Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) Transporter
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, Maryland
Internal Number: 747786000
This is a developmental position, Sterile Processing Service Medical Supply Tech Transporter. This GS-5 grade level Medical Supply Tech (Sterile Processing) Transporter is a member of the nursing care team and assists Sterile Processing Service in the provision of Non-Critical reusable medical equipment reprocessing, receiving, distribution and maintenance of Non-Critical RME while maintaining aseptic technique and Infection Control Guidelines as determined by VAMHCS policy and VHA directive. 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. MSTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. Experience and/or Education (1) Experience. Six months of experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work or provides an understanding of the work; or (2) 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 (3) Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. 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-05 (Developmental Level) (a) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level; or (b) 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. (c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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. Preferred Experience: Knowledge of Reusable Medical Devices (RMD) used in clinic setting and nursing wards. Knowledge of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization methods Knowledge of Universal Precautions and infection control principles Understanding of medical terminology. Knowledge of surgical instruments Knowledge of Reusable Medical Devices (RMD) used in clinic setting and nursing wards. References: VA Handbook 5005/83 Part II Appendix G47, July 8, 2015 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. Physical Requirements: Physical demands of the position include work assignments with periods of standing, walking, pushing, lifting, bending, stretching. This position requires the ability to lift 25lbs. The incumbent may at times be required to climb up and down a step stool in the work area. Work days may be extended without notice by emergency RME requests from the operating room, clinics or nursing wards. ["Major Duties Include but are not limited too: Stocking of needed SPS supplies. Attends and Participates in educational offerings for department. Reports any customer concerns or issues back to SPS Supervisor. Transportation of SPS items throughout the VAMCHS Storage and Distribution Operates as a liaison for SPS to patient wards, clinical wards, procedure areas, the employee is required to effectively communicate accurate information to numerous professional personnel such as Nurses and Technicians, insuring that Non-Critical RME is available and ready for use at all times. Selects the appropriate cleaning materials according equipment and manufacturer's instructions. Performs daily housekeeping duties such as cleaning of storage bins and shelves to ensure environment of care is maintained. Assists with the monitoring of temperature, humidity and air flows of sterile storage areas. Decontamination Receives a full range of Non-Critical reusable medical equipment from hospital wards, clinics and operating rooms. Cleaning and disinfecting of Non-Critical RME (including but not limited to) such as, carts, bins/containers that are to be cleaned properly according to manufacturer's instructions, following Infection Control guidelines as they pertain to inspecting, collecting, and transporting of infectious RME. Adheres to facility regulations regarding application and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Cleans and Decontaminates Non-Critical RME by determining the appropriate method for removing gross contamination by means of manual cleaning procedures. Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other containments by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm - 10:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position .Functional Statement #: 512-22063-F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS):Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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