This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2021 or until all positions are filled. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be July 26, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates of every Monday until all positions are filled. If you are not a current, permanent VA employee, you should apply CBST-11175386-21-HYC. The duties of the Medical Supply Technician include but are not limited to: Applies the processes for Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) as required by this position; Maintains current knowledge of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which documents the processes and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and preparation of RME appropriate to this position; Provides sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center; Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to, ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents as determined by manufactures instructions; Inspects, prepares, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization to include, but not limited to, steam, Sterrad, Steris, EtO and high-level disinfecting reprocessor; Prepares operating room case carts daily utilizing surgery schedule; Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing; Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room; Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of reusable medical equipment (RME); Completes segments of work pertaining to the assembly of basic sets and trays for use in the medical center; Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes. May be required to prepare operating room case carts; Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. Work Schedule: 3:30pm to 12:00 am (midnight) and available to cover weekends and holidays as required. Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No Permanent Change of Station (PCS): No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.