Job Title: Director, Healthcare Technology Management
Organization: Interior Health
Location: Flexible
Job Type: Permanent Full-time
CPHIMS-CA Required? No
Level: Master
Domain: Clinical & Health Services

Interior Health is seeking an experienced health technology leader with strong communication, planning, change management and systems integration experience. The worksite location for this exciting opportunity is flexible anywhere within our Interior Health region.

About the role:

The Director, Healthcare Technology Services is responsible for providing leadership and management of Biomedical Engineering technology to support the achievement of the mission, goals, and objectives of Interior Health (IH) by planning equipment replacement; introducing new technology; providing professional advice to the equipment purchase process; overseeing Biomedical services and related quality and risk management activities; utilizing technology management principles in collaboration with regional multi-disciplinary teams; integrating medical device and information technology systems; and managing medical technology system risks.

The Director is additionally responsible for providing leadership and direction for sustainable medical system technology including the development of annual plans, goals, and objectives in alignment with IH Strategic Objectives. The Director is responsible for maintaining a strong business relationship between the IH Healthcare Technology Management department and PHSA Supply Chain will lead the HSSBC/IH services relationship and will provide leadership within the Health Technology Assessment Committee.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Develops strategic and tactical plans related to the activities of biomedical engineering, including the development of annual goals, projects, and priorities.

2. In collaboration with other Health Authorities, provides leadership and direction to the Provincial BC Biomedical Engineering Federation as the IH representative. Establishes protocols for a provincial service.

3. Develops strategic and tactical plans related to the integration of biomedical technology and information systems.

4. Provides technical leadership on the IH Capital Equipment Steering Committee. Works with Capital Accounting and other stakeholders to create IH capital equipment plans.

5. Prepares sustainable Biomedical Engineering capital and operating budgets. Develops systems in collaboration with Finance to obtain required funding for additional service requirements. Approves biomedical equipment service contracts and sets external service budgeting for IH. Works with Purchasing to negotiate major contracts with external service vendors.

6. Promotes and reinforces linkages between the Biomedical Engineering service team and other support and clinical service teams.

7. Works with PHSA Supply Chain and IH stakeholders to find innovative solutions to service delivery issues.

8. As a member and technology resource on the Health Technology Assessment Committee, recommends new health technologies as they relate to the strategic direction of IH by researching requests for new device technology and estimating staff and financial resource impacts.

9. Designs processes and systems to track equipment age and replacement cost; logs manufacturers’ obsolescence notices; analyzes service data; and analyzes risk, utilization, and effectiveness in order to facilitate equipment utilization and replacement decisions.

10. Facilitates the capital planning, budgeting, and purchasing process by analyzing new and replacement equipment requests. Defines equipment and system technical specifications, analyzes tender and evaluation results, and reviews installation plans for major purchases.

11. Recommends, develops, and implements policies; sets standards and procedures including quality assurance and improvement activities relating to Biomedical Engineering and IMIT; oversees the investigation of healthcare technology related incidents, device hazard alerts, and recall remediation; and designs solutions to electromagnetic compatibility issues.

12. Sets standards for service and performance, and evaluates and effects changes as needed to improve service quality, simplify workflow, and assure compliance with regulatory requirements.

13. Consults and communicates directly with medical, nursing, and other administrative leadership staff on technical matters related to clinical practice and patient-oriented clinical and IMIT technology.

14. Approves education programs to maintain a high level of competence among biomedical staff.

15. Selects, directs, evaluates, and when necessary, disciplines subordinate personnel; develops and implements appropriate employee development and retention plans.

16. Functions as a liaison between Biomedical Engineering/IMIT and internal/external parties in order to resolve complex and/or sensitive issues and facilitates strategic planning and re-engineering activities.

17. Represents IH in the IMIT community by liaising with other Health Authorities and on provincial councils, committees, and advisory groups as appropriate.

18. Performs other related duties and/or projects as assigned.

Qualifications

• A Masters Degree in Clinical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).
• A minimum of 10 years of medical technology and managerial experience in the healthcare industry including responsibilities for:
– strategic planning, development, and operation of a sophisticated medical equipment service system
– tactical planning, integration, and deployment of medical device-related information systems
– risk management
– staff development and supervision
– An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

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