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Biomedical Equipment Supervisor
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: West Haven, CT
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 10/28/2020
Expire Date: 12/02/2020
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Engineering, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Biomedical Equipment Supervisor
Basic Requirements: Must be a VA Connecticut employee. United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Proficiency in written and spoken English Bachelor's degree: Professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must:(a) Be in a school of engineering with at least 1 curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR (b) Include differential and integral calculus, and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics and/or dynamics; strength of materials (stress-strain relationships);fluid mechanics and/or hydraulics; thermodynamics; electrical fields and circuits; nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); or any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. or Combination of education and experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: [a] a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering; and [b] a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to 1 of the branches of engineering. Grade Determinations: GS 13 Experience: Completion of at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower level (GS-12), and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): 1. Ability to conduct an equipment management program that meets current JCAHO and NFPA requirements. 2. Ability to develop a curriculum for a continuing education program that addresses the safe and effective use of medical equipment and/or technology. 3. 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 JCAHO requirements.
4. Skill in advising clinical and administrative staff on medical engineering technology, including existing and emerging technology and which addresses viability, long-term suitability, compatibility, and/or safety.
5. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and recommend timely and economical solutions involving medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment. *6. Ability to conduct capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment. *7. Knowledge of the most complex and specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and quality assurance. 8. Expert knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, complex codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards associated with the biomedical engineering field. Assignment. Supervisory Biomedical Engineer. The supervisory biomedical engineer is responsible for the professional and administrative management of a biomedical engineering section in a tertiary care and/or university-affiliated facility. Such individuals typically 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 is responsible for financial management of budget resources allocated to support quality assurance, and maintenance activities necessary to assure the facility medical equipment inventory is available for patient care activities. In addition to the core competencies for GS-13 level positions, the supervisory biomedical engineer must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): a. Ability to initiate new ideas and approaches, and demonstrate resourcefulness. *b. Ability to manage resources, i.e., space, equipment, supplies, staff, at the local level. *c. Ability to draft and/or recommend local policies and/or directives. d. Skill in managing a biomedical engineering program at the local level. Physical Requirements: Incumbent often will be required to walk and/or stand for extended periods of time. Work is often tedious and precise, requiring good concentration with proper hand-eye coordination. Some climbing and working from ladders may be required. The ability to lift objects up to 40 pounds is required. References: VA Handbook, 5005, Part II, Appendix G38
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