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Job Title: Clinical Biomedical Engineer
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Clinical Biomedical Engineer

The position is assigned to the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) under the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. This individual is part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary team that provides guidance on assistive technology services with emphasis on human characteristics, functional task/activity demands and requirements, commercially available technologies, and contextual environments. Services include the application of assistive technology devices, practices, and strategies within a service delivery model that includes assessment, recommendation, implementation, training, and follow-up services. Services include integration of devices across multiple environments and may involve product design, fabrication, modification, and installation of unique and individualized technologies. Services may relate to any/all of the following: computers, augmentative alternative communication (AAC), electronic cognitive devices, seating and positioning, mobility (manual and power wheelchairs), adaptive devices for daily living, sports and recreation, drivers training and modifications within specific environmental settings (work, home, and school). While this position is assigned to PRC, it is expected that the services of this position may well reach out to other areas in the medical facility as well as to other medical facilities within the VA system.

The position also requires the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of various tasks and measures related to assistive technology. This includes the application of rehabilitation technology (i.e. therapeutic devices associated with the rehabilitation process) in order to facilitate the service delivery process within the realm of evidence-based practice.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 800 am to 430 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree: Professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (a) Be in a school of engineering with at least 1 curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or, (b) Include differential and integral calculus, and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics and/or dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (3) fluid mechanics and/or hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); or (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR,

Combination of education and experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: [a] a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering; and [b] a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to 1 of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by 1 of the following:

Professional registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than a written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would not be rated eligible for biomedical engineering positions

Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners of a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either [a] a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, OR, [b] a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within, or closely related to, the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph 2.b.(1).

Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019; must successfully complete pre-employment physical.

English Language Proficiency. Biomedical engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience: Certified Engineering degree from an ABET accredited Engineering Program or completed by time of hire. Assistive Technology Professional {ATP) certification (or obtain within 6 months within date of hire) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America(RESNA) Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (RET) certification (or obtain within 6 months within date of hire) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America(RESNA)

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G38.

Actual Grade and Salary is being determined by the Professional Standard Board (PSB) based on your demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the GS-05 level:

1. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, the principles, theories, concepts, and practices of the engineering profession.

2. Skill to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals, including communicating highly technical information.

3. Knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply, relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards associated with engineering.

4. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical solutions.

5. Ability to keep abreast of changes in technology and to utilize information gained in the solution of engineering problems.

GS-07 level:

1. Ability to prepare written and graphic presentations for other technical staff including technicians and other junior engineers.

2. Knowledge of relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards.

3. Ability to learn organizational concepts to meet operational needs.

4. Ability to learn new technology and identify changes and trends for presentation to other technical staff.

GS-09 level:

1. Knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, and practices of the biomedical engineering profession.

2. Knowledge of relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards, and the ability to make recommendations to assure compliance with medical center programs.

3. Knowledge of organizational concepts and an understanding of the operational needs of other administrative hospital services.

4. Ability to prepare material on current technical topics and trends for presentation to other technical staff and mid-level hospital management, and the ability to keep abreast of changes in technology.

GS-11 level:

1. Knowledge of an equipment management program that meets current Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.

2. Ability to develop material for a continuing education program for clinical staff that addresses the principles and application of medical instrumentation used in the delivery of healthcare.

3. Ability to advise clinical and administrative staff on emerging medical engineering technology, while keeping abreast of changes in such technology, and utilizing the information to solve biomedical engineering problems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), Straight pulling (0.5 hours), Pushing (0.5 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Pushing (0.5 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (0.5 hours), Standing (0.5 hours), Crawling (0.5 hours), Kneeling (0.5 hours), Repeated bending (1 hours), Climbing, legs only (0.5 hours), Climbing, use of legs and arms, Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Specific visual requirement - Permit Corrective Lens, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Mental and Emotional Stability

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree: Professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (a) Be in a school of engineering with at least 1 curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or, (b) Include differential and integral calculus, and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics and/or dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (3) fluid mechanics and/or hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); or (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR,

Combination of education and experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: [a] a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering; and [b] a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to 1 of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by 1 of the following:

Professional registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than a written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would not be rated eligible for biomedical engineering positions

Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners of a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either [a] a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, OR, [b] a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within, or closely related to, the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph 2.b.(1).

Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019; must successfully complete pre-employment physical.

English Language Proficiency. Biomedical engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience: Certified Engineering degree from an ABET accredited Engineering Program or completed by time of hire. Assistive Technology Professional {ATP) certification (or obtain within 6 months within date of hire) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America(RESNA) Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (RET) certification (or obtain within 6 months within date of hire) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America(RESNA)

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G38.

Actual Grade and Salary is being determined by the Professional Standard Board (PSB) based on your demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the GS-05 level:

1. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, the principles, theories, concepts, and practices of the engineering profession.

2. Skill to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals, including communicating highly technical information.

3. Knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply, relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards associated with engineering.

4. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical solutions.

5. Ability to keep abreast of changes in technology and to utilize information gained in the solution of engineering problems.

GS-07 level:

1. Ability to prepare written and graphic presentations for other technical staff including technicians and other junior engineers.

2. Knowledge of relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards.

3. Ability to learn organizational concepts to meet operational needs.

4. Ability to learn new technology and identify changes and trends for presentation to other technical staff.

GS-09 level:

1. Knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, and practices of the biomedical engineering profession.

2. Knowledge of relevant codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards, and the ability to make recommendations to assure compliance with medical center programs.

3. Knowledge of organizational concepts and an understanding of the operational needs of other administrative hospital services.

4. Ability to prepare material on current technical topics and trends for presentation to other technical staff and mid-level hospital management, and the ability to keep abreast of changes in technology.

GS-11 level:

1. Knowledge of an equipment management program that meets current Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.

2. Ability to develop material for a continuing education program for clinical staff that addresses the principles and application of medical instrumentation used in the delivery of healthcare.

3. Ability to advise clinical and administrative staff on emerging medical engineering technology, while keeping abreast of changes in such technology, and utilizing the information to solve biomedical engineering problems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), Straight pulling (0.5 hours), Pushing (0.5 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Pushing (0.5 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (0.5 hours), Standing (0.5 hours), Crawling (0.5 hours), Kneeling (0.5 hours), Repeated bending (1 hours), Climbing, legs only (0.5 hours), Climbing, use of legs and arms, Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Specific visual requirement - Permit Corrective Lens, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Mental and Emotional Stability
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