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    Summary

    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 clinical care provided by doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff throughout VA.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties of the position consist of:

    • Responsible for the life-cycle management of diagnostic, therapeutic, and other patient related medical equipment and systems.
    • Performs routine and complex tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting and calibration of complex therapeutic, diagnostic and life support biomedical equipment.
    • Responsible for monitoring system backups, file integrity, ensuring network connectivity between systems, servers, databases, and the electronic medical record. Must be able to reload operating systems and clinical application software in the event of a system failure and interface with Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) locally and at other sites to keep systems operational.
    • Conducts pre-purchase evaluations and addresses pre-implementation security issues to ensure that medical device isolation architecture (MDIA) requirements are met.
    • Serves as project leader for equipment installation.
    • Responds appropriately to hazard recall notifications concerning medical equipment. Investigates equipment incidents and alerts, cases of equipment damage and abuse, equipment failure reports that cannot be duplicated and medical device security incidents.
    • May be a member of a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) team when appropriate.
    • Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the purchase of medical equipment, maintenance/repair contracts, and facility projects.
    • Drafting Request for Proposal (RFP) language, Sole-source justifications, Statements of Work (SOW), conducting market research, product evaluations, evaluating contractor performance, and pre-procurements assessments.
    • Consults and advises clinical and administrative staff in evaluating medical equipment proposed for purchase.
    • Determines when healthcare technology, instrumentation, or systems are obsolete, hazardous and/or not cost effective to maintain.
    • Performs incoming inspections on new and unfamiliar medical equipment and systems upon receipt to determine that all government safety regulations, manufacturer's specifications, contract requirements are met.

    Work Schedule: 8 AM- 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
    Position Description/PD#: Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist/PD000000
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    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/551488100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.