Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, Missouri
Internal Number: 719399800
The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (MST) in the Sterile Processing Service (SPS) works in support of the SPS management team, and is the first line supervisor for assigned staff. They distribute and prioritize workload among employees in accordance with established workflow and/or job specializations. The supervisor has the ability to oversee all aspects of the decontamination, preparation, sterilization, monitoring, and distribution of Reusable Medical Devices (RMD). 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. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in both spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph3j, VA Handbook 5005/83 Part II, Appendix G47. Basic 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. Grade Determinations: GS-08 Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) Experience: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-07. AND In addition to the experience above, you must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). If the experience is not detailed in your resume, then it is recommended to update your resume and/or include a separate document that speaks to the below list of KSAs. Ability to manage, interact and deal with individuals of varying backgrounds. Ability to direct staff and manage tasks to be completed. Ability to oversee and supervise all aspects of decontamination, preparation, sterilization, monitoring, and distribution of RME. 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. This GS-8 vacancy is above the full-performance level. 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). References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G47 Physical Requirements: The position requires long periods of standing, walking, bending and lifting. The employee usually stands and moves from one part of the department to another. There is a frequent requirement for lifting baskets of stainless steel instruments weighing in excess of 25 pounds from floor level to chest level. Dexterity and strength are required for lifting and positioning RME. The employee regularly pushes loaded carts weights several hundred pounds and loads them into elevators and through entryways. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations and be able to shift priorities based on needs. ["The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (MST) in the Sterile Processing Service (SPS) works in support of the SPS management team, and is the first line supervisor for assigned staff. They distribute and prioritize workload among employees in accordance with established workflow and/or job specializations. The Supervisory MST is responsible for all activities that occur in the department during their tour of duty and performed by their subordinates. The incumbent will serve as the subject matter expert and must have experience with highly complex processes to determine effectiveness of staff. Duties Include: Oversees and supervises all aspects of the decontamination, preparation, sterilization, monitoring, and distribution of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME). This includes receiving instruments and trays and processing through decontamination, assembly, sterilization and building case carts. Performs a full range of supervisor duties, including assigning, planning and evaluating work, recommending awards, identifying training needs, and resolving staff issues. Monitors the status of work being performed, and ensures all work adheres to established policies and procedures. Reviews work in progress and spot checks work not requiring review to ensure completed work meets the demands of the facility and quality standards. Assess the quality and quality of work by reviewing the cleaning, reprocessing, and distribution of RME processed. Initiates appropriate actions concerning employee injury, working conditions, safety, and replacement of equipment. Responsible for performance reviews, attendance approval, recognition, taking corrective action, and the hiring and termination of staff. Provides information to management officials concerning performance issues, assignment changes, and task completion. Incumbent alternates between contaminated and sterile environments throughout their tours, and must be the expert in determining the appropriate personal protective equipment that is necessary in all areas, Incumbent must ensure compliance of staff with those requirements. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or internal/external customers. Work Schedule: Full time rotating shift to include nights and weekends. [Schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the facility.] Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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