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Job Title: Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Beckley, WV
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 08/13/2022
Expire Date: 10/02/2022
Job Categories: Architectural Services, Computers, Software, Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English. Education or Experience: Associates degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology, or Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related technical field such as Electronic Technology or Information Technology and two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer, or Information Technology Specialist. OR, Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related field such as Electronics Engineering Technology or Information Technology. OR, Completion of a military training program in biomedical equipment and two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist or Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer, or Information Technology Specialist. 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). Grade Determinations: Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, GS-5 (Entry Level) (1) Experience or Education. None beyond basic requirements. (2) Assignment. This is an entry level Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS) position. Example of specialized experience include but is not limited to: providing support of basic medical equipment and systems to include, but not limited to: installation, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, calibrations and safety inspections. Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, GS-7 (Developmental Level 1) (1) Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. (2) Assignment. This is a developmental level BESS position. Example of specialized experience include but is not limited to: installation, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, reliability, calibrations and safety; supporting basic biomedical equipment such as but not limited to infusion pumps; PCA pumps, feeding pumps, suction pumps, defibrillators, clinical video systems, hypo/hyperthermia units, vital sign monitors, physiological monitors, dental equipment, and other patient care devices; performs and documents all repairs and preventive maintenance activities; and ensures that the data is correctly entered into the medical equipment management computer system. Utilizing schematic drawings, wiring diagrams, and technical manuals as guidelines for accomplishing work. Using specialized electronic test gear or software to analyze, evaluate, diagnose, troubleshoot, calibrate or repair analog and digital microprocessor controlled, computerized or networked digital systems. Monitoring the quality of vendor service provided and ensures satisfactory and timely completion. Providing tactful instruction to equipment operators on the proper use of equipment to avoid use error recurrences; and documents appropriately; and instructing on operator level preventative maintenance. Providing biomedical equipment related technical training to peer and clinical staff. Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, GS-9 (Developmental Level 2) (1) Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level. (2) Assignment. This is a developmental level 2 BESS position. Example of specialized experience include but is not limited to: providing support of medical equipment and systems, install, maintain, safety test, calibrate, troubleshoot, and support medical technologies such as sleep lab monitoring systems, GI endoscopic systems, dental imaging equipment, surgical equipment, and clinical laboratory equipment. Performing and documenting all repairs and preventive maintenance activities and ensuring that the data is correctly entered into the medical equipment management computer system. Utilizing schematic drawings, wiring diagrams, and technical manuals as guidelines for accomplishing work. Maintaining inventory documentation of assigned networked-attached medical equipment/systems to include electronic protected health information (ePHI) requirements, Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), IP addresses, Access Control Lists (ACL), anti-virus software, and other necessary information. Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, GS-11 (Full Performance Level) (1) Experience: At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. NOTE: Certification as a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES), Net+ and A+ are highly desirable at this level but not required. (2) Assignment. This is the full performance level of the BESS position. Example of specialized experience include but is not limited to: providing support of medical equipment and systems, install, maintain, safety test, calibrate, troubleshoot, and support medical technologies such as sleep lab monitoring systems, GI endoscopic systems, dental imaging equipment, surgical equipment, and clinical laboratory equipment. Performing and documenting all repairs and preventive maintenance activities and ensuring that the data is correctly entered into the medical equipment management computer system. Utilizing schematic drawings, wiring diagrams, and technical manuals as guidelines for accomplishing work. Maintaining inventory documentation of assigned networked-attached medical equipment/systems to include electronic protected health information (ePHI) requirements, Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), IP addresses, Access Control Lists (ACL), anti-virus software, and other necessary information. Responsible for monitoring system backups, file integrity, ensuring network connectivity between systems, servers, databases, and the electronic medical record. Must be able to reload operating systems and clinical application software in the event of a system failure and interface with Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) locally and at other sites to keep systems operational. Conducts pre-purchase evaluations and addresses pre-implementation security issues to ensure that medical device isolation architecture (MDIA) requirements are met. Serving as project leader by discussing contract requirements and concerns with the architect/engineer and contractor; identifying the site requirements, preparing cost analysis and justifications, preparing site plans and progress reports; acting as the project coordinator during installation, testing phases and through to completion of the project to include acceptance testing, planning and coordinating work schedules with other services, arranging utility shutdowns; identifying and ordering materials and arranging for assistance from other trades and crafts as necessary. Preferred Experience: Certification as a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES), Net+, and A+. References: VA Handbook 5005/130, Part II, Appendix G49 - Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-05 to GS-11. Physical Requirements: Maintain, repair, inspect, and calibrate a wide variety of technical medical electronic equipment. Involves some bending, stretching. Use of carts and ladders and light power tools. Working under stressful deadlines.
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Company Name: Veterans Health Administration
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