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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist

Company: US Department of Health And Human Services
Location: Whiteriver
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Duties SummaryThe Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist to be filled in the Facilities Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit, Whiteriver, Arizona. The Incumbent will provide clinical engineering services; promote safety/effective use of resources in the delivery of healthcare. The Incumbent be familiar of technology application; technical consultation along with patient care equipment. The Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Facilities Department Supervisor. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Provide technical guidance to entry-level equipment support specialists or administrative support specialists and assist the supervisor and/or other managers within the Facilities Program in identifying the incumbent's training needs and the training needs of others related to medical equipment management. Interprets, selects, adapts, and applies various guidelines, precedents, and engineering principals, which relate to electro medicalinstrumentation. Analyze, develop, design, modify,plan, install, evaluate, and correct system malfunctions on complex patient caresystems that have vitally interrelated, and sometimes dispersed subsystems. Management of available resources in the implementation of the Medical Equipment Management Program. Formulates methods and techniques to perform scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance to assure operational safety of patient related devices Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 Job family (Series) 1601 Equipment Facilities, And Services Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period ESEP appointees typically serve a two-year trial period U.S. Citizenship is required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes. Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. On-call hours or standby duty may be required. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit . You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you. Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process. Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation. Qualifications To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-09 Grade Level: Your resume must demonstrate at least (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Examples include: installing, maintaining, overhauling, repairing, and testing a variety of medical equipment used for patient diagnoses and treatment. this work requires a knowledge and application of mechanical, electrical, and electronic principles and circuitry, the ability to determine malfunctions, and the skill to repair and maintain a variety of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment. Equipment used at this level are more electronically sophisticated such a defibrillators and CAT scanners; OR Two full years of graduate education leading to a Master's degree or that is directly related to the work of the position such as engineering; OR Possess a combination of the specialized experience, the total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-09 grade level. (Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the GS-07 grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9.) GS-11 Grade Level: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Examples include: Repair, calibration and preventive maintenance of sophisticated medical and dental equipment; experience in selection, installation, modification, testing, and evaluation of medical and dental equipment; providing documentation, consultative and instruction services to medical and dental staff, and administrative personnel; experience with Healthcare Technology Management equipment statutory regulations, maintaining compliance and accreditation. OR Completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or (3) full years (54 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR Possess a combination of the specialized experience, the total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-11 grade level. (Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the GS-09 grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-11) Time In Grade Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). Education For positions requiring positive education requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Additional informationFederal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Recruitment and Relocation and/or Permanent Change of Station may be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one (1) year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement will result in repayment of the incentive. This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: . The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit: For IHS - For NHSC - For HRSA Nurse Corps - This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions. You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following. Administration and ManagementInterpersonal SkillsTechnical CompetenceTechnology Application You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration. The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance. CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a "well qualified" rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Workforce Restructuring Career Transition website at: . CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Veterans, i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled) - Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) - Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) - Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled - Click here to view vacancy questions: . All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 05/19/2021, to be considered. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Moderate Risk (MR) Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsResume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number. Required as applicable for the purposes of specific eligibility and appointment claim(s), and position requirements: Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian Preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian Preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: . When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference. Applicants Unable to Obtain a Completed BIA Form 4432We understand that some applicants with Indian Preference (IP) have been unable to obtain a signed BIA Form 4432 from their Tribes to demonstrate that they are enrolled Tribe members, since Tribal Government Offices have closed during this pandemic. Normally, applicants must provide this form at the time of application. However, the IHS will make an exception enabling applicants to provide the BIA Form 4432, Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or other Tribal enrollment documentation after they apply. This will allow IHS hiring officials to select and bring the applicant on board without delay. The IHS HR Office effecting the hire shall flag the hire as on requiring the applicant to submit the necessary Tribal enrollment documentation at a later date. Once the COVID-19 period officially ends and full operations have been restored, IHS will require applicants to obtain and submit the signed, official Tribal enrollment form within 60 days. If the new employee fails to obtain the signed enrollment form, IHS will terminate the employee. Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran's Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veterans Preference, submit a SF-15 Application ( ) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veteran's Preference visit: . Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: . Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF-50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50. Noncompetitive Eligibles: Submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy. Transcripts, Degrees, Licensure, Certifications: Copies of Transcripts (Official or Unofficial), Degrees, Licenses, and/or Certifications are not required at the time of application. Applicants must list their education history including the type of degree(s) and major of study, and completion or anticipated completion (month and year) on their resume. If a position requires a certain number of credit hours in specific course work for qualification purposes, applicants must submit a transcript (official/unofficial) or provide documentation/list the relevant courses on their resume. Applicants Unable to Obtain Transcripts: In addition, applicants may have difficulty obtaining their transcripts from their university or college when they try to apply for a position that requires them. As with Tribal enrollment documents, the IHS will make an exception enabling applicants to provide the transcripts after they apply. This will allow IHS hiring officials to select and bring the applicant on board without delay. The IHS HR Office effecting the hire shall flag the hire as on requiring the applicant to submit the necessary transcripts within 60 days after the COVID-19 period officially ends. If the new employee fails to obtain the transcripts, IHS will terminate the employee. You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 05/19/2021 If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Keywords: US Department of Health And Human Services, Mesa , Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Other , Whiteriver, Arizona

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