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Biomedical Engineer Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Biomedical Engineer Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $32,995.00 to $78,630.00 Grade 05 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/9/2017 Close Date 11/30/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    11/09/2017 to 11/30/2017

  • Salary

    $32,995 to $78,630 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 05 - 11

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.  Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you. 

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis.  Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure.  Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you. With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement.  In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. 

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    This is an external announcement.  Internal candidates must apply under the announcement CD-18-JLT-2012704-BU. Applicants applying to this announcement are reminded that Veterans' Preference does apply.   

    NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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    The incumbent performs as a Staff Biomedical Engineer for the Biomedical Engineering program at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, a large, 1b complexity medical center.  The Kansas City VA Medical Center has 157 beds and serves more than 36,000 veterans.  The Health Care System is supported by $47 million inventory of medical equipment.  The Biomedical Engineering Section of Facilities Service oversees all medical equipment systems. 

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Employee supports and advances patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to healthcare technology as demonstrated by the following major responsibilities are listed below but not limited to the following:  

    ·         Coordinates an equipment management program that meets current Joint Commission, FDA, CAP, CARF, NFPA, and VA requirements.

    ·         Conducts data analysis on medical equipment utilization, repairs and errors to support the Medical Equipment Management Plan.·         Develops and maintains a curriculum for a continuing education program that addresses the safe and effective use of medical equipment and/or technology used in the delivery of healthcare.  This requires skill to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals, including technical and professional clinical staff, to communicate technical information.·         Manages a recall and safety alert program for medical devices, including medical device incident investigations to assure compliance with patient safety goals, SMDA, and Joint Commission requirements.·         Advises clinical and administrative staff on medical engineering technology including existing and emerging technology addressing viability, long-term suitability, compatibility, and/or safety while keeping abreast of changes in technology and utilizing information gained in the solution of biomedical engineering problems.·         Assists with capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment.·         Functions as the subject matter expert in the field of biomedical engineering who directly supports specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and quality assurance at a medical center.·         Provides support to VISN and National Initiatives  

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Functional Statement Title/#: Biomedical Engineer, GS-858-05/7/9/11

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483719300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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