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Job Title: Biomedical Engineer
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/06/2017
Expire Date: 02/04/2018
Job Categories: Engineering, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Biomedical Engineer

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in advising clinical and leadership staff on medical engineering technology (including existing and emerging technology) addressing viability, long-term suitability and sustainability, compatibility, and/or safety.
  • Assists in conducting capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, department design, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment. Installation includes management of downtime procedures, space and utilities verification, network and server configuration, vendor communication, and clinical training.
  • Conducts equipment demonstration to showcase new technologies to clinical staff, evaluate the best technology for current and future clinical needs, and improve personal/departmental knowledge of applicable Biomedical advancements.
  • Conducting incoming inspection and acceptance testing, performance and safety testing, calibration, and maintenance and repair programs.
  • Organizes projects of broad scope and objectives that effect levels of medical and administrative staff.
  • Facilitates the introduction of new equipment into the medical center. Assists with reviewing, comparing, and selecting equipment.
  • Assists with compliance with Medical Device Isolation Architecture (MDIA) and information security requirements for all networked medical devices. This includes coordinating with IT and ISO staff regarding VLAN assignments and Access Control List (ACL) development.
  • Helps implement preventative maintenance programs for all medical equipment.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of the Medical Equipment Management Program that meets current Joint Commission and NFPA requirements.
Duties reflect GS-12 grade. Lower graded employees are expected to complete the same tasks with more supervision and guidance.



Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. NOTE: May be required to work different schedules including second and third shifts, weekends, and/or alternate work schedules (i.e., 10 hour days).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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
  • Education and or experience (detailed below)
Preferred Experience:
  • Includes experience working in a 1B complexity medical facility.

Grade Determinations:

GS-9
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level (Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of experience as a biomedical engineer in a hospital setting). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
OR,
(b) Education. Education equivalent to 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of engineering , e.g., biomedical engineering, general engineering, mechanical engineering, etc., provided the applicant's total background demonstrates the core competencies for GS-9 level assignment.
(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, and practices of the biomedical engineering profession.
2. Knowledge of relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards, and the ability to make recommendations to assure compliance with medical center programs.
3. Knowledge of organizational concepts and an understanding of the operational needs of other administrative hospital services.
4. Ability to prepare material on current technical topics and trends for presentation to other technical staff and mid-level hospital management, and the ability to keep abreast of changes in technology.
(d) Assignment. Employees at this level complete technical assignments in the engineering field as assigned by senior engineers, and will be required to rotate through, and participate in, the operations of other administrative hospital services. At the GS-9 level, employees will function at a more independent level with oversight by a supervisor for more complex assignments.

GS-11
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
OR,
(b) Education. Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or a related engineering field, provided the applicant's total background demonstrates evidence of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position to be filled.
(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of an equipment management program that meets current Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.
2. Ability to develop material for a continuing education program for clinical staff that addresses the principles and application of medical instrumentation used in the delivery of healthcare.
3. Ability to advise clinical and administrative staff on emerging medical engineering technology, while keeping abreast of changes in such technology, and utilizing the information to solve biomedical engineering problems.
(d) Assignment. At this level, employees will function on an independent basis at the full performance level; will participate in medical device hazard investigations to assure compliance with patient safety goals, the Safe Medical Devices Act (SMDA), and JCAHO requirements; and will assist in the development of an equipment management program at the medical center. At this level, employees may assist in clinical research projects in the biomedical engineering field.

GS-12
(a) Experience. Completion of at least 1 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
*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.


References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G38.

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-09 to GS-12. Appointments at GS-11 or GS-12 will get PSB approval prior to official offer.Physical Requirements: Position is subject to physical examination. Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. and over, heavy carrying, 45 lbs. and over, straight pulling for up to 8 hours, pulling hand over hand for up to 8 hours, pushing for up to 8 hours, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling and repeated bending for up to 8 hours, specific visual requirements, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of color, and ability to read ordinary type without strain (glasses permitted) hearing (aid permitted), and emotional and mental stability. Work is primarily conducted in an indoor area with adequate heat and ventilation. May be exposed to inclement weather when traveling around campus. May be exposed to normal office allergens (such as plants, dust, and odors), service animals, and loud noises.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

Your specific application may not include all of the accepted documents.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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
  • Education and or experience (detailed below)
Preferred Experience:
  • Includes experience working in a 1B complexity medical facility.

Grade Determinations:

GS-9
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level (Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of experience as a biomedical engineer in a hospital setting). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
OR,
(b) Education. Education equivalent to 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of engineering , e.g., biomedical engineering, general engineering, mechanical engineering, etc., provided the applicant's total background demonstrates the core competencies for GS-9 level assignment.
(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, and practices of the biomedical engineering profession.
2. Knowledge of relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards, and the ability to make recommendations to assure compliance with medical center programs.
3. Knowledge of organizational concepts and an understanding of the operational needs of other administrative hospital services.
4. Ability to prepare material on current technical topics and trends for presentation to other technical staff and mid-level hospital management, and the ability to keep abreast of changes in technology.
(d) Assignment. Employees at this level complete technical assignments in the engineering field as assigned by senior engineers, and will be required to rotate through, and participate in, the operations of other administrative hospital services. At the GS-9 level, employees will function at a more independent level with oversight by a supervisor for more complex assignments.

GS-11
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
OR,
(b) Education. Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or a related engineering field, provided the applicant's total background demonstrates evidence of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position to be filled.
(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of an equipment management program that meets current Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.
2. Ability to develop material for a continuing education program for clinical staff that addresses the principles and application of medical instrumentation used in the delivery of healthcare.
3. Ability to advise clinical and administrative staff on emerging medical engineering technology, while keeping abreast of changes in such technology, and utilizing the information to solve biomedical engineering problems.
(d) Assignment. At this level, employees will function on an independent basis at the full performance level; will participate in medical device hazard investigations to assure compliance with patient safety goals, the Safe Medical Devices Act (SMDA), and JCAHO requirements; and will assist in the development of an equipment management program at the medical center. At this level, employees may assist in clinical research projects in the biomedical engineering field.

GS-12
(a) Experience. Completion of at least 1 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
*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.


References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G38.

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-09 to GS-12. Appointments at GS-11 or GS-12 will get PSB approval prior to official offer.
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