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Top 30 Biomedical Technician Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
How do you feel about being on call?
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"My family understands the potentially late or random hours required of a Biomedical Technician and we are all prepared for that." commitment."
This question is being asked to see what your availability is and if it will fit the needs of their organization. Being on-call as a Biomedical Technician is necessary if a piece of equipment fails after hours. Does your family understand the potential late nights and random hours you could be called in? Does your schedule not permit you to be on call due to persona reason? This question could be an opportunity to ask how often you would be expected to pull call. Be careful not to rule out the position entirely before finding out all of the details, there may be an opportunity to not have to pull call after the first month.
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Question 2 of 30
Working on million dollar equipment can be stressful, how have you prepared to handle this?
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"Working on expensive equipment can be stressful so sometimes I'll take a break just to get some fresh air and go back to the task refreshed."
" I give 100% of my attention to every piece of equipment that I service at all times, regardless of the dollar value. I don't see a cost associated to the equipment I see it as my job to fix an item to keep a patient safe."
As a Biomedical Technician you work on expensive equipment everyday. When asked this question don't show defeat but show that it motivates you to properly troubleshoot and fix the item and having the satisfaction that you saved millions of dollars. Let the interviewer know that the price of the item doesn't detour you from performing your job.
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Question 3 of 30
Out of all the medical equipment you've worked on, which challenges you the most?
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Question 4 of 30
What piece of equipment do you find most challenging to repair?
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Question 5 of 30
There has been a lot of talk about advancements in technology. Are you worried that remote diagnostics will replace your job?
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Question 6 of 30
How would you handle a situation that required you to fix two pieces of equipment at the same time?
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Question 7 of 30
Tell me about your experiences at your previous hospital? What equipment did you work on the most?
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Question 8 of 30
Performing work in a timely manner is very important for hospitals, and our services. Tell me about your time management skills?
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Question 9 of 30
What do you do to remain enthusiastic about your career as a Biomedical Technician.
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Question 10 of 30
Do you hold, or are working towards, any certifications for a specific piece of equipment?
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Question 11 of 30
What equipment did you specialize in during your training?
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Question 12 of 30
What are your long term career goals as a Biomedical Technician?
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Question 13 of 30
Would you like to advance your career in any other technical fields?
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Question 14 of 30
Are you at the point in your career where you are ready to write a manual for all newcomers to the field?
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Question 15 of 30
Why did you choose a career as a biomedical technician?
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Question 16 of 30
Tell me about your attendance and punctuality.
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Question 17 of 30
How do you determine when a piece of equipment is no longer repairable and must be replaced?
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Question 18 of 30
Is it a good reason to skip an inspection on a machine?
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Question 19 of 30
Tell me about a situation when it was important for you to pay attention to details. How did you handle it?
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Question 20 of 30
When can you start working?
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Question 21 of 30
How would your co-workers describe you?
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Question 22 of 30
How would your current supervisor describe you?
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Question 23 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 24 of 30
Biomedical Technicians are in high demand. Do you have flexibility in your schedule to work overtime, evenings and weekends, as required?
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Question 25 of 30
If a double shift was required of you how would you handle that?
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Question 26 of 30
What is the riskiest decision you have made? Tell me about the situation and the outcome.
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Question 27 of 30
What does the term preventative maintenance mean to you, and why is it important?
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Question 28 of 30
Do you have experience in soldering and other more complex equipment repairs?
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Question 29 of 30
Do you have experience working around patients? Are you comfortable communicating directly with them?
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Question 30 of 30
What qualities does a great leader have?
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Question 1 of 30
How do you feel about being on call?
Question 2 of 30
Working on million dollar equipment can be stressful, how have you prepared to handle this?
User-Submitted Answers
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First I will collect all information about that.
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Follow the manfacturers procedures.
3.
Its already broken, why worry.
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Working in the manufacturing industry could be stressful, so I have learned from experience to take a step back and analyze the situation.
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Education and knowledge.
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Understand the application part of the equipment and then it is easy to solve out the problem as to where the issue arise.
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Learned to collect enough information on the equipment.
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I think the most important step to handle any equipment is by studying the block diagram and manually drawing a diagram and fixing one unit at a time.
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I dont feel stressful working with equipments, because I love working with these.
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Yeah itx stressfull but I have a skills to fix it... I believe on my self.
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I first make sure I have enough knowledge and experience of working on that job, and use other's experience, and I avoid stress because it won't help me, it only weakens me.
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I can handle this equipment by observing how it work properly ask others technitian about it.
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By making sure that i'm fully equip for all the necessary tools and troubleshooting guide in order to accomplish this situation.
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I like to take up challenges.
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I have experience with expensive equipment in the past at UC Merced and I handle this with the same respect and care that I would handle my own possessions.
Question 3 of 30
Out of all the medical equipment you've worked on, which challenges you the most?
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1.
X-Ray device's piece.
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Every kinde of equipment, probably I would say those with configuring or something that has to do with softewr.
3.
Physiological monitoring systems.
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There isn't just one piece, I enjoy what I do, and all the equipment I work on.
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Anaesthesia Ventilator.
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All most all the medical equipments I enjoy working on it .
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Well they are alot of them, but Patient Monitors are the one I enjoy working on the most.
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I have not as yet started working with equipment, however I have dealt with ECGs, Gait analysis software.
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Mutipara monitors ventilator and dialysis machine.
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I enjoy working on physiomonitors the most because, they are easy to repair and nurses appreciate me for repairing them.
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The defibrillator leads the pack. I am fascinated how it corrects irregular heart rhythm and brings a person back to life. But above that, I enjoy calibrating it using a patient monitor and ensuring that it meets the standards required to be safe to both the user and the patient.
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I enjoy working with the oscilloscope the most, which diagnoses electronic wave lengths in equipment.
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I love to work on monitors and anesthesia equipment.
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Equipment that verifys the UUT quality.
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Electrolyte analyzer, endoscopes.
Question 4 of 30
What piece of equipment do you find most challenging to repair?
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Microchip programing.
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Radiology equipment.
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Every day is challenging. The main important aspect is how to deal it?
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I feel the the most challenging instrument would be the X-ray machine.
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Ultrasound sensor. That was supposed to be placed firmly on the temple region of the brain and any slightest disturbance would distort the signal. But we found a way to stabilize it.
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Equipment without any reference on how to develop a test procedure, maintenance and service from its trade name.
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All those equipment challenging for me we have circuit problem.
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Units that are in need of repair but the parts are obsolete.
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As I've stated earlier answer every part of it is important, but for me the challenging part would be the software development part, it would be difficult but I would try hard and focus on so I can give my best to it and give a better result of the company's good.
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Defibrillators and ventillators are most challenging.
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Anesthesia or sterilizer.
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Ive got the feeling MRI because there many limitations are being followed in order MRI machines will work properly.
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Cardiac monitoring devices.
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Not so much as a particular equipment that I find challenging as a particular.
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Those which may put the patient in high risk, like pacemakers.
Question 5 of 30
There has been a lot of talk about advancements in technology. Are you worried that remote diagnostics will replace your job?
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I enjoy what I do and I am passionate.
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A remote diagnostics may assess a device's status, yet cannot rectify the issue in real world, real time.
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A remote diagnostics may assess a device's status, yet cannot rectify the issue in real world, real time.
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Remote Diagnostics are a good for determining status for some types of failure modes, provided the equipment can still interface remotely. This isn't always the case as the equipment may have failures that prevent it from communication with remote tools, or remote access is unavailable for other reasons, i. E. Due to problems with communications infrastructure. Additionally, remote diagnostics are not necessarily 100% accurate. It still takes a qualified person to verify the defect and repair it, and there will a be need for such people for many years to come.
