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Last updated:   15 November 2017



Posted:  15 November 2017

Open & closing dates:    11/15/2017 to 11/29/2017

Salary:   $65,014 to $84,514 per year

Pay scale & grade:  GS 11

Location:  Seattle, WA

Relocation expenses reimbursed:   No

This job is open to Federal employees, non Federal employees, and veterans

Announcement number:   CBBY-10052650-18-EME

Control number:   484480000

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.


The incumbent is assigned as a Biomedical Equipment Specialist in the Biomedical Engineering Section (BES) of Facilities Management Service (FMS) Line at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The incumbent serves as a technical resource to less senior BESS staff as well as to other professional staff on matters of medical equipment maintenance, planning, and implementation. The incumbent is responsible for the comprehensive technical support of biomedical equipment (BE), highly sophisticated biomedical equipment systems (HSBES), and Medical Imaging Systems (MIS) within the VAPSHCS. These systems are identifiable by their complex nature, usually computerized electronics; by their need for technical support that extends well beyond maintenance and repair; and by observation that in most university affiliated medical centers, such systems are often supported strictly via contractual services. Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance, problem analysis, problem correction, calibration/quality assurance, preventive maintenance, installation, integration, modification, design, inspection, evaluation, and staff instruction.
  • Sustainment of Radiology equipment, including digital x-ray, C-arms, portable digital x- ray units, CT suites, MRI suites, SPECT-CT systems, Angiography suites, PET-CT suites, etc.
  • Performs duties of broad scope and complexity to analyze, develop, plan, certify and correct system malfunctions on complex microprocessor based systems that have vitally interrelated and sometimes-dispersed subsystems.
  • Will be a technical resource to less senior staff.
  • Will support the staff in the Biomedical Engineering Section's (BES) with their involvement with all HSBES, MIS, and BE, even when responsibility for such systems is actually assigned to another BES staff member.
  • Responsible for planning for systems installation; initiating system upgrades, interfacing and integrating systems, and modifying systems to meet clinical needs when required.
  • Assists users in the applications aspects of the systems and in evaluating the performance of systems under consideration for purchase.
  • Assumes responsibility for all aspects of the Biomedical Engineering program in an assigned area.
  • Managing the scheduling of maintenance; investigating equipment related patient maintenance protocols developed by less senior staff; coordinating the maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of other technicians on less complex systems and BE and routine work; writing specifications for vendor work in assigned area and overseeing all vendor work.
  • Seek ways to reduce systems downtime, eliminate safety hazards or enhance accuracy and reliability of health care technology.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment with medical image quality standards and radiation safety guidelines.
  • Recommend whether equipment is to be removed from service, allowed to remain in service, or restored to service.
  • Use conventional Standard Test Equipment (STE), and High Level Test Equipment (HLTE), to accomplish his/her assignments.
  • Required to draw upon his/her resourcefulness, or exercise some versatility in situation, which may require unconventional applications of STE or HLTE and techniques without explicit instructions.
  • May participate in developing detailed plans and specifications for the acquisition of new equipment.
  • Participate in the installation of HSBES and MIS and their integration into new and existing medical equipment and/or clinical information systems such as Vista Imaging.
  • Participate in design and development of projects for medical technology of moderate difficulty.
  • Will document all incoming inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs, and evaluations of equipment in the computerized maintenance system to enable patterns to be seen for any device and to perform quality assurance studies.

Work schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Occasional travel - Travel between and reporting to all Seattle Campus, American Lake Campus, Magnolia Campus as well as to outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics required.

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Supervisory Biomedical Engineer

Posted:   15 November 2017


Open & closing dates:  11/15/2017 to 11/29/2017


Salary:  $92,663 to $120,461 per year

Pay scale & grade:  GS 13


Location:  Seattle, WA


This job is open to Federal employees, Non Federal employees, and Veterans


Announcement number:  CBBY-10064438-18-EME


Control number:  484477000


VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.



