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Supervisory Biomedical Engineer

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Videos Videos Duties Help Duties Summary Serves as the Assistant Chief, Biomedical Engineering Service Line with direct oversight of Healthcare Technology Management staff as it relates to Medical Technology Management Support, Networking & Health Information Systems Support and Electronics Support; including patient safety matters pertaining to the aforementioned. The Assistant Chief is the technical expert and advisor on all clinical engineering/ healthcare technology related issues at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major Duties include but are not limited to the following: Conducts a medical equipment management program that meets or exceeds current Joint Commission, NFPA and other pertinent regulatory requirements. The incumbent could be consulted as a technical expert to evaluate and review other HTM programs for the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN). Manages a recall and safety alert program for medical devices, including medical device incident investigations to assure compliance with patient safety goals, SMDA and Joint Commission requirements. The incumbent may be required to analyze recall and safety alert programs for other medical centers and/or conduct medical equipment investigations for the VISN or National Program Office. Serves as an advisor to senior clinical and leadership staff on medical technology, including existing and emerging technology, addressing viability, long-term suitability, compatibility, and/or safety. Conducts capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical systems. Analyzes organizational and operational problems and develops timely and economical solutions to meet facility, VISN and/or National needs. Serves as an institutional expert who directly supports the most complex and specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training and quality assurance. Direct oversight for the programmatic implementation of the Medical Device Protection Program (MDPP) that encompasses pre-procurement assessments, medical device isolation architecture (MDIA), communication, training, validation, scanning, remediation, patching and secure remote connectivity of networked medical systems. May be required to serve as a technical expert on medical technology information security for the VISN and/or National Workgroups. Work Schedule: onaday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 0858 Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Similar jobs Biomedical Engineers Engineers, Biomedical Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: United States Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with [VA Handbook 5005, Part II,] chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3.g.). Education and/or Experience: You must meet either item (1) or (2) below to meet this requirement: (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 Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biochemical Engineering. Titles may vary from educational institutions and change over time. OR, (2) Certification as a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) and a bachelor's degree not listed in item 3.b.(1) above.] Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment examination, if selected. English Language Proficiency: Biomedical Engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a. Grade Requirements: GS-13 Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical): A) Completion of at least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower level (GS-12) which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment and fully meets all of the performance requirements for the GS-13. must fully meet the following KSAs at that level: i. Knowledge of the management of overall department resources, i.e., finances, space, equipment, supplies, and staffing at the local level. ii. Ability to draft and/or recommend local policies and/or directives related to healthcare technology management. iii. Ability to balance multiple responsibilities, set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions. iv. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient operations, and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the area of responsibility. v. Skill in interpersonal relationships in leading and dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers, both within and outside the biomedical engineering program, to include conflict management, dispute resolution, mediation, or reasonable accommodations. (c) Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. At this level, employees are supervisors and are at the facility level. The supervisory biomedical engineer (clinical) is responsible for the professional and administrative management of a facility biomedical engineering program. Such individuals have responsibility supervising technical staff, including lower level engineers, biomedical engineering technicians, and other staff. The range of supervisory responsibility includes development of performance standards and performance evaluations; recommendations for appointments, awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing training needs etc. The supervisory biomedical engineer (clinical) is responsible for financial management of budget resources allocated to support quality assurance and maintenance activities necessary to assure the facility's medical equipment is available for patient care activities. The supervisory biomedical engineer (clinical) is responsible for compliance and reporting of medical device cyber security and isolation for facilities under their management oversight. References: VA Handbook 5005/104, Part II, Appendix G38 Biomedical Engineer Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2006, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf . 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-13. Education 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 .

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