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Job Description

Regional Bio-Medical Engineers

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) India

Raipur and Nagpur

1. POSITIONS VACANT: Regional Bio-Medical Engineers (Two Vacancies) Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FINDIndia, Raipur and Nagpur.

 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

 

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the global alliance for diagnostics, seeks to ensure equitable access to reliable diagnosis around the world. FIND connects countries and communities, funders, decision makers, healthcare providers and developers to spur diagnostic innovation and make testing an integral part of sustainable, resilient health systems. FIND is working to save 1 million lives through accessible, quality diagnosis, and save US$1 billion in healthcare costs to patients and health systems. FIND is co-convener of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator diagnostics pillar, and a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Laboratory Strengthening and Diagnostic Technology Evaluation.

 

FIND India, with its office in New Delhi, is an independent non-profit organization created under Section 8 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013. The organization is dedicated to activities focused on introducing and expanding quality assured, rapid, accurate and accessible diagnostic solutions for several infectious and non-communicable diseases. FIND India has undertaken several projects focused on TB, viral hepatitis C, COVID-19, and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

 

Overall Project Objective:

 

India is implementing a Global Fund-supported project titled Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET), with an aim to partner with the private sector in various States of India to increase notifications, microbiological confirmation of TB patients, and facilitate early treatment initiation and adherence support systems for improved treatment completion rates with mechanisms to reduce the high costs to TB patients. JEET activities take a multi-pronged approach to engage with the private sector, following the National Strategic Plan mantra to “go where the patients go”. The project therefore proposes to work closely with the patient at all the touchpoints. These include chemists, pharmacies, clinics, providers, hospitals, laboratories, and National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP).

 

For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.finddx.org/

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Regional Bio-Medical Engineers (RBMEs) shall be responsible for the following:

 

Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Coordinate with assigned sites, BMEs, procurement agency, FIND procurement section, identified AMC / lab-gradation agency for equipment and TB containment lab related matters and work plan and maintaining regular written communications and records;

(2) Monitor equipment handling during on-site visits and providing on-site training/mentoring on equipment know how to lab staff;

(3) Provide timely inputs to the organization on critical issues identified in field for equipment/ infrastructure maintenance;

(4) Monitor/ observe the activities of vendors for a few costly repairs/new maintenance activities on-site;

(5) Oversee the adherence to the equipment warranty, annual maintenance contract and provide technical know-how for reporting and rectification of breakdown, as required;

(6) Prepare and maintain the inventory of lab equipment in coordination with BMEs and sites;

(7) Provide assistance in the identification of laboratory equipment vendors and design engineering partners;

(8) Coordinate for the delivery, installation, start- up procedures and certification of lab equipment;

(9) Travel to various implementation sites;

(10) Prepare and circulate all memos and minutes of meetings to the project team;

(11) Develop lab layouts; expected to have a good working knowledge of bio-safety, TB labs, layout, lab designing, Auto-CAD etc;

(12) Prepare technical specifications for laboratory up-gradation, procurement of equipment and facilitate their inclusion in tender documents;

(13) Coordinate and follow up with the contracted agency and implementation sites for lab up-gradation work (TB containment, LPA, specimen processing room, another up-gradation work etc.);

(14) Maintain timely and effective communications with the BMEs and Medical Officer / Site I-C to prevent project delays, cost overruns or client dissatisfaction;

(15) Prepare and maintain all required project documentation;

(16) Any other responsibilities as identified from time to time by the Medical Officer / Site IC, GF Project Technical Lead and Director FIND India.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualifications and Experience and Competencies:

(1) Candidates must have B.Tech/ B. E in Biomedical engineering or B.Tech /B.E in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) or B.Tech/ B.E in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (ECE) or Bachelor in Applied Science (Biomedical Instrumentation) or Bachelor in Biomedical Instrumentation;
(2) Minimum two years of experience of managing bio-medical equipment in Hospitals /Healthcare/ laboratories;

 

Desirable Experience

(1) Should have a good understanding of laboratory or healthcare engineering systems and controls (i.e. Mechanical systems, including plumbing, fire protection, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and temperature controls; electrical systems, including electrical distribution, lighting and special systems);

(2) Should have technical expertise in handling of hospital/ laboratory equipment and know how on the installation and maintenance of medical equipment;

(3) Should have a sound understanding of all the appropriate regional and national building codes, and basic knowledge of Biosafety guidelines (WHO, CDC etc.). Should have experience in preparing, reviewing and managing project activities, technical activities related documentation.

 

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Good Coordination skills with stakeholders and agencies;

(2) Good oral and written communication skills;

(3) Strong team orientation;

(4) Ability to work independently, with minimum handholding and supervision;

(5) Willing to travel, travelling: 60-80%;

(6) Computer knowledge (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, powerpoint and Auto- CAD).

 

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

 

The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive and shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience, and salary history, of the selected candidate.

 

6. NUMBER OF VACANCIES AND DUTY STATIONS:

 

(1) Number of Vacancies: Two
(2) Duty Station: Raipur and Nagpur

 

7. CONTRACT TYPE AND PERIOD:

 

The selected candidate shall be initially offered a fixed term employment contract till March 31, 2024. The position will be prolonged subject to satisfactory performance, project extension and fund availability.

 

8. REFERENCE: RBME-FIND

 

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612

 

10. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/jobs/FIND, by or before April 27, 2022.