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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist – Geographical Regional Technical Specialist – Multiple Locations
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 587208Start Date: 04/18/2022End Date: 05/10/2022
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: Candidates will not be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. Experience and Education: 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 (EET) or Information Technology.
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).
(1) Such employees may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journeyman) level, or changed to lower grade within the occupation, but may not be promoted beyond the journeyman level or placed in supervisory or managerial positions.
(2) BESSs who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard.
(3) BESSs initially grandfathered into this occupation, who subsequently obtain additional education that meet all the basic requirements of this qualification standard must maintain the required credentials as a condition of employment in the occupation.
(4) Employees who are retained as a BESS under this provision and subsequently leave the occupation lose protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry as a BESS. Grade Determinations: Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (Geographical Regional Technical Specialist), GS-13 Experience: At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Certification as a Project Manager highly desired but not required.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
(a) Ability to effectively communicate with professionals of varying levels of technical knowledge within multiple levels of the VHA organization.
(b) Ability to coordinate work across multiple settings, e.g., medical centers, VISNs.
(c) Knowledge of the codes and standards of VA, TJC, NFPA, AAMI, FDA, and AHA as they apply to the safety and operation of medical instrumentation.
(d) Knowledge related to the characteristics, capabilities, installation, and configuration of medical equipment and their associated networks.
(e) Ability to analyze regional technical issues and develop timely and economical solutions. Preferred Experience: TeleCritical Care Experience desired. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/95, PART II, APPENDIX G49 Physical Requirements: The Biomedical Engineer exercises physical effort in the performance of duties such as continual or long periods of standing, recurring bending, walking, stooping, climbing ladders, crouching, laying, stretching, reaching, sitting, and/or lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Work is frequently performed in cramped and awkward positions. Such work shall require a strong back and legs along with good coordination, balance, and eyesight. Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 – 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Both legs required; Kneeling (up to 3 hours); Depth perception; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental Stability.
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