Job opening: Staff Biomedical Engineer (Clinical Systems Support)
Salary: $98 496 - 165 961 per year
Published at: Aug 12 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Staff Biomedical Engineer aligns to the network (VISN) Chief Biomedical Engineer and works on the Clinical Systems Support team. They receive administrative direction with assignments in terms of broadly defined missions and functions. They exercise authority to oversee the overall planning, designing and implementing programs, projects, studies and other work to support healthcare technology across the network.
At this level, employees are non- supervisory, and are organizationally aligned at the facility, Regional, VISN, or National Program Offices. At the facility level, employees must have notable ongoing responsibilities as assigned by the VISN, and/or Healthcare Technology Management Program Office. The employee supports and advances patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to healthcare technology, as demonstrated by at least four of the following major responsibilities: Major duties must include at least four of the following major responsibilities:
Assures provision of a continuing education program for clinical or technical staff, addressing the principles and application of healthcare technology used in the delivery of care. This includes a curriculum that addresses the safe and effective use of medical equipment and/or technology.
Manages a recall and safety alert program for medical devices, including medical device incident investigations, to assure compliance with patient safety goals, SMDA, and TJC requirements.
Serves as advisor to senior clinical and leadership staff on medical engineering technology (including existing and emerging technology), addressing viability, long-term suitability, compatibility, and/or safety for strategic initiatives.
Conducts capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical technology spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of highly complex medical technology. Responsible for life-cycle management for medical technology across the scope of a facility or VISN.
Serves as a VISN or national expert, who provides support of one or more complex, multisite systems, to include service, system administration, training, and quality assurance.
Responsible for a medical equipment management program that meets current TJC and NFPA hospital requirements.
Develops and implements VISN or national-level policies that are consistent with Healthcare Technology Management Program Office organizational objectives.
Work Schedule: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized
Remote Job: Yes, Remote eligible within commuting distance of any VISN 5 station. The stations include Linthicum, MD; Baltimore, MD; Perry Point, MD; Beckley, WV; Clarksburg, WV; Huntington, WV; Martinsburg, WV and DC VAMC
Virtual work schedules: Not authorized
BU Status: Not BU
Recruitment or Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates
Financial Disclosure Report: NOT required
Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses: will not be paid
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).
For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits
Competitive Federal benefits:
Job security- Stability
Career advancement and priority in hiring as a Federal employee
Military buy back toward retirement
Leave Benefits: AL (13-26 days), SL (13 days), Paid Federal Holidays (11 days) , Paid Parental Leave 12 wks.
FEHB lowest cost
FEGLI low cost
Flexible Spending accounts Pre-taxed
Federal Long Term Care Insurance
TSP matching 5% and Pre-tax contributions
Child Care subsidy
United States Citizenship: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
English Language Proficiency. Biomedical Engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English
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.
(2) Certification as a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) and a bachelor's degree not listed in item above. 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. Certification promotes healthcare delivery improvement through the continuing assessment and recognition of the competency of professionals. These professionals support and advance patient care by applying engineering and management skills to healthcare technology. If appointed with a CCE requirement, the employee must maintain certification throughout employment. The American College of Clinical Engineering determines acceptable educational preparation and degree requirements for CCE eligibility.
Grade Determinations: Biomedical Engineer (Clinical), GS-13
Experience. Completion of at least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower level, and must be fully meet the KSAs at that level. Including:
Ability to 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.
Ability to 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.
Ability to 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.
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 and potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*).
Ability to conduct capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment.
*Knowledge [and capacity to support the most complex and specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and quality assurance.
Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply complex codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards associated with the biomedical engineering field.
Ability to develop and implement policies that are consistent with organizational objectives.
Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including technical and professional staff at various levels of the organization.
Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The position involves work that is mainly sedentary but requires some bending, walking, standing and lifting/carrying (under 15lb) of supplies, patient records, staff and patient mail. Some assignments may involve more frequent walking, but these assignments may involve more frequent walking, but these assignments require no unusual physical demands to perform work. The incumbent will need to have the ability to verbally communicate and hear (aid permitted) using a telephone and must be able to type and operate computer equipment as an essential part of their position. The incumbent must be able to work closely with internal and external customers in a face to face setting.
Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in a patient care setting; adequately lighted, temperature controlled, and ventilated. Office temperatures fluctuate periodically; involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as clinics, offices, meeting and training rooms or libraries; exposure to noise and dust on occasion. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address VISN 5 VA Capitol Health Care Network
849 International Drive, Suite 275
Linthicum, MD 21090
- Name: Cherita Brooks
- Phone: 443-354-2628
- Email: [email protected]