Core Tasks Include:
- Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
- Advise hospital administrators on the planning, acquisition, and use of medical equipment.
- Advise and assist in the application of instrumentation in clinical environments.
- Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
- Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
- Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
- Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
- Teach biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about the field through writing or consulting.
- Design and deliver technology to assist people with disabilities.
- Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
- Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
- Analyze new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomes.
- Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment.
- Conduct training or in-services to educate clinicians and other personnel on proper use of equipment.
- Write documents describing protocols, policies, standards for use, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment.
- Manage teams of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Develop new applications for energy sources, such as using nuclear power for biomedical implants.
- Keep documentation of service histories on all biomedical equipment.
- Conduct preventative maintenance on equipment.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™.