The Supervisory Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (SBESS) works in support of the Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Section by providing leadership, guidance and supervision among assigned employees. Additionally, the Supervisory 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.Learn more about this agency
- Lifecycle management of any and all medical systems. Completes both routine and complex assignments involved in the installation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting, repair and calibration of these complex therapeutic, diagnostic and life support medical devices and systems. Coordinates and works effectively with other facility support departments. Oversight of specific tasks include but are not limited to incoming inspections, regular and unscheduled maintenance, and planning for end of life replacement in conjunction with clinical services.
- Performs advanced 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. Adheres to Medical Device Isolation Architecture (MDIA) Guidelines in both pre-procurement and during system implementation. Loads operating system (OS) and clinical application software as needed.
- Maintains functional knowledge of relevant safety codes and standards of regulatory bodies.
- Documents all work performed in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
- Implements the HTM Section training program, in-house cross training, and vendor training, to ensure that technicians are kept abreast of the changing technology as effectively as possible with available resources.
- As assigned, functions as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR). Uses knowledge of government contract procedures and documentation requirements to develop statements of work, sole source justifications, other applicable documentation (6550, Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), etc.) and to oversee vendor work. Collaborates with Logistics and Contracting to procure parts and services.
- Investigates, remediates and documents recalls and safety alerts within established timeframes. Participates in local safety improvement processes. Identifies hazards during routine job performance and takes action.
- Maintains knowledge of the state of the art in 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.
- Provides training and education as appropriate to medical technology end users and clinical staff.
- Provides mentoring and technical training to peers and development graded BESS.
- May be tasked with leading and managing installation or upgrade projects for medical devices and systems.
- Represents HTM Section on committees and in meetings as delegated by supervisor.
- Develops goals, objectives, and policy for the medical equipment management program and monitors progress;
- Sets and adjusts short-term and long-term priorities, and sets deadlines for completion of work as necessary. Revises work schedules to meet anticipated and unanticipated changes in the workload;
- Assigns and reviews daily work to staff, establishing priorities based on workload related to BESS and ensures that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product;
- Advises supervisor and other management officials as necessary on status of critical medical equipment;
- Provides input to the annual budget for the unit, and monitors spending throughout the fiscal year. Evaluates need for service contracts and on-demand vendor service;
- Leads the team in assessing its strengths and weaknesses and provides leadership to the team in exploring alternatives and determining what improvements can be made;
- Develops performance standards for subordinates; evaluates work performance of subordinates using work order and other relevant data;
- Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters; serves as coach and facilitator in consensus building activities among team members;
- Hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher-level supervisor or manager;
- Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases;
- Identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training;
- Plans for long-range staffing needs, considering changes to medical equipment inventory, medical center strategic plan, and budget;
- Interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends selection, appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions;
- Recommends awards or bonuses for subordinates, subject to approval by higher level officials, supervisors, or others;
- Approves and monitors the use of overtime and/or alternate tours needed to accomplish work.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0730 - 1600
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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