Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Director - Clinical Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

Director - Clinical Engineering

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 18584BR

Department Description: nullJob Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 18584BRJob Summary: The Director of Clinical Engineering reports to the Senior Vice President of Capital Facilities and Engineering. This position is responsible for the direction, organization, professional development, and management of key Administrative, Financial, and Personnel Management aspects associated with medical equipment planning, acquisition, service, support and risk management activities of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversees divisional departments and operations to ensure optimal business performance in areas of clinical engineering, clinical equipment technologies and hospital-wide medical equipment safety. Develops high-level, high-impact goals, decisions, and strategies that promote process improvements, strategic development, and operational enhancements.

  • Assesses the impact of policies and procedures on performance to identify organizational limitations. Understands and solves complex business/organizational problems, recognizing common practices that occur repeatedly in diverse settings, diagnose persistent long-term inefficiencies, and implement improvement initiatives.

  • Responsible for developing, managing, and acting upon opportunities to reduce operating budgets and influence strategic allocation of capital funding. Communicates variances between planned and actual expenditures and independently analyze the factors leading to these variances.

  • Defines customer-related service goals and ensure adequate departmental staffing to meet those goals. Communicates with interdepartmental customers to co-develop service delivery expectations in consideration of improved operational and financial performance.

  • Oversees and ensures regulatory compliance related to OSHA, TJC, NFPA, CMS, DPH and City of Boston with respect to medical equipment maintenance, safety and management.

  • Has the authority to direct and support managers with functional area responsibilities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: More than 7 Indirect Reports: None

  • Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing budgets for multiple departments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Engineering, Business or Management preferred.

  • More than 10 years related work experience required and 8-10 years supervisory/management experience required

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.


  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.

  • Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

  • Written Communications: Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.

  • Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service: Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally