Senior Clinical Engineer

at Life Cosmos Hospital
Published July 10, 2022
Location Witbank, South Africa
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Senior Clinical Engineer, based at Life Cosmos Hospital, Mpumalanga, reporting to Hanlie Geyser, Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and maintenance of Medical equipment technology and all associated facets within the hospital.


Critical Outputs

Medical Equipment Asset Management and Maintenance


Establish and maintain an accurate computerised asset management system as per Group Engineering protocols.

Generate and manage a five and ten year medical equipment replacement plan for all priority 1 and 2 medical equipment for the hospital

Perform first line repairs, modifications and installations on equipment, utilizing the necessary test equipment, in accordance with the standards and recommendations of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and/or governing agencies

Perform preventive maintenance inspections of equipment in line with Group Engineering and OEM protocols

Control and management of maintenance conducted by suppliers and acceptance thereof

Obtain and perform pre-acceptance inspections according to ECRI standards on new, demo and loan equipment

Drive and manage the equipment commissioning process for new equipment as per Group Engineering protocols

Acquisition of Medical Equipment


Drive the selection and acquisition of medical equipment technology that is fit for purpose and application, and up-to-date with current developments and best practices in the healthcare field

Consult with Physicians, Nurses and peers in the field, to evaluate equipment and determine the correct specifications and standards of the required equipment as per the Group Engineering protocols

Communicate and negotiate with vendors to purchase the most cost effective equipment at the highest quality as per Group Engineering and Procurement protocols

Be actively involved with the Capex system, understand and manage lease and rental agreements as applied to the hospital

Responsible for ‘Supply chain management’ of medical equipment for all growth/new projects as per Group Engineering protocols

Administration and Management


Monitor and report on equipment failure trends and life cycle costs

Manage Equipment SLAs at hospital level and ensure outputs are met

Function as line manager to Clinical Engineering staff members where applicable

Implementation of all policies and procedures as per Group Engineering protocols

Active involvement with the budgeting of medical equipment Capex needs

Management of Clinical Engineering Opex budget

Establish a multi-disciplinary committee/forum to engage on a regular basis with key stake holders, discuss relevant Clinical engineering outputs, trends identified and follow a collaborative approach to problem solving



Perform formal operators training and monitor competency compliance by arranging training with vendors for hospital nursing staff and equipment end-users.

Ensure Clinical Engineering staff attend training and/or conferences in order to keep abreast with latest developments as well as recommendations from the OEM.

Maintain high professional standards


Ensure professional growth and development through professional affiliations, conferences and available resources, to stay updated within the clinical engineering field

Support National strategic initiatives and contribute to growth


Participate in Clinical Engineering forums and Projects as determined by Group Engineering

Evaluate National projects implemented as per Group Engineering protocols




B-Tech or National Diploma in clinical / biomedical engineering with at least three years experience in management and/or maintenance of medical equipment in a clinical environment.

Alternatively, a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Light Current) with at least four years experience in management and/or maintenance of medical equipment in a clinical environment.

Member of the Clinical Engineering Association of South Africa (CEASA)

Experience within, and understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage

Previous exposure to budgeting and finance would be an advantage

Previous management experience and/or qualification would be an advantage

Computer proficiency

Driver’s license and ability to travel




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation

Influencing (negotiation)

Drive & energy Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Leading by example (Key for Managers)

Motivating and developing people(Key for Managers)

Ethical behaviour


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