Location: Akron, Ohio
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Hybrid, onsite as needed per business needs
Travel to Regional Sites required
The Clinical Systems Engineer coordinates an organization-wide program to insure the effective deployment, integration and support of interconnected medical systems.
1. Maintains current inventory of networked and integrated medical systems (including catalog of services, features, interconnections).
2. Conducts capital and service contract pre-purchase evaluations, researches vendors and assesses cost of ownership.
3. Coordinates security management process including risk (e.g., criticality and probability) and vulnerability analysis and related documentation associated with interconnected/integrated medical systems.
4. Coordinates with stakeholders a process to prioritize, develop and implement a plan to manage/mitigate identified risks associated with interconnected/integrated medical systems by applying appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
5. Maintains the integrity of FDA approval for interconnected/integrated medical systems.
6. Works with stakeholders to insure effective deployment, integration, and support of new medical systems into legacy systems and non-medical elements of the organization's information infrastructure.
7. Identifies and manages appropriate software upgrades, security patches and anti-virus installs for interconnected/integrated medical systems according to industry best practices.
- Works to assure systems are deployed into an optimum (i.e., secure & supportive) environment
- Continually reviews system components to determine which are obsolete or otherwise no longer adequately supportable and then
- Plans for and implements component upgrades/replacement in a timely manner.
8. Conducts Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) on incidents involving integrated medical systems and reports findings to appropriate stakeholders for follow-up action.
9. Monitors and adopts industry best practices to insure integrity, availability & confidentiality of data maintained and transmitted across interconnected and integrated medical systems.
10. Educates stakeholders on security and other implications associated with the proliferation of interconnected and integrated medical technologies.
11. Supervises clinical engineering and other staff as necessary in clinical systems integration and infrastructure support (e.g., hybrid reporting structure, project supervision).
12. Works with stakeholders:
13. Other duties as required.
- Information Services (including network support, disaster recovery).
- Clinicians (system users including physicians, nurses, technologists, etc).
- Medical system manufacturers/vendors.
- Procurement/purchasing/materials management.
- Baccalaureate degree in Biomedical or Clinical Engineering or related field (Master's preferred).
- 5-10 years experience in clinical engineering and information systems.
- Project management and planning skills/experience.
- Strong communication and team building skills across functional areas.
- Certification (completed or in process) preferred in one or more of the following:
- Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by (ISC)2
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Network Professional (CCNP)
- Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Engineer (MCSE).
- In-depth knowledge of Joint Commission and other applicable standards and regulations.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift, walk, stand, sit, bend, reach with hands and arms, climb, push/pull, use hands, and see, hear and speak.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
- This position is performed in an office setting, five days a week with typical work hours being 7.00a - 3.30p.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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