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



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Lead Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) – Nashville, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 293088
Start Date: 07/17/2020
End Date: 07/31/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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. Please review the GS-6 Full Performance Level experience, as follows: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition, you must demonstrate the following: Knowledge of surgical instruments used in operating rooms and clinic settings. Knowledge of universal precautions for safety and prevention of cross contamination. Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, medical conditions and procedures. Knowledge of sterility principles in regards to instrumentation. Ability to read and interpret written instructions and procedures. Assignments include but are not limited to: Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in the decontamination area and may receive noncritical equipment in the decontamination area as well. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents, as determined by manufacturer instructions. Inspects, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, Sterrad, Steris, ETO, and high level disinfecting scope re-processors. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. The GS-7 Lead Medical Supply Aid and Technician requires the following: Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-6 level. In addition to the experience above, you must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to instruct staff on the correct procedures and protocols for completing assignments. Skill in communicating with staff to ensure compliance with written directives, rules and regulations. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. Knowledge of sterility principles in order to instruct staff on decontamination procedures. Ability to lead individuals, manage priorities, and schedule work assignments. (c) Assignment. The Lead MST works in support of the Sterile Processing Service (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 SPS mandates are followed during the performance of workflow. Reviews
work in progress or spot checks work not requiring review to ensure completed work meets supervisor 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 medical equipment, material and instrumentation. Provides information to management officials concerning performance issues, assignment changes and task completion. Instructs employees on work-related activities, policies, procedures and goals. NOTE: Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a MST employed 20 hours a week, or on a 1/2-time basis, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of service. Preferred Experience: Prior Lead experience preferred but not required. IAHCSMM certification preferred but not required. References: VA Handbook 5005/83, Part II Appendix G47 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019

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