The Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS), GS-1601-12, is assigned to the Facilities Management Service at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), New Orleans, LA. The Incumbent serves as the Lead BESS in support of the Clinical Engineering Section by managing workload among assigned employees. Additionally, the BESS provides clinical support to staff, patients, and administrators for all matters relating to the lifecycle management of medical equipment.
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- Identifies, distributes and prioritizes workload among employees in accordance to established workflow and job specializations.
- Revises work schedules to meet changes in the workload.
- Assigns daily work to staff, establishing priorities based on workload and ensures that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.
- Reviews progress of work assignments, modifies as needed and checks completed work for accuracy.
- Leads the team in assessing its strengths and weaknesses and provides leadership to the team in exploring alternatives and determining what improvements can be made (e.g., in work methods, processes and procedures)
- Performs advanced testing and troubleshooting of medical devices and systems involving their interfaces and connections to information systems either directly or through the facility’s hardwired and wireless networks.
- Adheres to Medical Device Isolation Architecture (MDIA) Guidelines in both pre-procurement and during system implementation.
- Lifecycle management of any and all medical systems such as imaging, life support, dialysis, and monitoring to include physical and network support.
- Completes both routine and complex assignments involved in the installation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting, repair and calibration of these complex therapeutic, diagnostic and life support medical devices and systems.
- Coordinates and works effectively with other facility support departments including but not limited to Facilities Management Service (FMS), Office of Information Technology (OIT), Sterile Processing Service (SPS), and Environmental Management Service (EMS).
- Performs incoming inspections, regular and unscheduled maintenance, and planning for end of life replacement in conjunction with clinical services
- Implements the Biomedical Section training program, in-house cross training, and vendor training, to ensure that technicians are kept abreast of the changing technology.
- Maintains knowledge of safety codes and standards of regulatory bodies including but not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
Monday - Friday, 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM, additional hours as patient care needs dictate. Financial Disclosure Report:
Not required NOTE:
This position is a Bargaining Unit position.
Location/Region: New Orleans, LA