Performs as the Supervisory Biomedical Engineer in full charge of the Biomedical Engineer in full charge of the biomedical Engineering program within Facilities Management Service at the VAMC.
Provides professional engineering and relevant information technology support to a complex, technically sophisticated, and multi-site healthcare delivery system.
Responsibilities will include healthcare technology strategic planning, pre-purchase assessment, acquisition support, implementation coordination, equipment management, training, and ongoing technical support.
Will supervise activities of the Biomedical Engineering Section of Facilities Management Service consisting of approximately 7 full time employees
Responsible for providing assistance to the clinical staff in selection, deployment and utilization of medical equipment
Performs site visits and participates in administrative rounds throughout the VAMC as necessary to ensure quality control.
The Biomedical Engineer facilitates service support of medical equipment, while identifying opportunities and recommending actions to improve service delivery and cost containment.
Prepares and presents reports regarding equipment, cost saving initiates, staffing needs, and device trends and failures related to medical equipment management.
Serves as the institutional expert who directly oversees and supports the most complex and specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and quality assurance at each site of the VAMC. These include a wide range of imaging modalities and networked medical systems such as Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Clinical Information Systems (CIS), and Anesthesiology Record Keeping (ARK) system.
The Supervisory Biomedical Engineer consults on Medical Center construction projects, space function changes, and associated planning with respect to medical technologies and medical-related technologies. This includes site preparation for medical equipment, station level projects, non-recurring maintenance projects, and minor construction project designs.