Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) - RME Coordinator

Department Of Veterans Affairs Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

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The primary purpose of the Medical Supply Technician

  • RME Coordinator is to assist with the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the RME Program by interpreting and applying sterile processing and infection prevention regulations and policies. Responsible for providing guidance, direction, technical and general resources to employees and is responsible for the RME management oversight and coordination of the activities of the RME program.

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The RME Coordinator provides oversight in the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance and evaluation of critical and semi-critical medical devices within the RME Program.

  • Reviews the acquisition of new equipment and advises using services of anticipated delivery dates.

  • Controls the release of any new equipment until verification of all SOPs have been developed and communicated to staff. This includes coordination across services and/or disciplines which can influence the organizational mission, vision, values and strategic priorities for RME.

  • Monitors, analyzes and provides consultation on infection control issues regarding RME.

  • Participates in clinical rounds to assist in the verification of each service's SOPs for RME.

  • Investigates the need for any manufacturer and model-specific SOP required for new RME at the time of the acquisition request.

  • When new SOPs are required, obtains the necessary information from the manufacturer or vendor.

  • Develops SOPs to standardize equipment used in the medical center.

  • Educates hospital staff, including the executive level, on all new equipment to ensure compliance is met as it relates to RME.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am

  • 4:30 pm

Financial Discloser Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0622 Medical Supply Aide And Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

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

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

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

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified

  • English Language Proficiency. MSTs must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Grade Determinations. The following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

GS-07 Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing)

  • RME Coordinator
  • Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Education cannot be used as an alternative for experience.

  • Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

    1. Ability to interact with individuals of varying backgrounds in order to assess the needs of the department.

    1. Ability to coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion.

    1. Ability to interpret and apply sterile processing/infection prevention regulations and policies.

    1. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment.

    1. Ability to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups in carrying out sterile processing functions.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G47, paragraph 2.


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: 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:

Foreign Education. To be creditable, education completed outside the U.S. must have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U. S. programs

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Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) - RME Coordinator

Department Of Veterans Affairs