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Biomedical Engineers Description

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

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Biomedical Engineers Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Design and deliver technology to assist people with disabilities.
  • Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
  • Advise and assist in the application of instrumentation in clinical environments.
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
  • Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
  • Develop new applications for energy sources, such as using nuclear power for biomedical implants.
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment.
  • Keep documentation of service histories on all biomedical equipment.
  • Analyze new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomes.
  • Conduct training or in-services to educate clinicians and other personnel on proper use of equipment.
  • Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
  • Teach biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about field through writing or consulting.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Advise hospital administrators on the planning, acquisition, and use of medical equipment.
  • Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
  • Write documents describing protocols, policies, standards for use, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment.
  • Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
  • Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
  • Manage team of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on equipment.

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