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No, remote diagnostics does not have the passion to get the job done 100% of the way.
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No. Anyways there should be a person to fix the machines.
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No! I think it will not replaced the job as biomedical technician but rather will help us maximize our efficiency in every task we do.
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Well I am not worried about. Yes, remote diagnostics are coming in and that too quite rapidly. But the thing is that you simply cannot replace a human with a machine. The machine cannot create or work on new ideas like a human.
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Of course not because every aspect and device in bio medical need technicians.
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No because I feel you would still need a human to help troubleshoot what the remote diagnostics can not.
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No.. Not so, every thing need a keen observation and that cant be possible with remote diagnostics.
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No, because close inspection of equipment is needed to maintain.
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Remote diagnostics may assess the device status but it will not fix the problem in real time.
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No, I am not worried that remote diagnostic will replace my job because upon finding a problem in that peice of equipment, one solution may not fix said problem.
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Remote diagnostics can never debug a failure down to the component level and verify it.
Question 6 of 30
How would you handle a situation that required you to fix two pieces of equipment at the same time?
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Select the praiority one.
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Look at both problems and see if any of the two need parts to be ordered. If so order them and start wih the one that could be fixed with less time.
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I will prioritize my work and see which machine is more urgent.
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Assess both pieces of equipment. Take it one piece at a time and do not rush.
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Triage, the equipment.
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I would see what equipment is the priority.
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Spend equial anount of time on both pieces.
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The critical equipment would be taken care first, and then the next equipment.
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I would collect information on which piece was more critical to be up and running again as well as the time it would take to fix each one.
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Prioritizes the most important, check which one needs to order a piece of component to change and start the ones that can fixed immediately.
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I would manage my time according to the urgency of the equipment required.
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I will fix the difficult equipment then with remaining time I will solve other one.
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I would check which equipment is most familiar to me and would finish that first. Then, I would look into the other one.
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I would prioritize both peieces of equipment and complete each task to the best of my ability.
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At first I find what part is most important both case, and then solved respectively.
Question 7 of 30
Tell me about your experiences at your previous hospital? What equipment did you work on the most?
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I am fresh in this field.
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ECG, Ultrasound, X ray, Laboratory equipments, Infusion Pamps etc.
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Ecg machine, ventilators etc, I have a good experiences in radiology department.
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I have not worked any hospitals. If hired this would be my first job as a Biomed tech in a hospital.
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In my experience at the previous hospital, I learned how to maintain test, calibrate, and repair the medical devices, such as electro surgical unit, defibillators, and infusion pumps.
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ECG, infusion pump, defrillabotors, blood pump, dialysis.
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This is my first time working working as a biomedical technician.
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I was an intern and roamed all around the hospital with the senior guys to check for any trouble regarding an equipment. Patient Monitors and Oxygen supply,Air compressor were the ones on which I worked the most.
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I have been working as a Bio-Medical Engineer, following proper documentations of the medical devices, and to ensure safe, functional of equipment. Mostly on radiology, OT equipment, I will be working.
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I had experience with hematology machine and ecg since I worked as a quality controller in a establishing company.
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Suction machine and infant incubator. My experience from the previous hospital is quit well. There were many challenges of new machines brought but I was able to adjust and take care of them.
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Currently I work on ambulatory, and infusion pumps.
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I was interned at Kaiser and I mainly performed maintenance on the Carefusion IV pumps.
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I worked on infusion pumps, c arms, blood pressure cuff, and performed electrical safety inspections.
Question 8 of 30
Performing work in a timely manner is very important for hospitals, and our services. Tell me about your time management skills?
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I was a team leader for several years, and I had to manage my time between running my piece of equipment and handling other problems that could arise from my team mates.
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Try to manage time as much as possible.
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During our education I had an opportunity to apply the skills I learned through a senior project. We had things that needed to be done within a certain amount of time. As I was the project manager I had to make sure that the things were getting done in timely manner. I would provide my team members with a schedule which they would follow. If there were any changes I would be notified about it and change the schedule accordingly.
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I have excellent time management skills, especially once I have been trained. I do want I know needs to be done in a timely manner and to the best of my ability.
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I was a manager in retail, and usually ran the night shift, my duties were to get projects done while performing general duties around the store while running the part time help.
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I am a very good time manager, I had team leader experience where I learned how correctly manage time for my crow. I have family time, school time, and job time.
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I am punctuate . I would also like to do my work done as soon as possible.
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I make sure that my schedule is well organize according to the most important and maximized every single time in it.
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Through my internship as a Biomedical Engineer, I am well-versed with the urgency of time management and completion of tasks in timely manner. For eg, the Carm x-ray machine was scheduled for urgent repair than the Shygmomanometer so I started with fixing the x-ray machine first.
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I can calibrate the malfunction in the devices and give the appointment to repair that malfunction .
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I am a forward thinker and I have the ability to plan ahead and ensure that I have all of the tools and equipment to properly handle any situation at any time.
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The test department tests manufactured products to find any failures before they are sent to system test or customer. All of these need to meet the projects schedule.
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In my privious jobs I manage times very well.
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I have manage time accordingly.
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Planning is the key to finish things in a timely manner.
Question 9 of 30
What do you do to remain enthusiastic about your career as a Biomedical Technician.
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Each day is challenging and all issues we come across are new.
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I start to work early, read the everyday task and make sure that I understand and finish before the day ends.
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Never thought of going home from work. It never ends to craze to work.
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When I decided to choose this field I have learnt about the technologies that were developing in this area and also attended conferences and learnt about new methodologies that can be implemented. As a part of it I presented a paper on controlled delivery of nanoparticles to the injured vasculatre in a technical symposium at hyderabad, India.
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I have always expressed enthusiasm in my career by going above and beond what is asked of me. If a challange is placed in front of me I accept and drive forward.
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Yes I have. Prior to going to school I had the oppertunity to shadow a technician to learn more about the field of work.
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I enjoy working in any environment and I enjoy solving problem and fix equipment.
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I was the lead engineer while developing a product and application engineer that provided customers preatations.
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Yeah, by doing my final year project in bio medical field.
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Not one day is ever the same. And its always rewarding yet challenging to look forward to everyday.
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Work with dedication for self satisfaction.
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I have expressed enthusiasm by doing an internship and staying in the field of technology and repair work. Always trying to serve customers and help out as much as I can.
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I learn everything I can about the position. I find better ways for me to perform my job as effetely as I can.
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Yes I always enjoyed taking broken electronics apart when I was a kid and putting them back together. I love the medical trade and helping to do things that help people, I decided to do this for my career. I just love the thought of improving a piece of equipment and making it better.
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I am enthusiastic in working and learning things now.
Question 10 of 30
Do you hold, or are working towards, any certifications for a specific piece of equipment?
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Oem certificates, and any new training I receive.
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Yes, I plan to pursue a masters degree in health care administration or project management degree. I am also looking forward to be CBET certified.
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Yes looking into becoming A plus certified and plan for more training in the future.
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I am currently working on Hyperbaric chamber repair certification.
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Yes I already working in different work related by biomedical.
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Anesthesia equipment Certified laser Repair Technician.
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No, I do not have any certifications other than the Bachelors degree in biomedical engineering. I also have few months of experience shadowing technicians and seeing their daily tasks.
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I hold a few certificates, and have been trained on various equipment.
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I have only been to a couple of schools but would be more than willing to attend several others.
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I am working on my A+ certification and also my CEBET
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I am working on my cbet cert. I would also love to learn imaging systems.
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No I got my reseal and journeyman ticket in steam fitting that deals with how systems work and safety is the number one piortie and I learned a lot about pumps and valves and how different systems operate.
