Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Medical Device Security Engineer

Job Locations US-KY-Lexington
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Business Professional
System Lexington
Posted Date
4 months ago(8/16/2023 10:40 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Information Systems
Day Shift


The Medical Device Security Engineer manages IT implications with medical devices.  Assesses risks and strategizes solutions.  Deploys hardware and software based strategies.  Manages medical device IT related projects and incidents.  The Medical Device Security Engineer will identify and resolve potential areas of compliance, vulnerability, and risk through corrective action plans. This role will lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of technology that supports the Medical Device Security Risk Management program. The role reviews and evaluates industry technology, standards, and best practices to create plans to ensure medical devices are safe and secure. The Medical Device Security Engineer will perform various audits and assessments to ensure ARH maintains effective security compliance. This role will assist in promoting compliance, creating security awareness, and

understanding new and existing compliance issues and other related policies and procedures. The

Medical Device Security Engineer facilitates effective communication between Clinical Engineering and other Information Services teams to insure the environment is secure.



  • Risk assessment of medical devices with IT implications (includes both existing and proposed devices).
  • Conducts strategic planning around risk mitigation strategies.
  • Develops and deploys related policies.
  • Understands current IT standards.
  • Acts as the organization’s subject matter expert on medical device cybersecurity.
  • Deploys hardware and software-based IT risk mitigation strategies (includes but isn’t limited to operating system patches, antivirus clients, and network segmentation).
  • Follows change management policies.
  • Delivers appropriate service levels to customers.
  • Provides application support.
  • Responds ad hoc to urgent incidents and fully represents Clinical Engineering in such incidents.
  • Escalates incidents and issues to management as needed.
  • Manage relationships between Clinical Engineering and multiple IS groups including but not limited to Security, Desktop Support, and Network.
  • Facilitates effective cross-communication and ongoing collaboration.
  • Communicates information to Clinical Engineering team and/or vendors as necessary.
  • Manages medical device IT related projects and incidents.
  • Determine the completion timeline and monitor progress to keep the project on track and on schedule.
  • Communicates clear instructions to team members.
  • Create and distribute reports to update the company on the team’s progress.

Perform other duties as assigned.



• Essential: Associates Degree and three years related experience in medical equipment and/or IT support or US Military training in related field acceptable or Minimum of 4 years related IT experience.

• Preferred: Bachelors degree and five year’s experience minimum preferred. US Military training in related field acceptable.


Minimum Work Experience

• Minimum of three (3) years of technical or equivalent experience in a health care environment.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Must understand standard IT skills and be able to apply them effectively in reference to medical devices.
• Must understand medical device usage and function within the healthcare environment.
• Must understand rules and regulations around medical devices including but not limited to FDA 510k approval
• Must be able to communicate with users of all disciplines and across various levels within the organization.
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Must be able to handle multiple deadlines and project demands.
• Maintains and manages the appropriate schematics and records to assist in the planning of future expansion, moves and changes and in isolation problem situations.
• Continue professional development by attending education programs designed for specialty areas.
• Willing and able to work as part of a collaborative team

• Ability to take the initiative and complete assignments, after the initial direction, to completion

• Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.


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