The Enterprise Information Services (EIS) team at Cedars-Sinai understands that true clinical transformation and the optimization of healthcare technology systems are fueled through the alignment of the right people, processes and technologies. The Director of Clinical Engineering will function as primary leader responsible for clinical engineering and Healthcare Technology Management (HTM).
Cedars-Sinai implements cutting edge healthcare technologies. He or she will direct the activities of the Clinical Engineering Department in the planning, acquisition, implementation, and management of all medical equipment and related services. He or she will ensure all program elements are designed and implemented to comply with Joint Commission and other regulatory and inspection agency requirements, guidelines, and standards. The Director will develop annual goals and objectives related to these responsibilities in response to present and future needs and will develop and manage an annual operating budget for the Clinical Engineering. He or she will interface extensively with other department heads as required and will coordinate with other EIS groups. In addition to establishing a sustainable department, the Director will lead several projects already in the works.
* Develops and maintains effective relationships and communications with executives, department heads and other key customers in departmental supported areas
* Optimize annual capital purchasing power by identifying opportunities to consolidate cost across sites and fiscal years
o Assess, review and rank all strategic capital requests for biomedical equipment in partnership with operational leaders
o Conduct pre-purchase evaluations, research vendors, assess cost of ownership and other activities in support of acquisitions
* Establishes strategic and tactical input regarding customer support strategies and priorities
* Management and negotiation of service contracts with the business owners and vendors as applicable
* Develop and implement consistent policies and procedures that guide and support the functions of the department
* Provision of resources to manage medical equipment planning for construction projects
* Oversight/management of initial inspection, tagging and acceptance testing of medical device equipment
* Oversight/management and participation in the investigation and reporting of medical device related incidents
* Participation in the device hazard and recall notification program
* Oversight/management of equipment performance and service vendors to maintain the highest standards for patient care. When these are found to be unsatisfactory, the director is responsible for expediting solutions including replacing equipment or terminating service agreements
* Ensuring the ongoing skills, training and /or certification as required for all staff in the use and operation of patient equipment
* Coaches, mentors and leads department staff to continuously improve technical capabilities and develop and implementation processes and build a strong team.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.