  • Work with volunteer staff at other offices to ensure consistent sorting across locations

 
 

Requirements
  • Two years previous job experience (Associates degree or higher preferred)
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including weekdays and weekends
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English).  Must be skilled at speaking to large groups
  • Basic knowledge of medical products
  • Lifting requirements (maximum amount of weight): 50 lbs.
  • Energetic, hard working, and a self-starter
  • Previous experience leading volunteer groups
  • Strong computer skills, especially in web research and Microsoft Office

 
 

Application Instructions

MedShare offers a competitive benefits package for all fulltime employees.  The organization provides ample opportunities to learn about global health issues, medical supply chain management and philanthropic fundraising.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary expectations to: jobs@medshare.org with “Volunteer Program Associate, Western Region” in the subject line.

 

Must have viable references from prior supervisors.  We will check all references!  BART friendly location.
 
 

Thank you for considering MedShare!