Free Medical Equipment Technician Course (Basic Clinical Equipment) (1year Diploma Course)

Medical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment): in the Healthcare Industry is also known as a BioMedical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment) (BMET), Service Technician, Biomedical Electronics Technician, and Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET)

Brief Job Description: -Medical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment) install, maintain and repair patient care equipment. They perform inspection, installation, and preventative maintenance of general clinical equipment, including appropriate documentation for all service activities and training the hospitalstaff Medical Equipment Technician Course.

Personal Attributes: -Medical Equipment Technician (Basic Clinical Equipment)should have the ability to understand and follow complex technical instructions, ability to pay close attention to detail, ability to effectively use computer applications, familiarity with the techniques of maintaining a filing system, accuracy, dependability, meticulous, communicative, a passion for helping people, experience in medical environment and terminology..

Providing and setting up the required medical equipment in the concerned medical department Medical Equipment Technician Course.:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Deliver and set up, or coordinate with hospital staff

 PC2. Ensure that all required equipment and item(s) are delivered in a timely manner as agreed upon by the supplier, and prescribing physician

PC3. Ensure that all equipment and item(s) delivered to the hospital is consistent with the prescribing physician’s order, needs, and limitations

 PC1. Provide all equipment and item(s) that are necessary to operate the equipment

PC2. Perform further adjustments as applicable Medical Equipment Technician Course.

Training and educating the hospital staff for operating the installed medical equipment safely and correctly:- To be competent, the user/individual on the job must:

PC1. Provide, or coordinate the provision of, appropriate information related to the set-up, features, routine use, trouble shooting, cleaning, and maintenance of all equipment provided

 PC2. Provide relevant information and/or instructions about infection control issues related to the use of all equipment provided

 PC3. Ensure that the hospital staff can use all equipment provided safely and effectively

PC4. Make sure training and instructions provided to the hospitalstaff shall commensurate with the risks, complexity, and manufacturer’s instructions and/or specifications for the equipment

PC5. Document all training and communication in the providers record, including the date, time, and signature of the person providing the service

Providing on-call and onsite assistance Medical Equipment Technician Course.:- To be competent, the user/individual on the job must:

 PC1. Provide on call assistance by giving instruction

PC2. Provide technical assistance and instructions to hospital staff regarding the fault if applicable

 PC3. Diagnose and correct system and equipment malfunctions if fault is there

PC4. Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations

 PC5. Examine medical equipment or facility’s structural environment and check for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations

PC6. Study technical manuals or attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge

 PC7. Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel.

Performance Criteria:- To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice

 PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to one’s role

PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’s role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within one’s role and field of practice

 PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

 PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice Medical Equipment Technician Course.

 PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements

PC9. Identify individual responsibilities in relation to maintaining workplace health safety and security requirements

 PC10. Comply with health, safety and security procedures for the workplace

 PC11. Report any identified breaches in health, safety, and security procedures to the designated person PC4. Identify potential hazards and breaches of safe work practices

 PC12. Correct any hazards that individual can deal with safely, competently and within the limits of authority

PC13. Promptly and accurately report the hazards that individual is not allowed to deal with, to the relevant person and warn other people who may get affected

 PC14. Follow the organisation’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently Medical Equipment Technician Course.

 PC15. Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

PC16.Complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately

Medical Equipment Technician course

Performance Criteria:- To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelines relevant to the role and field of practice

 PC2. Work within organisational systems and requirements as appropriate to the role

PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority

 PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice

 PC5. Use protocols and guidelines relevant to the field of practice

 PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

 PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and patient safety

 PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem

Guidelinesfor Assessment Medical Equipment Technician Course.:- 1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to itsimportance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marksfor Theory and Skills Practical for each

 PC 2. The assessment forthe theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the

SSC 3. Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papersfortheory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below)

 4. Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluationsforskill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria

5. To passtheQualification Pack, every trainee should score as per assessment grid.

 6. In case ofsuccessfully passing only certain number of NOS’s, the trainee is eligible to take subsequent assessment on the balanceNOS’sto passtheQualification Pack

Deliver and set-up medicalequipment:-

PC1. Deliver and set up, or coordinate with hospital staff

PC2. Ensure that all required equipment and item(s) are delivered in a timely manner as agreed upon by the supplier, and prescribing physician

PC3. Ensure that all equipment and item(s) delivered to the hospital is consistent with the prescribing physician’s order, needs, and limitations

PC4. Provide all equipment and item(s) that are necessary to operate the equipment Medical Equipment Technician Course.

