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NEUROSURGERY IMAGE GUIDED SURGERY SPECIALIST

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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: BRONX, NY, US

Company: Montefiore Medical Center

Installs, upgrades and maintains computer hardware and software.Provides training and assistance to end users.

Under general supervision of Perioperative Services, this position directs, leads and trains staff in the Image Guided Surgery (IGS) process. This role provides engineering and technical support to Montefiore Neurosurgery physicians, residents, nursing and support staff to optimize the utilization of surgical navigation and the application of image guided surgery technology in the operating room environment.

She/he will participate in the equipment acquisition process regarding the technical requirements and cost effectiveness of proposed Image Guided Surgery purchases. She/he will provide training to nurses, physicians, technicians and other Biomedical Engineering personnel in understanding the theory and safe operation of image guided surgery and surgical navigation equipment to ensure the quality of patient care. She/he will be responsible for the use and maintenance of Image Guidance Systems and their related peripherals. She/he will be responsible for the comprehensive technical support of highly sophisticated biomedical instrumentation systems and equipment used in Neurosurgery (incl. stereotactic equipment, intraoperative MRI, frameless stereotaxy, various current and future digital-imaging systems). She/he will provide clinical/technical problem-solving, device design and solution of novel system and technical problems. These systems are complex, computerized electronics needing technical support that extend well beyond maintenance and repair. Works independently and in collaboration with the neurosurgical faculty, Neuro Radiology, the Department of Radiology, both CT and MRI, Central Sterile Processing and industry representatives to expedite the surgical schedule and further develop the use of frameless stereotaxy in endoscopic, spinal, vascular and functional neurosurgery.  Reports to Perioperative Services and works closely with Department of Neurosurgery.

 

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree: Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Equivalent

 

Work experience: Prior training and/or experience with intra-operative computer-oriented systems and digital imaging systems.

 

Preferred: Master's Degree: Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Equivalent

Installs, upgrades and maintains computer hardware and software.Provides training and assistance to end users.