In this position, the incumbent will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. Use of the following disposable and reusable items for patient care including instrumentation, reusable medical equipment, surgical trays and sets and various other items that could be processed or assembled through the Preparation and Decontamination areas of Sterile Processing Service. -Specific duties to include, but not limited to: removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids, and other containments by wiping, soaking, rinsing, and scrubbing. Assembles basic sets, trays and peel packs used throughout the medical center, including those used in the operating room. Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, proper packaging and signs of unsterile product. MSTs receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex tasks and require direct supervision on new assignments. -Advanced skills from next lower grade level should include; case cart preparation, based daily surgery schedule. Operation of all sterilizers, to include: steam, hydrogen peroxide, ETO. Performs high level disinfection via soak and scope reprocessors. Documentation of testing procedures and legal data logs. -The incumbent will have knowledge of the processes for Reusable Medical Equipment (RME). The incumbent will be required to utilize the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which document the processes and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and preparation of RME appropriate to this position. The incumbent will be able to demonstrate their ability to utilize an acceptable proficiency in the use of RME appropriate to this position. Work Schedule: M-F 0630-1500, 0800-1630, 0830-1700 varied tours, on-call 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.