What does Biomedical Engineer do in Hospital and Industry?

Role of Biomedical Engineer In a Hospital:

 

Purchase of equipment’s (which includes inviting quotations/tenders for purchasing new equipment’s/machines & preparing comparison chart for the same).
Writing specifications for all the new equipment’s & machinery.
Evaluating the equipment &machinery on the basis of its initial cost as well as its operating cost: since many times, the high maintenance & operating cost of the equipment turns out to be much higher than the initial cost.
Inspection of incoming equipment & machinery and doing pre-acceptance checks before official acceptance & payment.
Maintaining records; for e.g. equipment history.
Setting standards & ensuring their compliance.
Maintaining the equipment to the best of its performance by organizing a planned maintenance program for all equipment’s and attending to emergency breakdowns and repairs.
Arranging for training programs for personnel in clinical engineering department as well as the end users.
Advising & providing expertise to the medical staff & administration.
Maintaining equipment inventory for all existing & incoming equipment’s.
Active involvement in the activities of the hospital’s safety committee & checking safety hazards.
Monitoring contract services viz. A.M.C. and C.M.C.
Keeping record of the Spares/consumable items.

Role of Biomedical Engineer in an Industry:

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Preparing quotations/ tenders.
Maintaining records; for e.g. equipment history.
Setting standards & ensuring their compliance.
Maintaining the equipment to the best of its performance by organizing a planned maintenance program for all equipment’s and attending to emergency breakdowns and repairs.
Carry out inspection & repairs of the equipment/machine at company site or at the hospital site.
Arranging for training programs for personnel in clinical engineering department as well as the end users.
Advising & providing expertise to the medical staff & administration.
Maintaining equipment inventory for all existing & incoming equipments.
Involvement in the activities of the hospital’s safety committee & checking safety hazards.
Monitoring contract services viz. A.M.C. and C.M.C.
Keeping record of the Spares/consumable items.

Role of service engineer and Salary:

Maintaining records; for e.g. equipment history.
Setting standards & ensuring their compliance.
Maintaining the equipment to the best of its performance by organizing a planned maintenance program for all equipment’s and attending to emergency breakdowns and repairs.
Carry out inspection & repairs of the equipment/machine at company site or at the client site.
Arranging for training programs for personnel in clinical engineering department as well as the end users.
Advising & providing expertise to the medical staff & administration.
Maintaining equipment inventory for all existing & incoming equipments.
Involvement in the activities of the hospital’s safety committee & checking safety hazards.
Keeping record of the Spares/consumable items.
Salary earned by the Biomedical Engineer depends upon the industry joined & the role offered.

Generally a ‘marketing or sales’ engineer is offered more salary as compared to a service engineer.

Also, package offered by the Parent company is much more than the dealer. Again, private/multispecialty/superspeciality hospitals will offer better package than the govt. /small hospitals.

Experience plays a big role while deciding the salary package. Sometimes, for the post of biomed engg in hospital, they prefer hospital experienced person over the company experienced person.

Also read: Biomedical engineer as Medical planner

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Access to latest technology:

It totally depends on the equipments manufactured/ handled by the company or the purchase made by the hospital. If you get a chance to work with such organization & if you are allowed to handle/get trained (this depends on your post sometimes) for such equipment/machine then only it is possible to get access to the latest technology.

 

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