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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $60,210.00 to $78,270.00 Grade 9 to 9
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/27/2017 Close Date 12/11/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/27/2017 to 12/11/2017

  • Salary

    $60,210 to $78,270 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    About the Memphis VA Medical Center: The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a fifty-three county tristate area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

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    The Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, will be assigned to Engineering Service.
    · Provides operational support of complex digital medical equipment through installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and problem resolution activities with clinical users, manufacturers, and OIT staff.
    · Serves as technical consultant and advisor to clinical staff in matters concerning instrumentation used in the care and treatment of patients.
    · Identifies equipment failures/problems that are a result of operator error rather than equipment malfunction; provides instruction to equipment operators on the proper use of equipment to avoid recurrences; safeguards personally identifiable information (PII) for medical devices he/she is responsible for, which could be physical and/or electronic methods.
    · Works closely with professional, engineering and medical personnel; communicates orally and in writing and must exercise tact and diplomacy with all medical, as well as with administrative and engineering, professionals to determine overall objectives desired, while visualizing, suggesting and working out solutions to problems involving special care patients; utilizes judgment, with the assistance of supervisor as needed, to determine the best method of repair and researches the most efficient and cost effective vendor if it is determined that vendor service is either cost or time-efficient; schedules, monitors, and reviews outside vendor services to ensure appropriate quality workmanship in a timely fashion.
    · Distinguishes between appropriate and inappropriate techniques and methods employed by Field Service engineers/ technicians; notifies supervisor for assistance with conflicts that may arise; responsible for the installation, calibration and performance of entire medical systems, consisting of several subsystems, the failure of which would directly cause failure of the medical mission; recognizes hazardous conditions and procedures in the Medical Center and reports these problems to the Chief Biomedical Engineer.
    · Assists with technology assessments to determine if design, applicability, function, efficacy, and cost effectiveness is appropriate for the Medical Center for various medical devices.
    · Maintains a competence level in the state of the art technology through contacts with factory, private, and in-house training, currents texts, electronic and medical publications, seminars etc.; performs other related duties as assigned that may normally be assigned to other units or sections within engineering service.

    Work Schedule: 8 :00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist/ 926A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485216100. 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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