The Chief Biomedical Engineer has complete program management and supervision of the Biomedical Engineering and Electronics Section within the Facilities Management Service Line at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) which is a two division (Seattle and Tacoma) tertiary care facility affiliated with the University of Washington. Biomedical Engineering is comprised of 1 staff Biomedical Engineer, 1 Program Support Assistant, 1 Supervisory Biomedical Engineering Support Specialist, 17 Biomedical Engineering Support Specialist, and 3 Electronics Technicians. VAPSHCS provides veterans the service and technology for a variety of inpatient and outpatient care including critical care, spinal cord injury, Bone Marrow Transplant, Open Heart Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Poly Trauma Clinic, Blind Rehabilitation, Nuclear Medicine, and other general and specialty care services. Responsibilities for support of this Biomedical Engineering Section and Electronics include developing and managing technology maintenance budgets, staff, activities, human resource issues, policies procedures, and resources at both divisions. The Chief Biomedical Engineer also has overall program responsibilities for the development of the Medical Equipment Management Program and compliance for various standards and their related activities. As the Chief Biomedical Engineer, is also responsible for providing technical guidance in technology purchase plans including providing guidance on corresponding future infrastructure and project plans. The Chief Biomedical Engineer has the ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, upper management, VISN level staff, and VACO staff.

As the Biomedical Engineering Chief for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, the incumbent provides professional management to a complex, technically sophisticated, and service oriented biomedical engineering program, which includes healthcare technology strategic planning, implementation coordination, equipment management, training, and ongoing maintenance support across the facility.

He/She is the Point of Contact (POC) for biomedical engineering matters to facility executive management, clinical service lines, and facility department directors. In addition, the incumbent will be called upon to provide support and guidance to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) biomedical engineering program in related matters. The incumbent serves as a POC on all biomedical technologies that extend across the medical facility and also supports VISN programs, such as the VISN 20 Real Time Locator System (RTLS) Program. The incumbent supports the Network biomedical engineering mission and program goals while operating in accordance with VA Medical Center (VAMC) policies, VISN policies, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and VA policies and regulations, and standards of professional service.

The Biomedical Engineering Chief reports directly to the Chief of the Facilities Management Service. He/She receives administrative direction with assignments in terms of broadly defined missions and functions. He/She oversees the planning, direction, and timely execution of the biomedical engineering projects in the facility with guidance from the facility executive leadership and the VISN as appropriate. He/she conducts capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and effective implementation of complex medical equipment. He/She assists in the planning, design, and implementation of programs, projects, studies, and other work to support the Facility. Successful execution of these responsibilities has major impact upon the outcome of patient care delivery.

The incumbent provides VAPSHCS with professional biomedical engineering support. Biomedical Engineering work required, in addition to knowledge and skill in engineering disciplines, includes a background in physiology and anatomy, as well as a practical ability in specialized subject matter areas, such as computer applications, electronics, or mathematics. The workload creates a diversity of mental demands on the incumbent, as well as knowledge in multiple scientific disciplines, including electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering. His/Her assignments will be of a special nature with short deadline dates on occasion, necessitating expedient service and unusual tact and diplomacy.

Occasional travel - Travel between and reporting to all Seattle campus, American Lake campus, Magnolia Campus as well as to outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics required.


Supervisory status:  Yes


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Sterilizer Repair Technician - Clinical Engineering

Date Posted:    24 October 2017

Location:          Seattle


Swedish Shared Services is looking for a Sterilizer Repair Technician (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Clinical Engineering Department at Swedish First Hill in Seattle.

In this position you will:

Perform highly skilled work in the repair, preventative maintenance, and safety testing of sterilization equipment, surgical tables, surgical lights, and blanket warmers.

Coach and help develop less experienced staff in the repair and maintenance of assigned equipment.

Work with the Sterile Processing and Surgery departments on budgeting for new equipment.

You will be considered an expert in the disassembly and re-assembly of complex electronic and electromechanical devices.

Must be skilled in the operation of specialized test equipment, schematic reading, and technical manuals.Have the ability to choose the most cost effective equipment repair method, either component or circuit board, or mechanical assembly.

Work independently and requires minimal direct supervision.

Accept other work as assigned by department manager.

Document all work in accordance with departmental and organization policies.