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I am trying to register for engineers australia membership.
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Blood presure machine I use to hold.
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I work further but by research and understand it well what is needed for.
Question 11 of 30
What equipment did you specialize in during your training?
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I have biomed tech diplloma and bs on electronics I work on infusion pumps.
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Troubleshooting physiological monitoring systems.
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I have a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology. During this I had an oppourtunity to do an internship at a hosfital which would give me the feel of real world. During this experiece I worked with patient care equipments.
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I specialize in dialosis machines.
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I have a associates in science with a background in computer science. I learned alot of skills ranging from programming to computer repair. I am more than willing to be trained in a more specific piece of equipment related to biomed.
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I have an associates in electronics and an associates in biomedical. Had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of equipment.
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I did my bachelors in biomedical engineer. Instrumentation was my back ground .
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I have completed my Masters in Biomedical Engineering and I have worked with instruments like C-arm X-rays, Autoanalyzers, Surgical instruments, Patient Monitoring system.
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I spent four years at virginia tech, 3 of which I was performing research in various neuroimaging labs, ranging from more general psychological labs to more focused clinical psychological labs. Equipment for neuroimaging data collection were simens 3t scanners.
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I am completed a 3 year Biomedical Engineering Technology program. During my training I worked on various types of medical equipment including; blood pressure units, dialysis machines, Infusion pumps, thermometers, defibrillators, mammogram units, patient mattresses and more.
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I obtained an AAS in biomedical technology, and I have specialized on Plum A+ IV pumps.
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Recent graduate of State Technical College of Missouri with a degree in Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Enegineering. Networking; Microsoft Office; Windows Xp-8; Mac OS; punctual; self-motivated; problem solving; excellent verbal and written communication skills; supportive; reliable; exceeds expectation; organized; Perform maintenance and check out procedures on the following medical equipment: IV Pumps Ventilator Electrosurgical Unit Pulse Oximeter IABP ECG Defibrillator Fetal Monitor Surgical Laser.
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BS in Biomedical Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
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I have done Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Mumbai University and then I came here to pursue masters. I recently finished my graduate program from IUPUI in the same field that is Biomedical Engineering. I have worked in a hospital before for a brief period of time before I came to the US. There I was a junior Biomedical Engineer. I got an opportunity to handle many instruments but mostly there were problems regarding ECG machines and syringe and infusion pumps. Sometimes there used to be problems in patient monitors as well.
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I did b Tech biomedical Engineering . I got 2 years experi in a hospital.
Question 12 of 30
What are your long term career goals as a Biomedical Technician?
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For as long as lifetime events allows me too.
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This is my home, so there isn't any plans tomove.
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Since I came into this field with interest ! Until there is a end.
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This is my passion more than a career and hence I intent to be in this area only.
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Till I feel this is my best invention and my best work.
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Since I have always been interested in medical devices this would be satisfying field.
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For a long period, 10 years maybe or longer.
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I plan to settle down for a long time hopefully my entire life.
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Till I retire, this is very important to me because I know sustaining medical equipment is a critical field.
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I want to stay here for the rest of my life. My family is here and thats who I want to be around for the rest of my life.
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I would like to be in this area throughout my career because this is what I studied.
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As long as they need my service.
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Permanently a si have been looking forward for this position.
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How much my company is required.
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For as long as it take to achieve my goals.
Question 13 of 30
Would you like to advance your career in any other technical fields?
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No, this field in itself is very broad and have various options and as this field is constantly evolving it keeps us on our feet and helps us learn new things everyday.
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Yes I want to advance in qualification assessment and sales.
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No I would like to have growth in the field which I work for.
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Yes of course. I would like to go more with research about equipment and design a medical equipment.
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No because I have finally found the career that I want o be in till I retire.
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I would love to master imaging equipment.
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If I get to save lives and repair equipment then count me in.
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I have already completed my reseal and journey man ticket in a short time.
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I would like to work in the medical sector.
