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Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Augusta , GA 30903

Posted 2 months ago

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Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Various Tours; On-call weekends

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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Responsibilities

  • Prepare instrument sets and peel packages using the correct wrap/pan, peel pouch, tape and chemical indicator and correct count sheet.

  • Thorough and accurate sterilization record's documentation.

  • Process/reprocess semi-critical/critical RME according to manufacturer's guidelines, policy and protocol.

  • Complete case carts for the operating room according to specified pull/preference sheets.

  • Adhere to work attire, infection control and traffic flow requirements, to prevent cross contamination within and externally, for self, visitors and co-workers.

  • Collect and/or deliver instrumentation to end-users, in both uptown and downtown facilities.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
6

  • Job family (Series)
    0622 Medical Supply Aide And Technician

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

  • May be subject to pre-employment physical

Qualifications

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.

Preferred Experience: None

Grade Determinations:

GS-03 (Entry Level)

Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements.

Assignment: This is an entry level MST position. MSTs receive guidance from more experienced staff members and require frequent and direct supervision.

GS-04 (Developmental Level)

Experience. Six months experience as a MST, operating room or surgical technician or other position that demonstrated knowledge of sterile processing in a clinical setting;

or

Education. Two years of education above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in courses related to the occupation.

NOTE: Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or nursing assistants obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces, the U.S. Maritime Service, or hospitals under close medical and professional supervision, may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to 6 months of experience.

AND

In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs below (and KSAs must be demonstrated in resume):
1.Knowledge of universal precautions for safety and prevention of cross contamination.
2.Basic knowledge of medical terminology in order to assemble specialty operating room/clinic instrument sets.
3.Basic knowledge of sterilization and cleaning equipment.
4.Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

Assignment: This is a developmental level MST position.

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. Prepares operating room case carts. MSTs receive guidance from more experienced staff members and require frequent and direct supervision.

GS-05 (Developmental Level)

Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level;

or

Education. Four academic years above high school leading to a Bachelor's degree with at least 12 semester hours in courses related to the occupation or a Bachelor's degree.

AND

In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs below (and KSAs must be demonstrated in resume):
1.Basic knowledge of surgical instruments used in operating rooms and clinic settings.
2.Basic knowledge of event-related packaging in regards to sterility.
3.Knowledge of sterilization and cleaning equipment.

Assignment: This is a developmental level MST position.

Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids, and other containments 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. Prepares, loads, and operates sterilizers such as steam, Sterrad, Steris, ETO, and a high level disinfecting scope reprocessor; prepares operating room case carts daily using surgery schedule. MSTs receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex tasks and require direct supervision on new assignments.

GS-06 (Full Performance Level)

Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. (there is no education substitution at the GS-6 level)

In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs below (and KSAs must be demonstrated in resume):
1.Knowledge of surgical instruments used in operating rooms and clinic settings.
2.Knowledge of universal precautions for safety and prevention of cross contamination.
3.Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, medical conditions and procedures.
4.Knowledge of sterility principles in regards to instrumentation.
5.Ability to read and interpret written instructions and procedures.

Assignment: This is the full performance level for the occupation.

Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in the decontamination area and may receive noncritical equipment in the decontamination area as well. 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 manufacturer instructions. Inspects, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, Sterrad, Steris, ETO, and high level disinfecting scope reprocessors. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment.

References: VA Handbook 5005/83, Part II, Appendix G47, Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) Qualification Standard http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6.

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a health care setting, with exposure to: inside and outside work, excessive noise, intermittent and constant, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working with hands in water, working closely with others, working alone, and working protracted or irregular hours. Routinely requires moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.), straight pulling and pushing (up to 8 hrs.), walking (8 hrs.), standing (8 hrs.), kneeling (8 hrs.), repeated bending (8 hrs.), both legs required, both eyes required, ability to distinguish colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing aid permitted, and mental and emotional stability.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.



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Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing)

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs