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Head of Department (Biomedical Engineering)

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Position: Head of Department (Biomedical Engineering)

Job Summary

This is essentially an academic position with the ideal candidate expected to head the Biomedical Engineering department. S/he should preferably be a Biomedical Engineer with vast experience in Academic and Biomedical Engineering projects. S/he will take a lead role and show demonstrated ability to work under minimum supervision by teaching, assessing and mentoring students in the repair, calibrating, and carrying out preventive maintenance on a wide range of medical equipment. S/he will also involve him/herself in curriculum development and reevaluation, in keeping with national and international trends. The person MUST be highly motivated and possess innovation abilities in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
S/he may from time to time be requested to participate in the Inspection, installation, and perform inventory assessments and preventive maintenance of medical equipment.

Reports To: Academic Registrar

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Spearhead training of Biomedical Engineers and technicians.
  2. Manage the academic and administrative aspects of Bio-medical department faculty.
  3. Develop and Oversee implementation of preventive, predictive, corrective and routine repair and maintenance schedules.
  4. Manage and allocate workloads to Biomedical Engineering staff and faculty
  5. Design biomedical equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems
  6. Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment
  7. Oversee testing, troubleshooting and repairing malfunctions for medical equipment
  8. Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  9. Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use and maintenance of biomedical equipment
  10. Prepare procedures, write technical reports, publish research papers, and make recommendations based on their research findings
  11. Spearhead research and innovation in the Biomedical engineering department in aspects of the biological systems of humans in collaboration with scientists, chemists, and medical scientists
  12. Present research findings to scientists, nonscientist executives, clinicians, hospital management, engineers, other colleagues, and the public.
  13. Maintain supplies and biomedical inventory by checking stock, anticipating needs, placing and expediting orders, and verifying receipt.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The applicant must hold:

  1. A degree or higher qualification in Biomedical Engineering from a recognized University.
  2. Masters in Biomedical Engineering will be an added advantage.
  3. Must possess relevant experience in the field of specialization.
  4. Demonstrated work experience in the medical field.
  5. Demonstrated people skills and ability to work in a diverse society.
  6. Demonstrated interest in research, innovation and publication.
  7. S(he) should be a go-getter who exhibits territorial management aptitude

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