The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Biomedical Equipment Support Special in Saginaw, Michigan Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Biomedical Equipment Support Special – Saginaw, Michigan
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 624834Start Date: 10/04/2022End Date: 10/26/2022
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/25/2022. Basic Requirements:
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States (U.S.). Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with 38 U.S.C. § 7407(a).
English Language Proficiency: Biomedical engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Education: Applicants must possess at least one of the following:
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 at least 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; OR
Completion of a military training program in biomedical equipment and at least two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist or Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer or Information Technology Specialist. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates: GS-12:
Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or pay band in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience which equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully the duties of the Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Examples of specialized experience include: Life-cycle management of diagnostic, therapeutic, and other patient related medical equipment and systems. Performing routine and complex tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting and calibration of complex therapeutic, diagnostic and life support biomedical equipment. Monitoring system backups, file integrity, ensuring network connectivity between systems, servers, databases, and the electronic medical record. Reloading 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. Conducting pre-purchase evaluations and addresses pre-implementation security issues to ensure that medical device isolation architecture (MDIA) requirements are met. Investigates equipment incidents and alerts, cases of equipment damage and abuse, equipment failure reports that cannot be duplicated and medical device security incidents. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA’s): Knowledge of computer virus protection software, available software patches and upgrades, and information security tools. Knowledge of electronics, computer and networking theory with experience maintaining, interfacing and troubleshooting networked medical equipment to include VLAN configuration, IP addressing, sub-netting, and network security. Ability to utilize and maintain computer and server based medical equipment, medical record databases, and proprietary and generic software, Experience with TCP/IP, HL7, networking, network security, and DICOM standards. Ability to interpret, identify, and apply network engineering principles and practices where there often times is no previous example to follow, or precedence. Skill to distinguish networking problems from non-networking problems and discuss various options with IT networking and operations staff members. The full performance level for this position is GS-12. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G49, Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist Qualification Standard GS-1601 Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform heavy lifting of up to 45 pounds if needed and possess normal depth perception unless medically documented as a disability. In addition, individuals must be able to perform walking and standing for a maximum of 5 hours and crawling and kneeling for a maximum of 2 hours. The ability to distinguish basic colors is also required unless medically documented as a disability.
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