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Biomedical Technologist

Rankin Inlet
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$81,861 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$18,517 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
26 January 2018

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager of Medical Technology Systems, the Biomedical Technologist ensures that all biomedical equipment is tested and maintained. The incumbent monitors the equipment and provides support to meet operational needs by training front-line healthcare workers, managing medical equipment, capital planning, and emergency responses.   

The Biomedical Technologist is responsible for a wide range of routine, complex, or specialized duties. Installing, maintaining, and repairing therapeutic and diagnostic equipment is a regular task as well as providing guidance and support to community Health Center support staff to ensure care during unexpected equipment failures. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to coordinate with various government departments to ensure that equipment is available and functional throughout the Kivalliq region. This position requires frequent and unplanned travel to more remote northern communities. The incumbent must be able to accurately document services with contracted medical equipment service vendors and the incoming inspection of new therapeutic and diagnostic equipment.

The successful candidate should have knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, health facility systems, and the ability to prioritize tasks. A high degree of analytical thinking is required to ensure technical issues are addressed as soon as possible.

The successful candidate must have a diploma or a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology specializing in Biomedical Technology that is accredited by CTAB (Canadian Technology Accreditation Board). In addition, he/she must be a registered member of any Canadian territorial/provincial Engineering Technology Association that can provide PTech (Professional Technologist) training or a member in good standing with the CMBES (Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society). The incumbent must, also, be able to follow both written and oral instructions in English.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

CBET certification by the ICC (International Certification Commission), Information Technology certifications (CompTIA A+ or CompTIA N+), and work experience within the medical equipment service industry is an asset. Strong computer skills and the ability to research on medical devices and health technology management is also an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097