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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist Job in Des Moines, Iowa – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist – Des Moines, Iowa
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 562077 Start date: 01/11/2022 End date: 02/03/2022

Summary of Qualifications
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. Experience and Education: Associate’s degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology, or Biomedical Engineering Technology or a related technical field such as Electronics 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 Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or a related field such as Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) or Information Technology. OR Completion of a military biomedical equipment training program and two years of experience as a biomedical equipment support specialist or biomedical equipment technician, field service engineer, medical equipment repairer, or technology specialist. information. May qualify based on grandfather coverage as outlined in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Rating determination:
GS-5 experience or education (entry level): None beyond basic requirements. GS-7 Experience (Development Level 1): At least one year of experience equivalent to GS-5 level Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA): In addition to the above experience, the candidate must demonstrate all KSA following items. Ability to read, interpret and apply a wide variety of technical data such as schematics, wiring diagrams, tables, mathematical expressions and formulas. Ability to learn equipment maintenance, operating procedures and repair procedures from training and course materials. Fundamental knowledge of electronics to include analog, digital and microprocessor theory, pneumatics, hydraulics, optics, electromechanics, physics, basic networks and chemistry. Knowledge of the use of standard level test equipment including but not limited to multimeters, electrical safety analyzers, patient simulator, storage oscilloscopes, pressure gauges, tachometers, etc Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, medical equipment and technology. Knowledge of basic networks, computer hardware/server/software and information technology and computer virus protection software, available software patches and upgrades, and information security tools (ie. i.e. Microsoft Office, Windows operating systems, McAfee, etc.). GS-9 Experience (Development Level 2): ​​At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA): In addition to the above experience, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs. Knowledge of electronics and electricity including analog and intermediate digital electronics to test, calibrate, maintain and repair biomedical equipment and moderately complex biomedical instrumentation systems. Competence in the configuration and use of standard and advanced level test equipment to perform accurate and detailed analysis of equipment operating and design characteristics and to initiate repairs, reconfiguration or redesign of medical systems moderately complex. Competence in the application of theory, concepts, techniques, design features, operation and function to aid and support installation, operation, testing, maintenance, repair, design and modification a full range of medical equipment connected to networks or other operating systems. Ability to evaluate manufacturers’ practical and technical information, contract specifications, manuals and historical data in order to perform the analyzes necessary to make effective recommendations regarding the operation, maintenance and repair of medical equipment. Ability to perform tests and troubleshoot medical devices involving their interfaces and connections to other medical devices, clinical systems, or information systems, either directly or through hospital wired and wireless networks. Ability to use application software and hardware as it relates to the operation and diagnosis of medical equipment. Knowledge of computer equipment with a wide variety of software to enter and retrieve data as required, and to prepare a variety of specific work documents and forms such as spreadsheet, database, word processor and other similar products . GS-11 Experience (Full Performance Level): At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Certification as a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES), Net+ and A+ are highly desirable at this level but not required. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA): In addition to the above experience, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs. 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 tasks of broad scope and nature on complex and sophisticated patient-related medical systems and subsystems. Ability to perform advanced testing and troubleshooting of medical devices involving their interfaces and connections to information systems, either directly or through hospital wired and wireless networks. Knowledge of codes and standards pertaining to the safe operation of medical devices such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Joint Commission (TJC), and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Competence in the use of all types of test and calibration equipment such as digital multimeters, electrical safety analyzers, defibrillator analyzers, patient simulators, digital oscilloscopes, pulse generators and local area network (LAN) analyzers to perform troubleshooting/repair and preventive maintenance activities. Ability to configure and maintain medical servers and desktop computers. Knowledge of contract regulations, specific contract requirements and specifications, including performance-based contracts. Preferred Experience: Troubleshooting and repair experience with a wide range of medical equipment. References: VA Handbook 5005, appendix G49. The full performance level for this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which a candidate can be selected for this vacancy is between GS-05 and GS-11. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 lbs), carry over the shoulder, use of fingers, both hands, vision, hearing, and emotional stability corrected.

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