The Assistive Technology (AT) Rehabilitation Engineer drives collaborative AT-augmented patient care initiatives and performs highly technical, complex, and innovation-driven tasks to enable clinical providers to treat clients with informed and appropriately applied technology solutions.
This role supports clinicians, the ATC department, and the hospital in advancing technology enhanced patient care while evaluating and supporting measurable process and outcomes improvements, and collaborates with the Rehab Equipment Supervisor, ATC clinicians, and case managers to solve challenging clinical problems and optimize processes to enhance patient care.
The AT Rehabilitation Engineer also supports the implementation and management of interdisciplinary research projects.
The AT Rehabilitation Engineer discovers and translates user needs into informed solutions, using mechanical, electrical, and analytical skills, and manages the fabrication, maintenance, and inventory of assistive technology, adaptive equipment, and medical durable equipment, using both internal and external resources. This role maintains and improves upon existing solutions, creates novel, research-driven, and user needs informed systems that improve clinical treatment (both in process efficiency and quality of care) for a range of stakeholders: patients, ATC team, clinicians, research staff, engineering or design students, and external partners in both industry and clinical settings.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree (or MS in progress) in engineering field (e.g., biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer engineering) with relevant undergraduate, graduate, or industry experience.
Two years' experience (as a student or in the field) performing engineering-design, medical or assistive technology management, client-facing interface design, or technology translation roles.
Strong interpersonal communication and interdisciplinary collaboration skills.
Electrical and mechanical systems analysis, design, prototyping, and fabrication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
Internal Number: P-3963
About Shepherd Center
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. Shepherd Center is a 152-bed facility that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year. Shepherd’s team of highly specialized, experienced clinicians are dedicated to helping their patients rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life while promoting safety and injury prevention.
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