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Not beyond my career may be if it needed in my career.
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Yes. Any and all. I am hungry to learn all there is to know about technology and the direction it is taking us.
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I have an EPA universal certification and I am working on CBET certification.
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If I get a chance ,I would like to do the career advancement in biomedical engineering.
Question 14 of 30
Are you at the point in your career where you are ready to write a manual for all newcomers to the field?
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No, I am the newcomer to the field.
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Are you willing to work weekends.
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No. I am a newcomer to the field and have a strong desire to learn and master the field that someday I can write the manual for newcomers.
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Yes. I think I have enough knowledge to instruct and guide new technicains. There is plenty I can still learn from more experienced techs, but I am at a point where I have learned enough to pass on to new techs.
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No, I am just a beginner. There is alot I need to know, I need to experience. Then may be someday I would write a manual.
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No I believe I am still in the learning fase of my career.
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Yes, I feel confident to write and have written a mock helpers guide for the next person who performs my job.
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No, I have only started my career now. I am taking notes though, so maybe I could prepare a manual if I need to.
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The required data has to be understoud to write a manual. This data will be written so it is easier to understand to same time and refresh to subject quicker.
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No, because I am still farily new to the field and I am still learning till this day.
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No not at this point, I am a newcomer myself.
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Yeah it is very intrusting feild and lots of scopable.
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I have written technical manuals in the past. I would certainly be ready to do it again.
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When I am achieve manage the customer and my juniors that time ready to write for all newcomers to the field.
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Yes I am. Having put in about 4 plus years in the field.
Question 15 of 30
Why did you choose a career as a biomedical technician?
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I wanted to work in a more professional enviroment and be able to help patients in an indirect way by using the knowledge and skills I have obtained from going through school.
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Like fixes equipment.
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I wanted to work in a more professional enviroment and be able to help patients in an indirect way by using the knowledge and skills I have obtained from going through school.
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I always wanted to work in Hospital Environment and during high school, my technical knowledge interested developed. I think Biomedical links both. Technical Hospital.
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I like working in a medical setting. I want to help people by making sure they equipment that is used to treat and help them is working properly.
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I want to people to get the help they need by ensuring that the equipment used by physicians, nurses and patients works correctly.
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I am passionate about technology and being able to work with people along with it.
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I can say that this is one of my passion as a professional.
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I have always been fascinated with medical devices.
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I love repairing machines and am interested in Healthcare.
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To serve either technically and social awarness to society.
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Because I have experience of troubleshooting devices.
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I have done B.E in biomedical Engineering and would like to apply my theory knowledge by acting as a biomedical technician.
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I am interested in biology and like to serve humanity.I am much interested in this field.
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Because I like electronics, it was my hobby. And our family has medical background.
Question 16 of 30
Tell me about your attendance and punctuality.
User-Submitted Answers
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Maybe once every six months due to sickness almost always.
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When needed for sickness and appt.
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When needed for sickness or DR.Appt..
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I have been very punctual and obidient to my work. There were not many call days off.
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I have been very punctual and obidient to my work. There were not many call days off.
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I feel as a Biomedical Technician Engineer it is more important for a person to be available for on-call services and I have learnt this from my past experience which has trained me in giving my most to this position.
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I would have to say, very few. I use my leave sparingly.
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Only for vacation, and very rarely for other instances.
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Only 1 or 2 days off depending on the event. I normally get to the maximum number of hours so they warn me that I will lose additional time off.
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Very rare, maximum once in a month.
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Not often when I did it was only for my honeymoon.
12.
In a year ive called in three times due to the weather.
13.
Never just the official holidays that is it.
14.
After finishing my services there and at time they set for me to leave.
15.
Am working interested in 24/7
Question 17 of 30
How do you determine when a piece of equipment is no longer repairable and must be replaced?
Question 18 of 30
Is it a good reason to skip an inspection on a machine?
