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Job Title: Supervisory Biomedical Engineer
Company Name: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Montgomery, AL
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 09/25/2022
Expire Date: 01/03/2023
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Engineering, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Supervisory Biomedical Engineer
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: 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.) English Language Proficiency. Biomedical Engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Education and/or Experience. The individual 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. (Transcripts Required) OR, (2) Certification as a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) and a bachelor's degree not listed in item 3.b.(1) above. (Certification and Transcripts Required) Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE). Certification means having successfully passed a CCE written and oral examination administered by the American College of Clinical Engineering. Individuals with CCE certification demonstrate competency and professional recognition, as measured by an examination designed by their peers. Creditable Professional Engineering Experience. To be creditable, experience must have been accomplished after receipt of the bachelor's degree, and/or CCE certification, and requires the possession and use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated within the scope of the biomedical engineering profession. Additionally, the experience must have been attained in a healthcare setting for Biomedical Engineer (Clinical) positions, or a research setting for Biomedical Engineer (Research) positions, and be directly applicable to the assignment. Grandfathering Provision. All persons employed in VHA in this occupation, on the effective date of this qualification standard, are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education, and/or certification/registration that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. Grade Determinations. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following education and experience criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates: Experience. Completion of at least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower level (GS-13), and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. Examples of equivalent experience include: Implement and/or sustain an equipment management or biomedical research program that meets The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), or other applicable regulatory requirements. Develop material for a continuing education program for clinical or research staff, that address the principles and application of medical technology, and/or biomedical theory used in healthcare. Advise staff on emerging medical technology, or research procedures], while keeping abreast of changes in such technology, and utilizing the information to solve biomedical engineering problems. Knowledge of basic project management principles, as applied to the healthcare setting and medical equipment, and information system implementation. (a) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: i. Ability to conduct capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment. ii. *Knowledge and capacity to support the most complex and specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and quality assurance. iii. Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply complex codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards associated with the biomedical engineering field. iv. Ability to develop and implement policies that are consistent with organizational objectives. v. Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including technical and professional staff at various levels of the organization. (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience and knowledge, skills, and abilities above, the biomedical engineer (clinical) must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: i. Ability to manage overall department resources, i.e., finance, space, equipment, supplies, and staffing at a highly complex medical center or at the VISN level. ii. Ability to develop local or VISN policies and/or draft directives related to healthcare technology management. iii. Skill in balancing multiple responsibilities, setting priorities, delegating tasks and projects, meeting multiple deadlines, analyzing organizational problems, and developing and implementing effective solutions. iv. Ability to analyze complex 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 leading and dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers, within and outside the biomedical engineering program, to include conflict management, dispute resolution, mediation, or reasonable accommodations. Preferred Experience: COR Level II Certification OSHA 10 Certification References: VA Handbook 5005/104 Part II Appendix G38 dated March 25, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. Physical Requirements: Lifting (up to and over 45 lbs.), light and moderate carrying (up to 44 lbs.), straight pulling (1 hours), pulling hand over hand (1 hour), pushing (1 hour), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking/standing/crawling/kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (2 hours), climbing - use of legs and arms, operation of crane/truck/tractor or vehicle, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors, hearing (aid may be permitted, excessive noise- intermittent, outside and inside, dust, fumes/smoke or gases, solvents (degreasing agents), grease and oils, radiant energy, electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, vibration, working closely with others, working alone.
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