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The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) works in the Sterile Processing Service, VA Central Ohio Healthcare System, Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic located in Columbus, Ohio. In this position, the technician will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. Major duties and responsibilities are as follows: Requires knowledge of the processes for Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and maintains current knowledge of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which document the processes and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and preparation of RME appropriate to this position. Demonstrates the ability to utilize an acceptable proficiency in the use of RME appropriate to this position. Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in decontamination area(s) such as main decontamination and GI Scope decontamination. Receives noncritical case carts in the decontamination area for transport of RME as well. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to manual cleaning, ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents as determined by manufactures instructions. Inspects, prepares, assembles and determines the correct method of packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to Steam, Plasma (Sterrad), and high-level disinfection such as Cidex OPA, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and the Automated Equipment Reprocessor (AER). Prepares operating rooms trays and containers daily utilizing surgery schedule. Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing. Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the outpatient clinic including those used in the operating room. Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of reusable medical equipment (RME). Completes segments of work pertaining to the assembly of basic sets and trays for use in the outpatient clinic. Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. MSTs receive guidance from more experienced staff members and SPS management. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 9:30am-6pm and 12:00 noon-8:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599787100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.