The Martinsburg VA Medical Center mission is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Located on 175 acres in West Virginia, the Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, ambulatory surgery, audiology and speech pathology, dental, nursing home, nutrition, podiatry, prosthetics, women's health, mental health and rehabilitation medicine. The medical center serves more than 119,000 Veterans across four state; West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Located in Martinsburg, WV, the medical center operates seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). All seven clinics are VA-staffed and are located in Cumberland, Hagerstown and Fort Detrick, Maryland, Petersburg and Franklin, West Virginia and Stephens City, Virginia and Harrisonburg, Virginia. The medical center also supports the Vet Center in Martinsburg and the Culpeper and Winchester Cemeteries in Virginia and the Veterans Hotline in Shepherdstown, WV. More information about our location can be found at the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County website: http://www.berkeleycounty.org.
The Martinsburg VAMC Supervisory Biomedical Engineer provides professional engineering and relevant information technology support to a complex, and technically sophisticated, healthcare system. This includes healthcare technology strategic planning, pre-purchase assessment, acquisition support, implementation coordination, equipment management, training, and ongoing technical support.
Key responsibilities include:
- Supervising activities of approximately 10 subordinates.
- Professionally consults and advises on healthcare technology matters to facility executive management, facility Program Officers, clinical service lines, and facility department directors.
- Consults with and provides guidance to technical staff in the Biomedical Engineering Program at the Medical Center.
- Works in conjunction with the facility leadership and the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 5 Chief Biomedical Engineer on matters pertaining to Biomedical Engineering technology management, program operations, patient safety, and effective delivery of services.
The Supervisory Biomedical Engineer requires a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, experience in this field, and a mastery of engineering skills. He/She must demonstrate knowledge of advanced concepts, principles and practices of Biomedical Engineering. The Supervisory Biomedical Engineer has extensive knowledge of complex healthcare technologies and the networking between medical device systems as well as with patient record systems. A high degree of technical and management judgment, initiative, originality, and resourcefulness is required to efficiently and effectively anticipate, identify, and solve technical and operational challenges in this dynamic healthcare environment.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
All new VA Supervisors will be placed on 1-year of Supervisory Probation.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to our Community Based Out-Patient Clinics to perform duties as assigned. Occasional travel to attend required training.
- 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.
- English Language Proficiency. Biomedical engineers must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: Professional Engineering Experience
(a) Professional knowledge of engineering is defined as the comprehensive, in depth, knowledge of mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences applicable to a specialty field of engineering that characterizes a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree, or the equivalent.
(b) Professional ability to apply engineering knowledge is defined as the ability to:
1. Apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception;
2. Adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and
3. Organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problems.
(a) Experience. Completion of at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the management of overall department resources, i.e., finances, space, equipment, supplies, and staffing at the local level.
Ability to draft and/or recommend local policies and/or directives related to healthcare technology management.
Ability to balance multiple responsibilities, set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions.
Ability to analyze 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 in leading and dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers, both within and outside the biomedical engineering program, to include conflict management, dispute resolution, mediation, or reasonable accommodations.
At this level, employees are supervisors and are at the facility level. The supervisory biomedical engineer (clinical) is responsible for the professional and administrative management of a facility biomedical engineering program. Such individuals have responsibility supervising technical staff, including lower level engineers, biomedical engineering technicians, and other staff. The range of supervisory responsibility includes development of performance standards and performance evaluations; recommendations for appointments, awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing training needs etc. The supervisory biomedical engineer (clinical) is responsible for financial management of budget resources allocated to support quality assurance and maintenance activities necessary to assure the facility’s medical equipment is available for patient care activities. The supervisory biomedical engineer (clinical) is responsible for compliance and reporting of medical device cyber security and isolation for facilities under their management oversight.
Physical Requirements Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the position. The basis on which agencies may establish specific medical standards or physical requirements is discussed in 5 CFR 339. A physical condition or impairment may be disqualifying for employment only if there is a direct relationship between the condition and the nature of the duties of the specific position being filled. The physical requirements for the position are: Incumbents in this position may be subject to placement in the asbestos medical surveillance program. The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas.