Regional Biomedical Engineer – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary of Duties
The PIHOA Regional Biomedical Engineer Consultant position will be located at the PIHOA Honolulu Office. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 
Responsible for providing subject matter expertise and technical assistance related to medical device equipment procurement, installation, safety, maintenance, protocols, and medical staff training for the six USAPIs, including Guam, the CNMI, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the RMI, and the FSM (Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, and Pohnpei). The Biomedical Engineer Consultant is a full-time position that is devoted to serving our members through the delivery of technical support to improve medical device equipment deployment, management, and use for the COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response in the USAPIs.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Provide technical support to USAPI hospitals and health agencies to assist medical staff on the installation, preventative and corrective maintenance, and user training programs for existing and newly purchased medical device equipment.
  2. Evaluate the procurement methods of each health agency in the USAPI and suggest recommendations for improving medical device equipment procurement process.
  3. Recommends procurement based on availability, appropriateness, affordability, and acceptability of medical device equipment, as well as an accurate estimation of life-cycle costing and careful consideration of device servicing.
  4. Assist in identifying and recommending replacement of equipment that is obsolete, has extensive repair history, or has identified safety issues.
  5. Trains technicians and other workers on how to use equipment safely.
  6. Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for medical device equipment.
  7. Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical device equipment.
  8. Prepare procedures, write technical reports.
  9. Conducts safety tests, recommends and evaluates standard procedures and protocols, and guides medical and healthcare personnel to develop effective preventative and corrective maintenance systems.
  10. Conducts testing of medical device equipment and products to ensure safety standards are met.
  11. Liaise with medical, engineering, and scientific staff.
  12. Explore opportunities to strengthen health technology platforms and systems/capacities regionally and at the local level.
  13. Deliver timely reports as required to meet grant conditions, program evaluation requirements, including soliciting continuous feedback from the USAPI local representatives.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.
APPLICATION:  Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following electronically, with attention to Janet Camacho (, Deputy Director, and Regie Tolentino, (, Office Administrator, no later than 5:00 pm, August 31, 2020, Hawaii Standard Time: 
  1. Letter of Interest that outlines your overall qualifications and professional experience in response to the Primary Qualifications listed above;
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae; and
  3. Minimum of three (3) professional references – these references must be from current and past employment supervisors based on the last 8-10 years of employment.
For any inquiries related to this vacancy, please direct them to Janet Camacho at
Pacific Island Health Officers Association, 737 Bishop Street, Suite 2075, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813. Office Telephone: 808.537.3131. Office Fax: 808.537.6868. Website: