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    The Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS) provides 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.

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    Lifecycle management of all medical systems such as imaging, life support, dialysis, and monitoring to include physical and network support.
    Coordinates and works effectively with other facility departments including but not limited to Engineering Service, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Patient Safety, Sterile Processing (SPS), Logistics, Contracting, Informatics, and Environmental Management Service (EMS).
    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).
    Applies basic networking principles to resolve medical system communication issues including, but not limited to, node to server failures.
    Adheres to VA Medical Device Cyber Security policies and procedures in pre-procurement, during system implementation, and throughout the life of the system.
    Uses knowledge of government contract procedures and documentation requirements to develop statements of work, sole source justifications, other applicable documentation (VA Form 6550, Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), etc.) and to oversee vendor work.
    Investigates, remediates and documents Repairable Medical Device (RMD) recalls and safety alerts issued through the VA Alerts and Recall Management System (ARMS) within established timeframes.
    Plans and performs scheduled and unscheduled (emergency) maintenance on equipment to ensure that it is operating properly, calibrated, and in compliance with applicable codes and standards.
    Assists users in applications and in performance evaluation investigations, both of systems being considered for purchase and of systems in use.
    Recommends whether equipment is to be removed from service, to remain in service, or restored to service.
    Serves as a technical advisor and consultant to physicians, Supervisory Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, and to the Chief Biomedical Engineer in the evaluation and purchase of new equipment to meet current and projected needs of this Medical Center.
    Teaches co-workers about equipment repair, equipment operators about aspects of equipment operation.

    Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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