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    The Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist is a full-time position in the Biomedical Section of Engineering Service at the West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS), Big Spring, Texas. This position provides clinical and administrative support to staff; patients, and administrators for all matters of concern relating to the facility wide life cycle management of medical equipment.

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    This position requires the application of engineering and mechanical concepts and methodology to provide life-cycle 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. Medical equipment supported by the BESS is maintained to the standards required by multiple accrediting agencies (e.g. Food and Drug Administration, The Joint Commission, the National Fire Protection Association, etc.). Life-cycle 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.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
    Incentives: Incentives are not authorized.
    A functional statement is on file at the facility with the full description of duties.
    COMPRESSED/FLEXIBLE: Not authorized.
    TELE-WORK: Not authorized.
    VIRTUAL: Not authorized.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is usually performed in an office setting. The work area normally involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms; medical equipment disassembly and reassembly; or may involve occasional exposure to conditions in laboratories, or construction sites requiring normal safety precautions. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as prolonged sitting, standing, walking, climbing, bending, and stooping to observe work operations. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, training rooms and workshops. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. There may be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in storage areas or hazardous waste sites. Exposure to hazardous chemicals; or open tanks or structures devoid of oxygen, containing bacteria, or emitting hydrogen sulfide. The employee must apply a wide range of safety precautions under uncontrolled conditions.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551640700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.