Lead Medical Supply Technician, Sterile Processing Service (SPS) for Veterans Health Administration (VHA), The Lead MST, SPS interprets and follows the policies and procedures of SPS including Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) inventory management areas to perform his/her daily functions within the established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and efficiently. Basic Requirements: Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. 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. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. Grade Determination: GS-7: Must possess one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-6). Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Ability to instruct staff on the correct procedures and protocols for completing assignments. (b) Skill in communicating with staff to ensure compliance with written directives, rules and regulations. (c) Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. (d) Knowledge of sterility principles in order to instruct staff on decontamination procedures. (e) Ability to lead individuals, manage priorities, and schedule work assignments. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. References: VA Handbook 5005/83 Part II Appendix G47 ["The Lead Medical Supply Technician, Sterile Processing Service (SPS) works in support of the SPS Management team. 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 local and VHA mandates are followed during the performance of workflow. Monitors and reports on the status of work through the SPS Quality Assurance program. 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 reusable medical equipment. Provides information to management officials concerning performance issues, assignment changes and task completion, Instructs employees on work-related activities, policies, procedures, and goals. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, various tour available. Hours may change based on the needs of the service. Must be willing and available to work holidays, weekends, and overtime to ensure operational needs are met. 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.