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    Summary

    NOTE: These are not virtual positions.
    These positions will be located at a VA facility in one of the following locations: Ann Arbor, MI; Baltimore, MD; Bedford, MA; Suffolk County, MA; Jacksonville, FL; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Leavenworth, KS; Los Angeles, CA; Green Bay, WI; Montana, Portland, OR; Syracuse, NY; West Haven, CT; West Palm Beach, FL; Houston, TX.

    This is a re-announcement of CASA-10209214-LFM. if you applied to CASA-10209214-LFM, you are still required to apply for this announcement, or you will not receive any further consideration for this position.

    This is a developmental position for a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist to begin to gain the technical and administrative skills to provide clinical and administrative support to staff, patients, and administrators for all matters of concern relating to the facility wide lifecycle management of medical equipment. Biomedical support requires the application of engineering and mechanical concepts and methodology to provide lifecycle management and technical support of diagnostic, therapeutic devices, monitoring, and other equipment utilized in the practice of medicine, and to improve health service delivery systems for communities and within individual VA facilities. Lifecycle management encompasses the following: technology assessment including defining requirements and analyzing alternatives with clinical users; technology acquisition including technical evaluation and best value determination of proposed equipment and systems; technology implementation including site preparation, incoming inspections, device/system integration, network device security implementation and clinical/technical training; technology sustainment including regular and unscheduled maintenance, upgrades and enhancements, continuing education; end of useful life tasks including decommissioning, data sanitization, and technical evaluation for condition prior to disposal; and strategic planning for end of life replacement in conjunction with clinical services. The BESS maintains medical equipment using established local, regional and national policies and procedures designed to meet criteria and standards from multiple accrediting agencies and governing bodies.

    Work Schedule: Work schedule negotiable
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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    Responsibilities

    • Assists in lifecycle management of any and all medical systems such as imaging, life support, dialysis, and monitoring to include physical and network support. Assists in the installation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting, repair and calibration of these therapeutic, diagnostic and life support medical devices and systems of differing complexities. Utilizes common test equipment including, but not limited to, electrical safety analyzers, oscilloscopes, patient simulators, pulse generators, network analyzers, and multimeters.
    • Performs testing and troubleshooting of medical devices and systems involving their interfaces and connections to information systems either directly or through the facility's hardwired and wireless networks.
    • Maintains functional knowledge of relevant safety codes and standards of regulatory bodies including but not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
    • Documents all work performed in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
    • May work closely with designated Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to gain knowledge of government contract procedures and documentation requirements such as development of statements of work, sole source justifications, other applicable documentation (6550, Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), etc.) and overseeing vendor work.
    • Investigates, remediates, and documents recalls and safety alerts within established timeframes. Identifies hazards during routine job performance and takes action to ensure they are addressed and corrected.
    • Develops and maintains knowledge of the state of the art in medical technology, including scientific advances, basic network protocols and medical device security, and vendor changes.
    • Provides training and education as appropriate to medical technology end users and clinical staff.
    • Assists in mentoring and technical training to peers and lower graded development BESS.May assist with management of installation or upgrade projects for medical devices and systems. This includes but is not limited to pre-implementation planning and coordination with end users, vendors, and other onsite support staff (OIT, Informatics, SPS, etc.)

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500192500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.