Chief Sterile Processing Service Job in Fort Harrison, Montana – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Chief Sterile Processing Service – Fort Harrison, Montana
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 87305
Start Date: 04/24/2019
End Date: 05/14/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 05/14/2019. 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 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. Preferred Experience: Candidates for this position will posses past leadership and/or program management experience (non-SPS is acceptable). Medical Supply Technician experience as a Lead or higher is preferred. Must be available to travel to locations outside of Fort Harrison on an intermittent basis. Grade Determinations: GS-10 Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) – Chief Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to implement and incorporate regulations, policies, and procedures to manage SPS operations. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment, develop options, and make recommendations. Ability to integrate SPS managerial duties, which includes strategic planning of facility organizational goals and integration of SPS vision and values within the organizational mission. 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. Skill to initiate and lead interdisciplinary groups in order to facilitate daily SPS functions. Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal data in order to forecast resource and equipment needs. References: VA Handbook 5005/76, Part II, Appendix G47 Physical Requirements: This work is performed in various settings: Decontamination, preparation, clean sterile supply (preparation) and in other services and departments throughout the medical facility/campus. S/he may be required to work in areas that are hot, cold, drafty and poorly lighted. S/he is subject to the possibility of falls, 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 weighing as much as 50 pounds). The work requires dexterity and visual acuity for manipulating, disassembly and assembly of instrumentation. On a regular and recurring basis, the Chief alternates between a contaminated environment and a carefully controlled clean environment. S/he wears special clothing, hair covers, personal protective equipment and shoe covers that can be uncomfortably warm. S/he uses insulated gloves to remove carts from sterilizers. S/he is subject to burns from accidentally touching hot items. The hazards of working around minute quantities of sterilizing gasses are unknown, S/he often works around body fluids, mucous, excretions and bits of tissue, some of which may be foul smelling. Strong, unpleasant odors are encountered while decontaminating bloody or grossly contaminated instrumentation or reusable medical equipment. The work area is noisy due to the clatter of metal instruments, rumbling of carts and operation of pre-sterilizing equipment.

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