Will be working in a variety of clinical environments often with frequent interruptions.


Required qualifications for this position include:

Minimum, combined total 10 years education and experience repairing and servicing sterilizers, surgery lights and tables.

AAS degree in electronics from an accredited program. Military training and factory training may be considered as an alternative

Preferred qualifications:

AAMI/BMET certification preferred.

About the First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details:

Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time,  Days

Job Category: Diagnostic Imaging

Req ID: 162112

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Date Posted:                 24 October 2017

Original Date Posted:   31 August 2017

Location:                         Seattle

Requisition # 148373

Salary:  $5,060 $7,238 / Month 

UWMC CLINICAL ENGINEERING has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, exempt Biomedical Electronics Technician 2. The individual in this role will perform journey-level biomedical electronics work troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, constructing and testing analog and/or digital electronic equipment or apparatus used in the patient care, life support, and clinical laboratory areas of a health care facility. Work from schematic diagrams, blueprints, service documentation, federal, state and local electrical and fire safety codes, and from verbal instructions.

Job Duties & Performance Standards:
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
Responds promptly to customer needs and manages difficult or emotional customer situations
Meets productivity standards, (123hrs/mo of documented mission focused time)
Prioritizes and plans work activities
Competent in required job skills and knowledge
Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills
Uses available resources effectively
Works actively to resolve conflicts and develop alternative solutions
Able to adjust work habits to fit environmental or workload changes
Keeps others adequately informed
Follows good safety practices.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job-Specific Requirements:
The successful candidate will be required to perform standby duty and may be required to work a shift that includes one weekend day per week once they are oriented to the hospital operations.
Regulatory Requirements:

• Associate's degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology (AS) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school and two years related experience in a hospital setting.
Language Skills:
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Other Skills:

• Basic computer knowledge.
• Basic medical terminology.
• Underlying principles of physics, chemistry, hydraulics, light, and sound.
• A strong grasp of electronics, microprocessors, mechanical and electromechanical methods.
• Knowledge of clinical applications of common medical equipment.
• Able to identify and understand the basic operating principles of standard analog and digital electronic circuits and electromechanical components.
• Able to read electrical and electronic circuit diagrams.
• Able to identify components both schematically and physically to the generic type and family.
• Able to successfully identify and order proper replacement components from OEM or third party.
• Demonstrates ability to accurately acquire basic competency on new technologies or makes of equipment through self-study of manufacturer’s documentation, on the job training, and other sources.
• Routinely exercises logical, progressive trouble shooting techniques at both the systems and component levels.

• Reads, understands and interprets the logical flow of service documentation including schematics, parts lists, servicing procedures and specifications.

• Has working technical and clinical knowledge of equipment in the departments that they have primary responsibility for.
• Has general technical and clinical knowledge of equipment that they have backup responsibilities for. 
Requirements:     Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician – AAMI

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist

Date posted:    Sept 21, 2017

Location:          Seattle, WA

This position is located in the Biomedical Section of the Facilities Management Service in VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, responsible for the maintenance, support, administration, and management of both non-critical and critical medical equipment and as required, at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOCs).

The work involves medical equipment planning, installation and acceptance; preventive and corrective maintenance; safety assessments; hazard investigations on equipment deficiencies and problems; determinations of life expectancy and replacement dates, and pre-purchasing planning of Biomedical (or medical) Equipment (BE), and some support of Highly Sophisticated Biomedical Equipment Systems (HSBES).

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Biomed / IT Professional

Posted:  Aug 26 2017

Location:  Kirkland, WA


I am in need of a hybrid Biomed/IT professional fluent in patient monitoring systems with a focus on Philips patient monitoring systems. General Biomedical device experience is required as well as a working knowledge of network topology and terminology. This person will be managing device integration projects and cybersecurity risk assessments on networked medical devices.


Associates Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar.

Great computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Windows TCP/IP and Active Directory.

Experience in patient care areas and working knowledge of most patient care equipment modalities.

Some project implementation experience would be helpful.


Kevin Lynskey – District Manager, Pacific – Renovo Solutions:


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