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Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Summary The Supervisory Biomedical Engineer is responsible for the professional and administrative management of the Biomedical Engineering Department at a VISN 16 Medical Center or Healthcare System. If you are not a current permanent VA employee, apply to CBST-11838126-23-DW This is an Open Continuous Announcement, qualified applicants will be considered and referred on a rotating basis until a selection is made or until 9/30/2023. Responsibilities Duties includes but are not limited to: Administers the standardized VISN medical equipment management plan to ensure the facility meets current TJC and NFPA requirements. The breadth of technology is typical of a tertiary care and university-affiliated institution. Assures provision of a continuing education program for professional staff addressing the principles and application of medical instrumentation used in the delivery of healthcare. 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 technology, including existing and emerging technology, addressing viability, long-term suitability, compatibility, and/or safety. Serves as technology advisor to assist the VISN Biomedical Engineering Office with technology management and assessment. Conducts capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment. Participates at the VISN and/or national level with capital asset planning. Analyzes organizational and operational problems and develops timely and economical solutions to meet facility, VISN, and/or national needs. Serves as institutional expert who directly supports the most complex and specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and quality assurance for multiple sites. He/She has total responsibility for execution and management of a complex, professional, highly technical, Biomedical Engineering program. He/She receives administrative direction with assignments in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. He/She exercises authority to oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of the Biomedical Engineering program, including development of the service, assignment of duties, and pursuit of higher-level administrative approval of goals and objectives for supervisors or managers of subordinate levels. He/She approves multiyear and long-range plans developed by the supervisors of subordinate levels and subsequently manages the overall work to ensure achievement of those goals and objectives. He/She exercises discretionary authority to approve allocation and distribution of funds in the service's budget. He/She is fully responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and evaluating this program at each facility and its outpatient clinics. The incumbent plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. He/She assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of the employees. He/She evaluates work performance of subordinates. The incumbent gives advice counsel or instruction to employees. He/She interviews candidates for positions and makes selections. He/She identifies developmental and training needs of employees and provides or arranges. The incumbent evaluates performance of staff and finds ways to improve production or increase quality of work. He/She develops performance standards in accordance with VISN Biomedical Engineering defined standards. The incumbent exercises significant responsibility in dealing with officials of other units or organizations, or in advising management officials of higher rank including physicians and clinical staff relating to technical matters. He/She makes decisions on work problems presented by team leaders or contractors. He/She determines whether contractors performed work that meets standards of adequacy necessary to resume clinical treatment of patients and for authorization of payment. He/She makes selections for subordinate non-supervisory positions, hears and resolves grievances or serious employee complaints. He/She makes decisions regarding non-routine, costly and controversial training needs and training requests related to employees of the unit, approves expenses comparable to within grade increases, extensive overtime, and employee travel, recommends awards or bonuses for non-supervisory personnel and changes position classifications subject to approval by higher level officials. He/She finds and implements ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promote team building, and improve business practices. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 00497-F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. OR, (2) Certification as a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) and a bachelor's degree not listed above English Language Proficiency. Biomedical Engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English. 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) Grade Determinations: Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical), GS-14 Experience. Completion of at least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower level (GS-13), and must fully meet the KSAs at that level which includes: Knowledge of the management of overall department resources, i.e., finances, space, equipment, supplies, and staffing at the local level; Ability to draft and/or recommend local policies and/or directives related to healthcare technology management; Ability to balance multiple responsibilities, set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions; Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient operations, use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the area of responsibility; Skill in interpersonal relationships in leading and dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers, both within and outside the biomedical engineering program, to include conflict management, dispute resolution, mediation, or reasonable accommodations. In addition to the experience 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. References: VA Handbook 5005/104 PART II, APPENDIX G38 Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over, pulling hand over hand (4 hours), reaching above shoulder, walking and standing (1 or 2 hours), kneeling (1 hour), climbing, use of legs and arms, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid may be permitted), mental and emotional stability. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: 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: 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: Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Biloxi , Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical), Engineering , Biloxi, Mississippi

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