Chief – Sterile Processing Service Job in Rochester, New York – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Chief – Sterile Processing Service – Rochester, New York
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 32429
Start Date: 01/07/2019
End Date: 01/21/2019

Qualification Summary
BASIC REQUIREMENTS a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A,
paragraph 3g.) b. 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. c. Certification. None (1) Employees grandfathered into the GS-622 occupational series as MSTs may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journeyman) level, or changed to lower grade within the occupation. (2) MSTs who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. (3) MSTs who are converted to title 38 hybrid status under this provision and subsequently leave the occupation lose protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. f. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. g. English Language Proficiency. MSTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. Specialized Experience
Contributing to oversight of all supervision, administrative management and direction of the SPS.
Overseeing all decontamination, sterilization and disposition of facility critical and semi-critical RME.
Developing and maintaining a system of internal reviews that ensure service programs operate in compliance with regulatory and accrediting organizations.
Contributing to the effective utilization of resources, budgetary allocation and fiscal management.
Making selections, assigns personnel and provides direction to subordinate staff.
Managing the training, documenting and evaluating of staff. Serves as liaison between SPS and other departments. References: VA Handbook 5005 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10. Physical Requirements: In addition to management responsibilities performed in an administrative office, work can sometimes be performed in various settings: intake, decontamination, preparation, clean sterile supply (preparation), out take, and in other services and departments throughout the medical facility/campus. The incumbent may be required to work in areas that are hot, cold, drafty and poorly lighted. The employee is subject to the possibility of exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals, slips and trips, scrapes, cuts, bruises, and other injuries from material handling equipment. The work requires standing and walking during the entire workday and frequent bending and lifting of packages (occasionally) Grade Determinations: This position is at the GS-10 level. References: VA Handbook 5005 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-10.

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