Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) Job in Memphis, Tennessee – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) – Memphis, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 62042
Start Date: 03/04/2019
End Date: 03/19/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, by 19 March 2019 Basic Requirements: Citizenship- Must be a 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.) Experience and/or Education- 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-04 (Developmental Level)
Experience. Six months experience as a MST, operating room or surgical technician or other position that demonstrated knowledge of sterile processing in a clinical setting;
or
Education. Two years of education above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in courses related to the occupation.
NOTE: Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or nursing assistants obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces, the U.S. Maritime Service, or hospitals under close medical and professional supervision, may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to 6 months of experience.
AND
In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs below (and KSAs must be demonstrated in resume): 1. Knowledge of universal precautions for safety and prevention of cross contamination. 2. Basic knowledge of medical terminology in order to assemble specialty operating room/clinic instrument sets. 3. Basic knowledge of sterilization and cleaning equipment. 4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing GS-05 (Developmental Level)
Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level;
or
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.
AND
In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs below (and KSAs must be demonstrated in resume): 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. GS-06 (Full Performance Level)
Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. (there is no education substitution at the GS-6 level)
In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs below (and KSAs must be demonstrated in resume): 1. Knowledge of surgical instruments used in operating rooms and clinic settings. 2. Knowledge of universal precautions for safety and prevention of cross contamination. 3. Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, medical conditions and procedures. 4. Knowledge of sterility principles in regards to instrumentation. 5. Ability to read and interpret written instructions and procedures. References: VA Handbook, 5005, Part II, Appendix G47 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-06.

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