Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical)
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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 in item 3.b.(1) 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).
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. For employees who do not meet all the basic
requirements in this standard, but who met the qualifications
applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it,
the following provisions apply: (1) Such employees in an occupation
that does not require a certification/registration, may be
reassigned, promoted, or demoted within the occupation. (2)
Employees 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) Employees initially grandfathered into this
occupation, who subsequently obtain additional education and/or
certification/registration, that meet all the basic requirements of
this qualification standard, must maintain the required credentials
as a condition of employment in the occupation. (4) If an employee,
who was retained in an occupation listed in 38 U.S.C. -- 7401(3)
under this provision, leaves that occupation, the employee loses
protected status, and must meet the full VA qualification standard
requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation.
Grade Determinations: GS-13
(a) Experience. Completion of at least one year of experience
equivalent to the next lower level (GS-12), and must fully meet the
KSAs at that level.
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to
the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the
i. Knowledge of the management of overall department resources,
i.e., finances, space, equipment, supplies, and staffing at the
ii. Ability to draft and/or recommend local policies and/or
directives related to healthcare technology management.
iii. Ability to balance multiple responsibilities, set priorities,
delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational
problems, and develop and implement effective solutions.
iv. Ability to analyze 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
v. 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.
References: VA Handbook 5005/104 PART II APPENDIX G38 II-G38 The
full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical
Requirements: Majority of work is primarily sedentary, although
some physical effort may be required, e.g., walking standing,
carrying light items or driving or traveling by motor vehicle.
Occasionally, work will involve prolonged periods of standing and
walking, cramped, and awkward positions. The incumbent will often
work under conditions of stress caused by the nature of the medical
mission, which involves the well being of patient and the necessity
to meet deadlines. Must be capable of working long days in order to
provide support to Biloxi Campus and the Outpatient Clinics located
in Alabama and Florida.
Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Biloxi , Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical), Healthcare , Biloxi, Mississippi
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