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    Summary

    The Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS) serves in the Biomedical Service line at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. The incumbent 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.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Lifecycle management of all medical systems such as life support, dialysis, and monitoring to include physical and network support.
    • Performing incoming inspections, regular and unscheduled maintenance, and planning for end of life replacement in conjunction with clinical services. Utilizing common test equipment including, but not limited to patient simulators, pulse generators, network analyzers, test phantoms, electrical safety analyzers, oscilloscopes, and multimeters.
    • Maintaining 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).
    • Documenting all work performed in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
    • Applying basic networking principles to resolve medical system communication issues including, but not limited to, node to server failures. Adhering to VA Medical Device Cyber Security policies and procedures in pre-procurement, during system implementation, and throughout the life of the system. Loading operating system (OS) and clinical application software as needed. Executing VA policy when responding to network incident response (due to infection, loss of services due to policy changes).
    • Functioning, when assigned, as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and keeps appropriate certification levels. Using knowledge of government purchasing 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. Collaborating with Logistics and Contracting to procure parts and services; functioning as a purchase card holder, as required.
    • Investigating, remediating and documentsing Repairable Medical Device (RMD) recalls and safety alerts issued through the VA Alerts and Recall Management System (ARMS) within established timeframes.
    Work Schedule: 0800-1630
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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