Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Engineer I - Penn State Health Heart & Vascular Institute MCS

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:   1.0

Shift:  Days
Hours:  8:00a - 4:30p


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a Ventricular Assist Device Engineer to join our Heart and Vascular team!


The Ventricular Assist Device Engineer will provide support and oversight of specific technology related to the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program throughout all phases of care. As a VAD Engineer, this includes all ventricular assist devices (VAD) and total artificial heart (TAH). These tasks include, but are not limited to: clinical management of VAD/TAH, training of medical staff in the use of VAD devices. In addition to clinical expertise, engineers will be required to participate in a 24 hour call rotation, and understand design and development of innovative cardiac and organ support technologies.


The Ventricular Assist Device Engineer will participate in the delivery of initial orientation and ongoing competency for VAD and TAH equipment.  As a patient-focused member of the team, our VAD Engineer will deliver didactic and hands VAD and TAH equipment training to patients and care givers to ensure they have the knowledge they need post-discharge.


As technical expert, the Ventricular Assist Device Engineer will perform routine equipment inspections and troubleshoot VAD equipment as needed after competencies are validated.


The MCS and Heart Transplant team currently includes, but is not limited to, staff physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, an engineer, and staff assistants who work closely together to evaluate and manage patients who require cardiac advanced therapies. In joining this team, candidates will effectively communicate across all disciplines involved in the care and management of these patients, ranging from family members to outside facility care providers.


Penn State Health offers exceptional benefits starting day one, strong paid time off programs to help our employees enjoy strong life/work balance and multiple tuition programs to give our staff the opportunity and resources to grow.




Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Chemical, or another relevant engineering field required.

Candidates must have strong desire to work in healthcare with patients, families, and multidisciplinary teams.


Must be comfortable working in clinical areas to include: inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings.



If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report.  This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


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Union: Non Bargained