User-Submitted Answers
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I do not believe there is a good reason to skip an inspection on a machine.
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There is no reason to skip an inspection on a machine.
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I dont think there is any good reason to skip inspection. Inspection forms a very crucial part of maintaining an instrument which is needed all the time.
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The machine is in use and an important job is being done with the machine that cannot b stop.
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Absolutely never skip an inspection on a machine.
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There is no or ever will be a good reason to skip an inspection on a machine.
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When the risk asesment is zero.
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Good reason is I not able to check this devise so I will never touch.
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Never. If a preventative maintenance plan calls for an inspection, then there is no reason to skip it.
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Check sample is good are bad and check the accessories for instruments.
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Never skip the inspection, it should be a mandatory action.
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When ever there is emergency it is better to ponspond the inspection.
Question 19 of 30
Tell me about a situation when it was important for you to pay attention to details. How did you handle it?
User-Submitted Answers
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Being a team leader I was in charge of doing resets in store. I had to pay attention to how the merchandise manager wanted specific things done that were not listed. I was not afraid to have a pen and paper to get what I had to get done.
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In my past work I am a line leader and as a leader I join the bosses in every meetings, I make sure that listen carefully and list all.
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I feel during my past experience it was very important to pay attention to detail while installing devices. For eg. During my previous job while installing a device, carefully reading step by step procedure was highly required.
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Actualyy there many such situation, especially in OT & ICU.And most of the time its basic operating faults which will happen in stressed situation.
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Testing an electronic board, using magnifier, multimeter.
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Anytime I am working on hospital equipment I pay complete attention to details. Usually get it up and running.
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At kaiser I had to make sure when the senor BIOMED got through the procedure on sending equipment to the manufacture for repair, It was important because I needed to do the same process over on different equipment. I wrote down the important info and steps.
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I was working on a CARM in class, we had no schematic for the equipment but we needed to diagnose the machine. I searched the internet for a service book, and I found one. I also took pictures of the equipment before I started working it. Between the manual and the pictures I took to insure the equipment was assembled properly. It was fixed.
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During a live heart beating experiment.
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I will manage all situation on time because I love attentions and I m going to handle easily.
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During ventilator machine training. I kept my all mind focused on it.
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Every situation requires me to pay attention to detail. I see it as, handling it; I see it as a necessity. It means the difference between accurate and inaccurate data. I prefer accurate data.
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In the mid-night I am getting call from one of my customer. Otherend the voice is machine was not working but here emergency cases are going. Immediately I change the spare one customer to another customer. Now machine is working. I safe the patient health.
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Counting students leaving the building.
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It was a machine which making noise from its motor side in testing period after the repair. We disassembled again and tighten the loose set screw on the motor cooling fan and shaft. Then re-tested, the test was passed successfully.
Question 20 of 30
When can you start working?
Question 21 of 30
How would your co-workers describe you?
Question 22 of 30
How would your current supervisor describe you?
Question 23 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
Question 24 of 30
Biomedical Technicians are in high demand. Do you have flexibility in your schedule to work overtime, evenings and weekends, as required?
Question 25 of 30
If a double shift was required of you how would you handle that?
User-Submitted Answers
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I would do that alot at my previous job. I see it as the more time hands on the more experience.
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I just would make adjustments in personal life and get the job done.
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I am used to having to cover extra shifts at the management level.
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I think I am well-versed with this fact and like I said I am trained in a way that I have shown dedication towards my job by working double shifts.
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I like to work until a task is complete and if that takes extra time, then I am willing to step up. I have an amazing support system in place for my family needs.
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Yes, as long as the work is time demanding, Iam ready to work.
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I would have no problem with that scenario.
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I would understand and if needs to be done then I will need to do it, no questions asked.
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I would handle it as necessary.
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I am willing and eager to work as much as I can and get as much experience as I can. On call travel or whatever needs to be done.
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I will try to manage quite possibly and get some help from my colleagues.
