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    The incumbent is a Supervisory Biomedical Engineer with overall responsibility for all matters relating to medical equipment and patient safety. The incumbent provides biomedical engineering support to the Central Iowa VA Health Care System. Incumbent is a key member of the Engineering staff and operates under very general guidelines, with authority to act as necessary to carry out program elements.

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    Eligible applications will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

    A. The incumbent is completely responsible for such equipment-related professional services as:

    1. Analysis, experimental electronics research, design, development, modification, standards and specifications, computer applications, equipment selection, and equipment testing and evaluation.
    2. Approval of equipment purchase requests.
    3. Investigates situations or phenomena which may affect or compromise efficacy of medical devices.
    B. Relationship to BMET Shop:
    1. The incumbent has overall responsibility for the BMET program at this medical center.
    2. Assesses and evaluates the needs of the BMET program, such as technical training, test equipment, staffing and personnel matters, and makes recommendations to management for support.
    3. Acts as medical center/manufacturer liaison concerning design, application, operation, maintenance, maintenance training, reliability, and field performance of clinical and research instrumentation.
    4. Is responsible for specification and standard interpretation.
    5. Directs incoming inspection (acceptance testing), preventive maintenance, and maintenance and repair programs of clinical and research equipment.
    6. Develops test protocols and test equipment for BMET use in incoming inspections and equipment evaluations.
    7. Assists in troubleshooting of unusually difficult maintenance problems.
    8. Provides engineering support for special projects, including design and development of special circuits and devices.
    C. Relationship to Medical Services
    1. Is responsible for need analysis, and assists in equipment selection and application.
    2. Develops device and system specifications, which may lead to modification of major facilities and large expenditures of funds.
    3. Designs, develops, or modifies equipment to meet staff requirements.
    4. Has overall responsibility for education concerning theory of operation, operation, correct application of medical equipment, and electrical safety.
    D. Relationship to Administrative Services
    1. Coordinates with Human Resources Management Service, Fiscal Service, and Learning Service in all matters relating to BME/BMET training, Biomedical Engineer Trainees, Biomedical Engineering Stipend Students, and BMET Interns.
    2. Coordinates with Acquisition and Materiel Management Service in all matters relating to equipment selection, approval, testing and evaluation, warranty, standards, specifications, and maintenance.
    3. Has overall responsibility for education with respect to electrical safety. This includes working with the medical center and district Safety Engineers.
    E. Administrative Duties:
    1. Directs, manages, and has overall program responsibility for the BMET Shop and the BME Section of Engineering Service.
    2. Is responsible for developing project proposals to carry out program objectives.
    3. Identifies, develops, and organizes training for BMET/BME personnel.
    4. Develops, organizes, and supervises training of Biomedical Engineer trainees for the VA System.
    5. Serves on medical center councils and committees. These include the Safety Committee, Equipment Committee, and Environment of Care Council. The incumbent is expected to be available as a resource to other medical center committees as required.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30AM to 4:30PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608861900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.