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    Summary

    The Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS) provides clinical and administrative support to staff, patients, and administrators for all matters of concern relating to the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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    Responsibilities

    Develops and 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).
    In conjunction with supervisor or more experienced BESS and/or Biomedical Engineer, documents all work performed in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
    In conjunction with supervisor or more experienced BESS and/or Biomedical Engineer, investigates, remediates and documents recalls and safety alerts within established timeframes.
    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.GS-9 Developmental Level 2Assists in lifecycle management of all medical systems such as imaging, life support, dialysis, and monitoring to include physical and network support. Completes both routine and moderately complex assignments involved in the installation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting, repair and calibration of these therapeutic, diagnostic and life support medical devices and systems of differing complexities.
    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.
    Documents all work performed in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
    In conjunction with more experienced BESS and/or Biomedical Engineer, provides training and education as appropriate to medical technology end users and clinical staff.
    Provides 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 include.s but is not limited to pre-implementation planning and coordination with end users, vendors, and other onsite support staff (OIT, Informatics, SPS, etc.GS-11 Full Performance Level
    See Qualifications section for GS-11 Assignment.

    Work Schedule: Flexible work schedule or to be determined by facility needs
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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