Biomedical Imaging Technician

Biomedical Services  
Full Time
Day Shift 
7:30am - 4:00pm

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs nearly 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.





Job Summary

Repair, install, inspect and maintain high complexity medical imaging instrumentation. Support the integration of systems used for medical imaging PACS.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Associate's Degree in Electronic or Biomedical/Healthcare Technology
Minimum Years of Experience: 6 Years of Experience in the Repair and Maintenance of Medical Equipment, Including Experience Performing Repairs and Maintenance Servicing Medical Imaging Equipment
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): Associates & 6 Years of Experience in the Repair and Maintenance of Medical Equipment can be substituted with a High School Diploma or GED & Equivalent Military Training and Experience. 
Required Certifications/Licensure: None
Required Training: Per the requirements of the Biomedical Technician Competency Validation Checklist, individuals in this position will have successfully demonstrated level 2 or higher competency for at least 20 BMET I through III level devices.

For individuals newly hired into this position, failure to meet the required competency levels within 120 days of the hire date are subject to reclassification into a lower level BMET position;

Successful completion of at least 2 model specific technical training courses;

Knowledge of  general computer applications such as e-mail, spreadsheet, and word processing software.

Essential Functions

  • Repair, install, maintain, calibrate and inspect a diverse range of therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical instrumentation and equipment including life-support equipment.
  • Assign repair requests and PM’s to less senior technicians and observe their performance.
  • Perform planned maintenance and electrical safety testing of clinical equipment, devices and systems.
  • Diagnose and correct imaging system and equipment malfunctions.
  • Provide operational leadership to personnel and serve as temporary operational manager in the absence of the Manager of Biomedical Services.
  • Maintain documentation on new equipment inspections and equipment repairs and failures.
  • Assist with, schedule, oversee and evaluate vendor repairs as necessary.
  • Provide technical assistance and instruction on equipment operation and user maintenance to various clinical personnel.
  • Maintain documentation required by management and as outlined by current policies and procedures.
  • Document time and expenses in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Recommend new equipment/supplies and new equipment and testing procedures.
  • Provides consistent feedback to user departments on the status of repairs and other maintenance activities.
  • Review outcomes of planned maintenance (PM) actions and make recommendations to department staff concerning improvements.
  • Provide in-service educational programs on use of equipment for various clinical staff.
  • Order parts and supplies (up to approved limit) necessary for the servicing of medical equipment.
  • Assist with the capital equipment planning and procurement process.
  • Provide mentoring to less experienced biomedical equipment personnel in the safe use, application, testing and planned maintenance and repair of all types of clinical/healthcare equipment technologies and systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace.
  • Provide on-call after hours coverage on a regular basis by participating in the LMC Biomed On-Call rotation schedule per the requirements of the “Biomed On-Call Duty” policy.
  • Maintain knowledge of electronic theory, technology and test equipment.
  • Maintain knowledge of x-ray theory or other modality specific theories and principles related to producing diagnostic medical images.
  • Maintain knowledge of color code conventions use in component, wiring and medical gas marking.
  • Maintain knowledge of the application and repair of computers and servers and how they interface with medical/healthcare equipment.
  • Stay abreast and complies with current regulatory and accreditation requirements related to medical imaging equipment.   
  • Maintain a collaborative working relationship with information systems to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Assists in the maintenance of a calibration program for electronic and safety testing equipment used by the department. Responsible for reporting and deficiencies, safety concerns or deviations from manufacturer's specifications to supervisor immediately.
  • Responsible for notifying manager of unexpected extended down time situations immediately
  • Uses office automation hardware, software, and diagnostic service software appropriate to the equipment being serviced.
  • Responsible for maintaining PM completions on time each month.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina