Supervisory Medical Supply Technician - Sterile Processing
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple, Texas
Internal Number: 689764900
The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Sterile Processing Service, is located at Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Temple, Texas. This is an advanced level position in Sterile Processing Service as a Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing). Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Experience. Six months of experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work or provides an understanding of the work; or Education. One year above high school that included at least 6 semester hours in health care related courses such as sterile processing, nursing assistant, hospital corpsman, and operating room and surgical technician courses or other courses related to the position; or Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. English Language Proficiency. MSTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations - GS-08: Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07). Examples of specialized experience may include, but not limited to: Distributes and prioritizes workload among employees in accordance with established workflow and/or job specializations. Assures an even workflow and distribution of the workload. Revises work schedules to meet anticipated and unanticipated changes in the workload. Assigns work to staff based on experience and training needs. Monitors and reports on the status of work. Ensures SOPs and SPS mandates are followed during the performance of workflow. Reviews work in progress or spot checks work not requiring review to ensure completed work meets supervisors' instructions on such things as work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines. Assesses the quality and quantity of work by reviewing the cleaning, reprocessing, and distribution of technical medical equipment, material and instrumentation. Provides information to management officials concerning performance issues, assignment changes and task completion. Instructs employees on work-related activities, policies, procedures and goals. In addition to the requirements listed above, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): 1. Ability to manage, interact and deal with individuals of varying backgrounds. 2. Ability to direct staff and manage tasks to be completed. 3. Ability to oversee and supervise all aspects of decontamination, preparation, sterilization, monitoring, and distribution of RME. 4. Ability to perform a full range of supervisory duties, including assigning, planning and evaluating work, recommending awards, approving leave, identifying training needs, and resolving staff issues. Preferred Experience: Minimum two years Sterile Processing experience. Minimum of one-year Sterile Processing supervisory experience. Lead Medical Supply Technician experience. Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word). Working Knowledge of Censitrac software. References: VA Handbook 5005/83, Part II, Appendix G47 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Pushing (1 hours), Walking (4-6 hours), Standing (4-6 hours), Repeated bending (.5 hours), Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors. ["Major duties include, but are not limited to: Distributing and balancing workload among employees in accordance with established work flow or job specialization, assure timely accomplishment of the assigned workload, and assure that each employee is assigned a fair amount of work. Reviewing status and work progress and make adjustment to assignments as needed to accomplish work demand. Instructing employees in specific tasks and job techniques and provides written instruction and references to staff as needed. Providing on the job training to new employees in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures and manufacturer instruction for use. Monitoring working conditions such as temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation, safety, etc. Resolving complaints from employees, approves leave, and monitors performance, progress and training needs of employees, for establishing, monitoring, and communicating Performance Appraisals. Directing movement of RME received in SPS and ensures items are processed without delays. Resolving consumer and subordinate needs. Directing assembly of trays and sets by ensuring appropriate arrangement of instruments are in proper position, proper trays are used, all indicators are in the trays, and proper sterilization cycle is used. Directing operation of all monitoring of the sterilization process, to include the biological indicator results and documentation. Directing operation for receiving, disassembling and inspecting for damage of RME. Determining and directing staff in correct method for decontamination. Directing loading and operation of equipment for decontamination processes. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 11:00am - 7:30pm; alternate 1:00pm - 9:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 0000/Supervisory Medical Supply Technician - Sterile Processing Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.