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SMBE 2019

The 31st Country Technicians Training Seminar was held at

The Orange Ex-Services Club

from 24 to 27 March 2019

SMBE 2019 was sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor - Medtronic

Gold Sponsor - Olympus

Silver Sponsor - Smiths Medical

Silver Sponsor - Vyaire Medical

Silver Sponsor - Fisher & Paykell

Conference Dinner Sponsor - Rymed

Welcome BBQ Sponsor - Fresenius Kabi

Morning/Afternoon Tea Sponsor - B. Braun

Satchel & Lanyard Sponsor - Domo Technica


Winner of the Leo Barnes Perpetual Trophy for the Best Presentation was

Steven Cox

for his presentation

Orange, Limes and Limeageddon


Download the Conference Brochure

SMBE 2019 Brochure.pdf

To see what you missed download the Conference Programme

SMBE 2019 Programme.pdf

The 2018 Australian Biomedical Engineering

 Innovation Awards (ABEIA) (TM)

are supported by SMBE NSW Inc.

The short-listed contenders for the 2018 ABEIA Awards presented their work at the SMBE 2019 Conference in Orange.

Four prizes were awarded for first, second and third as judged by the ABEIA panel of judges and a presentation prize was awarded based on the delegates' voting.

The winning projects were presented with their prizes at the conference dinner by the Federal Member for Calare, Hon Andrew Lee, National Party MP and Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

The winners were:

  • First prize - Jan Jozef Oksiuta "Pacemaker-Interactive ECG Training Simulator"
  • Second Prize - Cindy Wang & Luke Khoo " Total Body Irradiation (TBI) Bed"
  • Third Prize - Shamalka Fernando "Integrated Remote Monitoring and Data Transfer System for Cardiac Theatres"
  • Presentation Prize - Jan Jozef Oksiuta "Pacemaker-Interactive ECG Training Simulator"

For further information use the ABEIA website link below ...


Following discussions with the Institute of  Healthcare Engineering Australia
Healthcare Engineering Australia (formerly Institute of Hospital Engineering Australia), the IHEA Journal is now available to SMBE NSW members.


Junior Biomedical Engineer

Albury Wodonga Health

Junior Biomedical Engineer


·         JUNIOR ENGINEER / TECHNICIAN – Grade 1 – Year 1 / Year 1

·         Permanent Full Time

Albury Wodonga Health requires a Junior Engineer / Technician to join our Biomedical Engineering Team on NSW award. Responsible for carrying out inspections, repairs and services to medical equipment in a timely and economical fashion. This position is within a cross border (NSW/VIC) public health service with rostering of different time length on both campus and other relevant AWH sites, reporting to Manager – Biomedical Engineering Services.

Primary responsibilities of this role are

·         Be able to accept and execute breakdown calls, external repairs and planned preventative maintenance calls on medical equipment with full documentation.

·         To adhere to relevant medical equipment standards, AWH code of conduct, AWH safety policy and procedure in all things done within AWH network and related work sites. 

·         Be willing and available to get trained and look after basic medical equipment.

·         Be willing and available to be mentored by senior engineers on advanced medical equipment and supporting them on various other activities.

·         Ability to work at any sites where AWH BME decide to provide technical medical equipment support within North East Victoria and South East NSW.

·         Be willing and available to be part of a yearly roster which could include on-calls and call-backs.

·         Be willing and available to attend outstation trainings and work related meetings as directed, do annual stocktake within AWH, liaise with stakeholders like Management / Administration Team, Clinical Team, Engineering Team, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Team, external contractors and Original Equipment Manufacturers as directed my Manager.

AWH offers full orientation and training, salary sacrifice and the opportunity to be a part of a supportive and friendly team within a growing organisation.

Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:

·         An Engineers Australia recognised qualification such as Certificate 3 / Diploma / Advanced Diploma / Degree / Masters in the fields of Electro-technology, Electronics, Mechatronics or Biomedical Engineering.

·         Demonstrated understanding of customer service for internal and external customers and is committed to effectively meeting their needs in a professional manner.

·         Demonstrated ability to attend to allocated responsibilities in a timely manner.

·         Demonstrated ability to prioritise work and maximise efficiency.

·         Ability to rapidly learn and interpret relevant standards, Equipment Service and Operator manuals, together with training information.

·         A positive attitude is essential, as is the willingness to participate in ongoing training /conferences, attending SMBE meetings in metro cities and a commitment to maintaining a high quality of workmanship and professionalism.

·         Strong problem solving skills and a lateral thinker.


Experience / exposure to hospital based biomedical engineering work.

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Public Hospitals Professional Engineers (Biomedical Engineers) (NSW) Award 2018 / Health Employees Technical (NSW) Award 2018.

Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment. 

Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment. 

This is a Category A position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement. 

AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship

More information

Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, Lejo Thomas; Manager – Biomedical Engineering Services on (02) 6058 4490.

Apply Now

AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Apply via this website, go to 'Apply Now' (at bottom of page) to complete the Application Form. Please ensure that each Selection Criteria is addressed. For further guidance and examples on how to write a response to the key selection criteria please refer to

Also ensure you attach a cover letter and a copy of your resume (including names and contact details of two professional referees). Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached; however this is limited to 5 documents of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

NB if you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please email Please note this address is for enquires only and applications cannot be submitted via this email.

Applications not received via the Vic Government Careers system by the closing date will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 28th April 2019

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Biomedical Training Videos

Ian Davies has kindly allowed the SMBE (NSW) to post a link to his BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING VIDEOS website.

For Videos on:

  • How to take equipment apart and reassemble
  • Performance testing
  • Equipment calibration and troubleshooting
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