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Biomedical Engineer

Company name
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Salary
64009.00

Location
Augusta, GA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Biotech, Engineering, Sciences

Posted on
May 21, 2020

Valid Through
Sep 03, 2020

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This position is located within the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. The incumbent provides leadership that ensures high quality and responsive customer service in the biomedical engineering service delivery and serve as a subject matter expert directly supporting the life cycle management of clinical technology to include ongoing service, system administration, training, and quality assurance,educationRequirements:IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Augusta,addressRegion:GA }}],responsibilities:Duties include but not limited to:

\tServes as an institutional resource, working extensively with clinical stakeholders, supporting clinical services by leading market research, technology assessments, integration planning, and implementation of both current and emerging medical technologies.
\tShares responsibility for managing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), network security issues for medical systems, and the information communicated across these systems.
\tProvide project management oversight to facilitate installations and upgrades of various medical devices, software and healthcare systems
\tSupport clinical missions by contributing to the continuing education program for clinical staff, helping ensure safe and efficient healthcare delivery.
\tSupport the facility by assisting with capital asset and infrastructure planning, to help ensure successful strategic planning.
\tCollaborate frequently with contracting to execute judicious healthcare technology procurements.
\tProvide leadership that ensures high quality and responsive customer service.
\tServe as a subject matter expert directly supporting the life cycle management of clinical technology, to include ongoing service, system administration, training, and quality assurance.
\tMay assist in clinical research projects in the biomedical engineering field.
\tAssists in conducting capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment.
\tServes as institutional resource who directly supports the clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and quality assurance.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required,qualifications:Basic Requirements:

\tUnited States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
\tEducation and/or Experience. Individual must meet either item (1) or (2) below to meet this requirement:
\t(1) Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Engineering. To be creditable, the curriculum must be from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), as a professional engineering curriculum. Examples of acceptable engineering degrees include: Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomechanical
\tEngineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biochemical Engineering. Titles may vary from educational institutions and change over time.
\tOR,
\t(2) Certification as a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) and a bachelor's degree not listed in (1) above.

May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

Preferred Experience:
- Lifecycle management Experience of all medical systems such as imaging, life support, dialysis, and monitoring to include physical and network support.
- 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).

Grade Determinations:
For GS-11
(a) Experience. At least [one] year of experience equivalent to the next lower level, [and must fully meet the KSAs at that level.
OR,
(b) Education
i. [Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, or a related field of engineering, as outlined in basic qualifications / education (1).
OR,
ii. Bachelor's degree, plus three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in a related field of study, as outlined in basic qualifications / education (1).

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:

i. Ability to implement and/or sustain an equipment management or biomedical research program that meets The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), or other applicable regulatory requirements.
ii. Ability to develop material for a continuing education program for clinical or research staff, that address the principles and application of medical technology, and/or biomedical theory used in healthcare.
iii. Ability to advise staff on emerging medical technology, or research procedures, while keeping abreast of changes in such technology, and utilizing the information to solve biomedical engineering problems.
iv. Knowledge of basic project management principles, as applied to the healthcare setting and medical equipment, and information system implementation.

For GS-12
(a) Experience. Completion of at least [one] year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level; or completion of a post-doctoral research fellowship in the field of biomedical engineering, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level.

(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:

i. Ability to conduct a medical equipment management or biomedical research program that is compliant with applicable healthcare standards and regulatory agencies.
ii. Ability to develop a curriculum for a continuing education program, that address the safe and effective use of medical technology, and/or research devices.
iii. Ability to manage a recall and safety alert program for medical devices, including medical device hazard investigations, to assure compliance with patient safety goals, SMDA, and [TJC] requirements.
iv. Ability to conduct capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment.
v. Ability to function as the subject matter expert in the field of biomedical engineering, directly supporting specialized clinical technology, including service, system administration, training, quality assurance, and life-cycle management.
vi. Ability to effectively advise clinical and administrative staff on medical technology, including existing and emerging technology, which addresses viability, long-term suitability, compatibility, and/or safety.
vii. Knowledge of concepts related to computer based medical systems, networking protocols, and information security as it applies to medical technology within VHA.
viii. Skill in communicating and working collaboratively with key stakeholders, including technical and professional staff at various levels of the organization.
ix. Ability to apply project management principles to deployment of medical equipment and health information technologies.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15, PART II, APPENDIX G38 dated MARCH 25, 2019

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-12.

Physical Requirements: Continual or long periods of standing, recurring bending, walking, stooping, climbing, crouching, stretching, reaching, and/or lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Work is frequently performed in the cramped and awkward positions. Such work shall require a strong back and legs along with good coordination, balance, and eyesight.

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Website : http://www.va.gov/

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