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Upcoming Meeting


Brown Mackie College

  November 8th 10:00am
Education:  Presentation on Bioelctomagnetics by Ms. Raji

Location:  Brown Mackie Circle Center Campus 411 & 412
Enter into Circle Center Mall parking, take Illinois and Maryland entrances.  All guests, bring your parking ticket with you such that it can be validated.  The campus is located on the 4th floor.


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IBS Newsletter

August 2014

 

 

 

President

Get Involved.

First, let me say thank you for opening this email and being a part of the Indiana Biomedical Society.  That shows that you are involved or starting to get involved.

Just by joining the IBS, in my opinion, you are now among the top 10% in our field.  You are showing initiative.  You are not part of the “just average”.  You are stepping out and above.   This shows that you are interested in this field and I hope enjoying what you are doing.

A long time ago there was a problem where I once worked.  I got involved in finding a solution and was asked to put together a class to teach others the solution.  Before long I was on my way to Miami to show others this procedure.  [If you get a chance to visit Miami I would suggest you check out South Beach both during the day and night.]  When it all started out, I was just involved in fixing a problem and ended up going to South Beach, having some great experiences and getting paid because I “Got Involved” - funny how things work out.  My whole point is for you to “Get Involved.”  You won’t believe what could and will happen.

By getting involved you will go places.  You may get to travel.  I know people who have done volunteer work and had such great experiences that they can’t wait to go again.  It may just be the experience you are looking for.  Or maybe it will lead to new friendships that you will enjoy for years to come. 

Get involved in the IBS and you will learn so much more than you would expect. When you’re involved in the IBS you meet people that are working on the same equipment that you do. You might meet someone that knows a fix to a problem that has been haunting you.

If you weren’t able to make it to the mid-year meeting at Hill-Rom, I am sorry to say you missed a great time.  Mary Owens from the Trimedx Foundation gave a presentation that I found very moving.  If you ever thought about doing some volunteer work, please check out this foundation.  I would also like to thank Jim Quinn with Fluke Biomedical for bringing out some state-of-the-art test tools.  We use these tools every day and it is nice to see what is new and improved.  We had good food, free drinks and dancing.  The dancing may not win awards, but let me tell you, it sure was entertaining.

In closing I would like to say: “You are the one that holds your future in your hands.”  So Get Involved! The question should not be “what have you got to lose” but it should be “what do you have to gain? “

Be safe,

Blaine

Hope to see you at the next meeting on Sep 13 in Kokomo

president@indianabiomedical.com

 

 

 


Vice President

Funny how time flies when you’re having fun! Truthfully, time flies regardless! We are more than half way through this year already. WOW, where did the time go? In case you missed it, here’s a recap of what’s gone on for the IBS. June’s midyear conference marked the last time that Hill-Rom would be able to serve as host for our mid-year conference. We are all very thankful to the people who took time out of their lives to serve us and treat us to such great hospitality. Each conference that I have attended; I have been fascinated by the tour of the Hillenbrand property. Not only to hear the history, but to see it as well. I would like to extend a special thank you to Pat Ertel and Shannon Pope for all of their hard work and making sure that we were well taken care of while we were there. Those of you that could not make the trip, or arrived on Saturday, missed our own Lanita Hill presenting her very own version of dancing with the stars. She had most of those in attendance moving and grooving into the wee hours of the night, long after the bar had closed. Good times indeed. Thank you to our presenters for the weekend. Mary Owens gave a heartwarming presentation for the Trimedx Foundation. The foundation gives a wonderful opportunity to volunteer and make a difference for so many in need of decent health care.  Jim Quinn of Quinntek brought several pieces of equipment to demonstrate. It was also good to have his input, as a vendor, on future annual conference set up.  The mid-year conference, I would say, was a big success! So…why not go from one success to another?

The very first ever MD Imaging Expo, hosted by the IBS, was held in Indianapolis on July 16th & 17th. Held at the JW Marriot, the expo was great! We had an excellent turnout, most of the people I met were in imaging, of course, but I met a few biomeds, as the expo was open to everyone. There were plenty of vendors with products on display and goodies to give away. As far as education, well, we always have some of the best speakers. Many Roman kicked off the festivities on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning got underway with Karen Waninger and Pat Lynch being just a couple of the stellar speakers of the day. I am sure a good time was had by all. Plans are already underway to bring the expo back next year. When we do, don’t miss it!

Our next IBS meeting is quickly approaching. It will be held at Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo on September 13th.  Be on the lookout for forthcoming details and plan to attend. Also, we have the small matter of nominations for next year’s board members. This will be a part of our final meeting in November.  If there is someone you think would do well as an IBS officer, plan to attend the meeting in November and make your nom(me)nations (haha).  Information regarding that meeting will be sent out soon.


Thank you!

                                                             
Most sincerely,

David

vp@indianabiomedical.com

 

 

 


Upcoming Events

 

IBS Meeting

 

http://www.ecommunity.com/howard/

 

September 13th 9:00am

Education:  TBD

 

Job Openings

http://www.eskenazihealth.edu/careers

Director, Biomedical Engineering

Category:

Management/Executive

Facility:

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Department:

Biomedical Engineering

Schedule:

Full-time

Shift:

Days

Hours:

7:00 - 3:30

Job Details:

JOB SUMMARY:

Eskenazi Health is seeking an innovative leader to fill its Director of Biomedical Engineering position!  The successful candidate will coordinate activities, give direction to personnel within the department and serve as a consultant on medical equipment matters.  The Director, Biomedical Engineering will be responsible for the following job functions:

  • Responsible for the applications and adherence of personnel to hospital and departmental policies. 
  • Conducts/reviews personnel evaluations; ultimate responsibility for hire, discharge and discipline of personnel. 
  • Delegates work projects to department personnel for two distinct work areas (medical equipment repair and radiation equipment repair). 
  • Supervises new project and equipment evaluations;  may include writing specifications designed to make recommendations regarding both new and replacement equipment. 
  • Evaluates potential equipment purchases to determine utilization and value; may include organization cost of feasibility studies with proper documentation to facilitate recommendations. 
  • Provides consultative service for researchers upon request.  Assists in collection /verification of research data. 
  • Makes recommendations to management; explains and instructs medical staff with regard to selection and use of equipment. 
  • Serves as liaison between medical staff with regard to selection and use of equipment. 
  • Responsible for overall in-service education programs for medical staff relative to medical equipment. 
  • Develops annual departmental budget.

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering and one year previous experience in an engineering environment in a hospital system; or a Bachelor’s degree in one of the areas noted plus at least 3 years of engineering experience in related areas.

 

Biomedical Equipment Technician II

Category:

Service/Maintenance

Facility:

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Department:

Biomedical Engineering

Schedule:

Full-time

Shift:

Days

Hours:

40

Job Details:

JOB SUMMARY:

The Biomedical Equipment Technician II repairs and maintains equipment including electronic circuitry.  This position is responsible for maintaining inventory of spare parts, test equipment and tools.  The Biomedical Equipment Technician II also fabricates/modifies medical equipment and is responsible for assigned supervisory and leadership roles.

REQUIREMENTS:

-Associate's or vocational degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology plus a minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in repair of hospital/medical equipment OR

-AAS in Biomedical Engineering, AAMI Certification and a minimum of two years experience in repair of hospital/medical equipment OR

-Bachelor's degree in a related engineering area plus one year of related intermediate engineering level experience

-Experience equivalents may be considered in lieu of educational and certification requirements

-Must hold a valild Indiana driver's license that meets Eskenazi Health's driving policy requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

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