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Positvely... Because that is life.
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I m use to for it and I will make enjoyed with double shift.
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Yes I will do because i'm dedicated my time on this job.
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I would work a double shift.
Question 26 of 30
What is the riskiest decision you have made? Tell me about the situation and the outcome.
User-Submitted Answers
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I wrote a letter to my CEO asking if they would do a scholarship for me for school. I had lost my soccer scholarship due to injury so needed assistance. I was not expecting much from the letter, but his secretary called me and they awarded me a scholarship.
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Suggest direct to my manager that we need to tell the customer to revised the equipment that I and my team found the cause of failure. It succeeded when they do change the equipment.
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On my project exam I made changes with algorithm, and team mate was unhappy for changing still I changed got the output scored full mark, finally made her happy.
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I always try to mitigate as much risk as possible in situations where there is a possibility for something to go wrong.
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The riskiest decision I have made was to move from California to Alabama to start a new job at the VA. I had no idea if I would like the position or how I would be recieved here. In the end I love this job more than any other place I have worked.
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Drinking while driving. Was driving and got pulled over and arrested.
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Server room the UPS battery was being replaced and the UPS power cord got unplugged and the server shutdown, Had to boot it back up and hoped that the network addresses were still configured.
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Had to move . Needed money to survive . Meet great people and had a great job.
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Riskiest situation is kind of my engineering when my project is'nt working yet but I was took a decision to try give 220 wolts then its working.
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The machine was failure and I was never maintained it before and it was immediately wanted for use so I had to services it but at the end of day I made it.
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Whether or not to swap out a damaged piece of equipment with a new piece of equipment. Complete power loss in a remote location with the inability to regain power to the equipment. The customer was happy to receive a new piece of equipment that was functional.
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A leakage in fluidics board. I soldering the small piece of wire after fixing its working.
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One of our building's natural gas line broken while I was working as an HVAC tech, so I have to call the police and shut down all the activities on that research labs. Then we had isolated the gas line and reopened for the business.
14.
Since electrical power is part of my job, so many time I played risks with electricity.
Question 27 of 30
What does the term preventative maintenance mean to you, and why is it important?
Question 28 of 30
Do you have experience in soldering and other more complex equipment repairs?
Question 29 of 30
Do you have experience working around patients? Are you comfortable communicating directly with them?
Question 30 of 30
What qualities does a great leader have?

About Biomedical Technician

February 11th, 2017

A Bio-Medical Equipment Technician is also referred to as a Biomedical Engineering Technologist (BMET) or Biomedical Equipment Specialist (BES). A Biomedical Technician is a highly skilled technologist that ensures medical equipment is safe, functional and properly configured. Duties include installing, inspecting, maintaining, repairing, calibrating, modifying and designing biomedical equipment and support systems to adhere to medical standard guidelines. Biomedical Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, private sector and for military.

As a Biomedical Technician, you are the behind the scenes professional in the medical setting. You must have a passion for machines and technology as well as a knack for troubleshooting and repairs. You know the int's and outs of laboratory equipment to surgical robots. Biomedical Technicians ensure the safety and proper functioning of medical equipment to keep patients safe. Healthcare professionals rely on Biomedical Technicians to maintain equipment to achieve safe, accurate diagnosis and successful treatments to their patients. As a Biomedical Technician you must be able to must work well in fast-paced, high-pressure situations. Stamina is important, as the job requires standing, crouching and moving for long periods of time. You'll need to have great communication skills in order to work effectively with medical professionals, hospital staff, administrators and patients.

To prepare for your interview you'll want to research the facility. By researching their departments and specialty clinics you'll be able to speak to the equipment that you've worked on and that they will have there. Be confident in your answers as you have the education and hands on experience to prove it. Whether you have a 2-year degree in biomedical equipment technology, bachelor’s degree or military training relay to the interviewer how your education has prepared you for your job.

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