Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) – Trainer Job in Fayetteville, Arkansas – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) – Trainer – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 521099
Start Date: 10/07/2021
End Date: 10/30/2021

Qualification Summary
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. 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: MSTs must be proficient in spoken and written English. Certification: None. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-07 Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) – Trainer
Experience: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-6, demonstrating 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; and knowledge of sterility principles in regards to instrumentation. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(THE FOLLOWING KSAs MUST BE CLEARLY REFLECTED IN RESUME UNDER YOUR DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES IN ORDER TO BE FOUND QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITIN/GRADE LEVEL): 1. Knowledge of SPS and Infection Prevention regulations. 2. Knowledge of procedures and/or operations in training developed for, and operations of SPS functions for both new and existing staff. 3. Ability to manage integrated training programs as it relates to sterile processing procedures. 4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel or other software programs in order to complete reports and develop skills. 5. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and management officials in regards to sterile processing procedures. Preferred Experience: BLS certified; 1-2 years SPS experience. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/76 PART II APPENDIX G47 This position is announced above the full performance level at the GS-7 grade level. Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, such as, standing for prolonged periods of time, lifting medical supply items weighing more than 25 pounds, pushing medical supply carts weighing up to several hundred pounds, and frequent bending and stretching. The work requires dexterity in such tasks as inserting small rods in needle openings or precisely aligning component parts while reassembling medical equipment. On a regular and recurring basis, the employee alternates between a contaminated environment and a carefully controlled cleaned environment. In both, the employees wear special clothing which can be uncomfortably warm. While handling contaminated medical supplies the employee also uses rubber gloves and an apron. The work area is often hot and humid. The employee is subject to slipping on wet floors. The employee often works around body fluids, mucous, excretions, and bits of tissue, some of which may be foul smelling, strong and unpleasant odors are encountered while sterilizing laboratory cultures prior to disposal. 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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