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This is a Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) position for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in the Nursing and Patient Care Service at the CORPORAL MICHAEL J. CRESCENZ VA MEDICAL CENTER. The incumbent of this position will be supporting the decontamination, preparation and distribution of the hospital's critical and semi-critical reusable (RME) medical equipment. In this position, the employee will provide decontamination, preparation, sterilization, and distribution support of critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment for the medical center. The term reusable medical equipment as used in this functional statement refers to reusable items for patient care including basic instrumentation, equipment, instrument trays/sets, and various other items that could be processed or assembled through the decontamination and preparation areas of the Sterile Processing Service. The Medical Supply Technician (MST) will have knowledge of the processes for reusable medical equipment (RME) as required by this position. The MST will be required to learn, and maintain current knowledge of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) which document the processes and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, preparation, and sterilization of RME appropriate to this position. The MST will demonstrate their ability to follow the directions of a written procedure in the processing of RME appropriate to this position. Complete training coursework and VA SPS certification as required for a MST position in the VA. Maintain certification by completing approved, annual Continuing Education Units (CEU) and annual in-service hours. The Supervisor, Assistant Chief, and/or Service Chief will assign work with standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provide guidance for unusually involved situations. The MST will work directly with a MST Trainer or preceptor at all times. The employee will work as team member with other Medical Supply Technicians of varying experience to carry out the daily work utilizing written standard operating procedures and/or manufactures written instructions; in accordance with instructions, policies, procedures, directives, memoranda, previous training, or accepted/standard practices. Work Schedule: Full Time (Varies) M-F Rotating Weekends and Holiday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.