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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (Biomedical Information Systems)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lexington, KY
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 05/30/2020
Expire Date: 07/22/2020
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Computers, Software, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (Biomedical Information Systems)
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. Transcripts must be submitted with application - degree must be reflected as conferred and/or coursework/grades reflected on transcripts. 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. English Language Proficiency: Candidates will not be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C.chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. See Chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part Education/Experience: Associate's degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology or Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related technical field such as Electronic Technology or Information Technology AND two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer, or Information Technology Specialist OR,
a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related field such as Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) or
Information Technology. OR,
Completed a military training program in biomedical equipment AND two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist
or Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer or Information Technology Specialist. 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: GS-12 of medical devices involving their interfaces and connections to information systems either directly or through the hospitals hardwired and wireless networks.(c) Knowledge of codes and standards relevant to safe Preferred Experience: CompTIA Network+/Security+ certification CISCO CCNA/CCNP certification Grade Determinations:
Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (Biomedical Information Systems), GS-12
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, which equips the candidate with the following:
(a) Knowledge of a wide range of sciences including, but not limited to, electronics (analog and digital), computer science/networking, mechanical engineering design, pneumatics, hydraulics, chemistry, physiology, medical terminology, anatomy, optics, and biology to perform duties of a broad scope and nature on complex and sophisticated patient-related medical systems and sub-systems.
(b) Ability to perform advanced testing and troubleshooting of medical devices involving their interfaces and connections to information systems either directly or through the hospitals hardwired and wireless networks.
(c) Knowledge of codes and standards relevant to safe operation of medical instrumentation such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Joint Commission (TJC), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
(d) Skill in the use of all types of test and calibration equipment such as digital multi-meters, electrical safety analyzers, defibrillator analyzers, patient simulators, digital oscilloscopes, pulse generators, and Local Area Network (LAN) analyzers in performing troubleshooting/repair and preventive maintenance activities.
(e) Ability to configure and maintain medical servers and desktop computers.
(f) Knowledge of contracting regulations, requirements, and specific contract specifications including performance-based contracts.
AND
Candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
(a) Current knowledge of computer virus protection software, available software patches and upgrades, and information security tools.
(b) Expert knowledge of electronics, computer and networking theory with experience maintaining, interfacing and troubleshooting networked medical equipment to include VLAN configuration, IP addressing, sub-netting, and network security.
(c) Ability to utilize and maintain computer and server based medical equipment, medical record databases, and proprietary and generic software, Experience with TCP/IP, HL7, networking, network security, and DICOM standards.
(d) Ability to interpret, identify, and apply network engineering principles and practices where there often times is no previous example to follow, or precedence.
(e) Skill to distinguish networking problems from non-networking problems and discuss various options with IT networking and operations staff members. References: VA Handbook 5005/95 Part II Appendix G49 BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others.
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