• Help

    Duties

    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 facility wide lifecycle management of medical equipment, and the 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.

    Learn more about this agency

    Responsibilities

    • Providing Lifecycle management of all medical systems such as imaging, life support, dialysis, and monitoring to include physical and network support.
    • Coordinating 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) in accordance with regulatory body requirements, the Office of Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Documentation of Services policies and guidelines, and other requirements.
    • Adhering to VA Medical Device Cyber Security policies and procedures in pre-procurement, during system implementation, and throughout the life of the system.
    • Executing VA policy when responding to network incident response due to infection, loss of services due to policy changes.
    • Functioning as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and keeping appropriate certification levels.
    • Utilizing 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.).
    • Investigating and documenting Repairable Medical Device (RMD) recalls and safety alerts issued through the VA Alerts and Recall Management System (ARMS).
    • Maintaining knowledge of medical technology, including scientific advances, network protocols, and vendor changes. Focuses on professional development in all areas of medical technology lifecycle management including technical skills.
    • Providing training and education as appropriate to medical technology end users and staff.
    Work Schedule: Full-Time, M-F 7:00 AM-3:30 PM OR 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, - 8-hour shifts Or as directed based on facility needs.
    Shift may change based on the needs of the facility. Flexible schedule as facility needs arise
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not require

    Preferred Experience: Knowledge of a wide range of sciences including, but not limited to, electronics (analog and digital), computer science/networking, mechanical engineering design, pneumatics, hydraulics, chemistry, physiology, medical terminology, anatomy, optics, and biology to perform duties of a broad scope and nature on complex and sophisticated patient-related medical systems and sub-systems. Ability to perform advanced testing and troubleshooting of medical devices involving their interfaces and connections to information systems either directly or through the hospitals hardwired and wireless networks. Knowledge of codes and standards relevant to safe operation of medical instrumentation such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Joint Commission (TJC), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Skill in the use of all types of test and calibration equipment such as digital multi-meters, electrical safety analyzers, defibrillator analyzers, patient simulators, digital oscilloscopes, pulse generators, and Local Area Network (LAN) analyzers in performing troubleshooting/repair and preventive maintenance activities. Ability to configure and maintain medical servers and desktop computers. Knowledge of contracting regulations, requirements, and specific contract specifications including performance-based contracts.

    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/581577900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.