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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist

Company: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

** Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist****Department of Veterans Affairs****Location**1 vacancy in the following location:** Relocation expenses reimbursed**No ** Telework eligible**No **Duties**** Summary**The Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist provides clinical and administrative support to staff, patients, and administrators relating to the facility wide lifecycle management of medical equipment. Biomedical support requires the application of engineering and mechanical concepts and methodology to provide technical support of diagnostic, therapeutic devices, monitoring, and other equipment utilized in the practice of medicine, and to improve clinical care.**Responsibilities**Duties of this position are, but not limited to: + Maintains functional knowledge of relevant safety codes and standards of regulatory bodies such as The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA),Food and Drug Administration (FDA), etc.+ Documents all work performed in the computerized maintenance management systemin accordance with regulatory body requirements, the Office of Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Documentation of Services policies and guidelines, and other VA requirements.+ Applies networking principles to resolve medical system communication issues. Adheres to VA Medical Device Cyber Security policies and procedures throughout the life of the system.+ Functions as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and keeps appropriate certification levels. Uses knowledge of government contract procedures and documentation requirements to develop the necessary documentation for medical equipment and service contracts.+ Investigates, remediates and documents Repairable Medical Device (RMD) recalls and safety alerts issues through the VA Alerts and Recall Management System (ARMS) within established timeframes. Participates in local safety improvement processes such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA), safety work groups, and Environment of Care Rounds. Identifies hazards during routine job performance and takes action to ensure they are addressed and corrected.+ Maintains knowledge of the state of the art in medical technology, including scientific advances, network protocols, and vendor changes. Focuses on professional development in all areas of medical technology lifecycle management including technical skills.+ Provides training and education, as appropriate, to medical technology end-users and clinical staff.+ Represents Biomedical Engineering department on committees and in meetings as delegated by supervisor.+ Additional duties are performed as assigned by supervisor related to maintenance, remediation and tracking of medical systems (action items, special projects, etc.) to meet mission critical requirements. May be asked to assist in other administrative duties as well. **Work Schedule**: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm **Telework**: Not Available **Virtual:** This is not a virtual position. **Functional Statement #**: PD000000 **Fi****nancial Disclosure Report:** Not required **Travel Required**25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.** Supervisory status**No ** Promotion Potential**None **Requirements**** Conditions of Employment**+ You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job+ Designated and/or random drug testing may be required+ Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959+ You may be required to serve a probationary period+ Subject to a background/security investigation+ Must be proficient in written and spoken English+ Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process ** Qualifications****Basic Requirements**: + United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.+ Experience and Education. Associates degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology,+ Biomedical Equipment Technology or Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related technical field such as Electronic Technology or Information Technology and two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer, or Information Technology Specialist Or, + Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related field such as Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) or Information Technology Or, + Completion of a military training program in biomedical equipment and two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist or Biomedical Equipment Technician May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). **Grade Determinations**: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates: Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, **GS-5 (Entry Level)** (1) Experience or Education. None beyond basic requirements. Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, **GS-7 (Developmental Level 1)** + Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level.+ In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Ability to read, interpret, and apply a great variety of technical data such as schematic drawings, wiring diagrams, table charts, mathematical expressions and formulas. (b) Ability to learn equipment maintenance, operating procedures, and repair procedures from training materials and courses. (c) Fundamental knowledge of electronics to include analog, digital and microprocessor theory, pneumatics, hydraulics, optics, electro-mechanics, physics, basic networking, and chemistry. (d) Knowledge of the use of standard level test equipment to include, but not limited to, multi-meters, electrical safety analyzers, patient simulator, storage oscilloscopes, manometers, tachometers, etc. (e) Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, medical equipment, and technology. (f) Knowledge of basic networking, computer/server hardware/software and information technologies and computer virus protection software, available software patches and upgrades, and information security tools (i.e. Microsoft Office, Windows operating systems, McAfee, etc.). Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, **GS-9 (Developmental Level 2)** + Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level.+ In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of electronics and electricity including analog and intermediate digital electronics to test, calibrate, maintain, and repair biomedical equipment and moderately complex biomedical instrumentation systems. (b) Skill in the setup and use of standard and advanced level test equipment to perform precise and detailed analysis of the operating and design characteristics of equipment and initiate repairs, reconfiguration, or redesign of moderately complex medical systems. (c) Skill in applying theory, concepts, techniques, design characteristics, operation, and functions to assist and support installation, operation, test, maintenance, repair, design, and modification for a comprehensive range of medical equipment connected to networks or other operating systems. (d) Ability to evaluate practical and technical information from manufacturers, contract specifications, manuals, and historical data in order to perform analysis required to make effective recommendations concerning operation, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment. (e) Ability to perform testing and troubleshooting of medical devices involving their interfaces and connections to other medical devices,

Keywords: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Omaha , Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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