PC5. Performfurther adjustments as applicable

Train and educate hospitalstaff Medical Equipment Technician Course:-

PC1. Provide, or coordinate the provision of, appropriate information related to the set-up, features,routine use, trouble shooting, cleaning, and maintenance of all equipment provided

PC2. Provide relevant information and/or instructions about infection control issuesrelated to the use of all equipmentprovided

PC3. Ensure that the hospital staff can use all equipment provided safely and effectively

PC4. Make sure training and instructions provided to the hospital staffshall commensurate with the risks, complexity, and manufacturer’sinstructions and/or specificationsfor the equipment Medical Equipment Technician Course

PC5. Document all training and communication in the providers record, including the date, time, and signature of the person providing the service

Calibrate and help in equipment maintenance:- PC1. Test and calibrate parts and equipment

 PC2. Calibrated equipment according to the manufacturer’srecommendations,studyprotocols

PC3. Maintain calibration record for the equipment

PC4. Maintain the Calibration sheet for inspection by the regulatory authorities and other relevant authorities

PC5. Help in equipment maintenance

PC6. Keep records of maintenance and repairs

Provide on-call and on-siteassistance Medical Equipment Technician Course:- PC1. Provide on call assistance by giving instruction

PC2. Provide technical assistance and instructionsto hospitalstaff regarding the fault if applicable

PC3. Diagnose and correctsystemand equipment malfunctionsif fault isthere

PC4. Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations

PC5. Examine medical equipment or facility’s structural environment and check for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff fromelectrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safetyregulations

PC6. Study technical manuals or attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturersto maintain current knowledge

PC7. Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel.

within the limits ofone’scompetence and authority:-

PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisationalsystems and requirements as appropriate to one’srole

PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’srole and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within one’srole and field of practice

PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice

PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements Medical Equipment Technician Course.

(Practice Code of conduct while performingduties):-

PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelinesrelevant to the role and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisationalsystems and requirements as appropriate to the role

PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice

PC5. Use protocols and guidelinesrelevant to the field of practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and patient safety

PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem

(Maintain a safe, healthy, and secure working environment):-

PC1. Identify individual responsibilitiesin relation to maintaining workplace health safety and security requirements

PC2. Comply with health, safety and security proceduresfor the workplace

PC3. Report any identified breachesin health, safety, and security proceduresto the designated person

PC4. Identify potential hazards and breaches ofsafe work practices

PC5. Correct any hazardsthat individual can deal with safely, competently and within the limits of authority

PC6. Promptly and accurately report the hazards that individual is not allowed to deal with, to the relevant person and warn other people who may get affected

PC7. Followthe organisation’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently

PC8. Identify and recommend opportunitiesfor improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

PC9. Complete any health and safety recordslegibly and accurately Medical Equipment Technician Course.

Deliver and set-up medical equipment:-

PC1. Deliver and set up, or coordinate with hospitalstaff

PC2. Ensure that all required equipment and item(s) are delivered in a timely manner as agreed upon by the supplier, and prescribing physician

PC3. Ensure that all equipment and item(s) delivered to the hospital is consistent with the prescribing physician’s order, needs, and limitations

PC4. Provide all equipment and item(s) that are necessary to operate the equipment

PC5. Performfurther adjustments as applicable

Train and educate hospitalstaff:-

PC1. Provide, or coordinate the provision of, appropriate information related to the set-up, features,routine use, trouble shooting, cleaning, and maintenance of all equipment provided

PC2. Provide relevant information and/or instructions about infection control issues related to the use of all equipment provided

PC3. Ensure that the hospital staff can use all equipment provided safely and effectively

PC4. Make sure training and instructions provided to the hospital staffshall commensurate with the risks, complexity, and manufacturer’sinstructionsand/or specificationsfor the equipment

PC5. Document all training and communication in the providersrecord, including the date, time, and signature of the person providing the service

Calibrate and help in equipment maintenance:-

PC1. Test and calibrate parts and equipment

PC2. Calibrated equipment according to the manufacturer’srecommendations,study protocols

PC3. Maintain calibration record for the equipment Medical Equipment Technician Course.

