Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: June 13, 2021
The Supervisory Biomedical Engineer reports to the Engineering
Service Line under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer.
The incumbent is responsible for the management and administration
of the Biomedical Section and all matters relating to medical
equipment including maintenance, performance, planning, and
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The Supervisory Biomedical Engineer manages the biomedical
engineering section in a tertiary care 1A healthcare facility with
medical, surgical, neurology, rehabilitative, psychiatric, spinal
cord injury, beds, and outpatient services and a $65 million
inventory of medical equipment and technology.
- Manages engineering program and supervision of a staff
biomedical engineer (BME) and 10 biomedical equipment support
specialists (BESS); develops performance standards and performance
evaluations; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancements,
and when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of
continuing training needs.
- Responsible for financial management of budget resources
allocated to support quality assurance and maintenance activities
necessary to assure the facility medical equipment inventory is
available for patient care activities; developing, implementing,
and monitoring a complex biomedical engineering program; managing,
coordinating, and supervising the Biomedical Section of Engineering
Service; providing recommendations to the Chief, Engineering
Service, concerning projected Biomedical Section resource
requirements of personnel, facilities, budget, training, equipment,
etc., utilizing knowledge of finances, section goals and service
and medical center objectives; managing the Biomedical Section
resources to provide cost effective and responsive services to the
medical center in the maintenance, repair, safety, etc., of
biomedical devices and systems; employing innovation and technical
expertise to develop techniques, protocols and policies, which are
often unprecedented, for insuring that biomedical equipment is
maintained and used properly and effectively.
- Continually monitors, evaluate and implements changes to the
biomedical program activities, insuring compliance with all VHA,
TJC, NFPA, OSHA, CAP GEMS, etc., policies and standards.
- Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation
incentive may be paid in accordance with federal regulations and in
consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified
candidate; determination upon selection and the selectee must sign
a service agreement.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
0858 Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineers
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be paid in accordance with
federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for
a highly qualified candidate; determination upon selection and the
selectee must sign a service agreement.
- 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: 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~ Certification as a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) and a
bachelor's degree not listed in above.
- Physical Requirements. Work demands of the position include
walking, bending, and climbing in order to inspect medical
equipment installations. These are occasional requirements to lift
instrumentation weighing between 20 and 40 pounds. Sixty percent of
the incumbent's work is performed in an office setting and forty
percent in construction areas, patient wards, and patient
diagnostic testing and treatment areas.
- English Language Proficiency. Biomedical engineers must be
proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter
2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
- Transcripts must be submitted with application - degree must be
reflected as conferred and/or coursework/grades reflected on
Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE). Certification means having
successfully passed a CCE written and oral examination administered
by the American College of Clinical Engineering. Individuals with
CCE certification demonstrate competency and professional
recognition, as measured by an examination designed by their peers.
Certification promotes healthcare delivery improvement through the
continuing assessment and recognition of the competency of
professionals. These professionals support and advance patient care
by applying engineering and management skills to healthcare
technology. If appointed with a CCE requirement, the employee must
maintain certification throughout employment. The American College
of Clinical Engineering determines acceptable educational
preparation and degree requirements for CCE eligibility.
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).
Experience: Completion of at least one year of experience
equivalent to the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at
Grade Determinations: GS-14
References: VA Handbook 5005/104, Part II Appendix G38, dated
March 25, 2019
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to
the experience above, the biomedical engineer (clinical) must
demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 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; Ability to develop local or VISN policies and/or draft
directives related to healthcare technology management; Skill in
balancing multiple responsibilities, setting priorities, delegating
tasks and projects, meeting multiple deadlines, analyzing
organizational problems, and developing and implementing effective
solutions; 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; 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
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14
Physical Requirements: Requires some heavy lifting and carrying
of 45 pounds and over; walking, standing, kneeling, repeated
bending, and some climbing. Also requires suitable near and far
vision, depth perception, and ability to distinguish colors.
Requires ability to hear (hearing aids permitted.)
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
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.
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