From a Clinical Engineering Perspective…
By Ed Snyder and Margy Grasberger
Your hospital needs someone to start a support team that will manage, and later maintain, a new PACS installation. Your staff clinical engineer would really like this job, but she has no networking or information systems skills. She knows that she is becoming less marketable without such skills and by acquiring them, would become more valuable to the hospital. If you help her acquire the requisite training, the employee and employer both win.
Sound familiar? If not, it soon will if you continue in the biomedical field. Technological details aside, the scene is a lesson in motivation. Let’s explore what motivates BMETs and clinical engineers (CE), and what brings about job satisfaction in the biomedical world.
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