PC4. Maintain the Calibration sheet for inspection by the regulatory authorities and otherrelevant authorities

PC5. Help in equipment maintenance

PC6. Keep records of maintenance and repairs

Provide on-call and on-site assistance:-

PC1. Provide on call assistance by giving instruction

PC2. Provide technical assistance and instructionsto hospitalstaff regarding the fault if applicable

PC3. Diagnose and correctsystemand equipment malfunctionsif fault isthere

PC4. Test, evaluate, and classify excess or inuse medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance withregulations

PC5. Examine medical equipment or facility’s structural environment and check for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations

PC6. Study technical manuals or attend training sessions provided byequipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge

PC7. Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance ofmedical equipment to personnel.

(Act within the limits of one’s competence and authority):-

PC1. Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelinesrelevant to one’srole and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisationalsystems and requirements as appropriate to one’srole

PC3. Recognise the boundary of one’srole and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within one’srole and field of practice Medical Equipment Technician Course.

PC5. Use relevant research based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risksto the quality and safety of practice

PC8. Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing improvements

(Practice Code of conduct while performingduties):-

PC1. Adhere to protocols and guidelines relevant to the role and field of practice

PC2. Work within organisationalsystems and requirements as appropriate to the role

PC3. Recognise the boundary of the role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond the competence and authority

PC4. Maintain competence within the role and field of practice

PC5. Use protocols and guidelinesrelevant to the field of practice

PC6. Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

PC7. Identify and manage potential and actual risksto the quality and patientsafety

PC8. Maintain personal hygiene and contribute actively to the healthcare ecosystem

Organizational Context:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KA1. Relevant legislation, standards, policies, and procedures followed by the provider

 KA2. How to follow established protocols as defined in organisation’s policy while keeping and maintaining the medical records

Core Skills/ Generic Skills:- The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

SA1. Use effective written communication protocols

SA2. Communicate information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organised manner

SA3. Produce written information, which may include technical material, that isappropriate for the intended audience

Reading Skills:- The user/individual on the job needs to:

 SA4. Understand and interpret written material, including technical materials, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables

(Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills):- The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SA5. Practice effective communication with colleagues and other health professionals while maintaining a professional attitude

 SA6. Seek out and listen to colleagues and other health professionals

SA7. Express information (for example, ideas or facts) to individual or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information

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Professional Skills:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:

SB1. How to make sound, well-informed, and objective decisions

 SB2. How to perceive the impact and implications of decisions

Plan and Organize:- The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to :

SB3. Develop specific goals and plans to prioritise, organise, and accomplish work

Customer Centricity:

SB4. How to work with clients and customers (that is, any individual who uses or receives the services or products that unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organisations outside the Government)

 SB5. How to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolves their problems, or satisfies their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to provide quality products and services

Problem Solving:- The user/individual on the job needs to:

SB6. Detect the fault and take corrective measures

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Analytical Thinking:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SB7. Analyse information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems

Critical Thinking:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SB8. Analyse, evaluate and apply the information gathered from observation, experience, reasoning, or communication to act efficiently

 SB9. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations, e.g.: responds appropriately to critical situations, retains composure in stressful situations, applies existing skills to new situations

 Technical Knowledge:- The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KB1. The boundaries of one’s role and responsibilities and other team members

 KB2. The reasons for working within the limits of one’s competence and authority

 KB3. The importance of personally promoting and demonstrating good practice

 KB4. The legislation, protocols and guidelines effecting one’s work

KB5. The organisational systems and requirements relevant to one’s role

 KB6. The sources of information that can be accessed to maintain an awareness of research and developments in one’s area of work

KB7. The difference between direct and indirect supervision and autonomous practice, and which combination is most applicable in different circumstances

KB8. The risks to quality and safety arising from

Working outside the boundaries of competence and authority

 1.Not keeping up to date with best practice

 2. Poor communication

3.Insufficient support

4. Lack of resources:

KB9. The importance of individual or team compliance with legislation, protocols, and guidelines and organisational systems and requirements

 KB10. How to Report and minimise risks

 KB11. The principle of meeting the organisation’s needs, and how this should enable one to recognise one’s own limitations and when one should seek support from others

 KB12. The processes by which improvements to protocols/guidelines and organisational systems/requirements should be reported

KB13. The procedure for accessing training, learning and development needs for oneself and/or others within one’s organization

 KB14. The actions that can be taken to ensure a current, clear and accurate understanding of roles and responsibilities is maintained, and how this affects the way one work as an individual or part of a team