The Lead Medical Supply Technician, Sterile Processing Service interprets and follows the policies and procedures of SPS including Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) inventory management areas to perform daily functions within the established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and efficiently. You are required to have a broad knowledge and skills in applying various sterilization modalities, high level disinfection, preparation, and decontamination techniques. The incumbent must also have a working knowledge of microbiology, quality control, and distinguishing between various reusable medical equipment. Leads a unit or team of employees performing work at the GS-06 level or below; Provides guidance and technician direction for accomplishing the work of the unit or team. Works with the Chief, Assistant Chief, and/or Supervisors, in the assignment of functions to team member to meet routine and unusual deadlines and priorities. Assigns work to employees or assigns employees to position. Breaks out tasks as necessary to provide new employees with the experience and training required to perform the task. Conducts inspection of the decontamination area of SPS to verify that proper techniques and processes per IFU's/SOP's are being followed by staff and that all equipment is working properly. Performs quality assurance inspections of instruments and equipment in the sterile preparation area of SPS prior to items being wrapped and sterilized or high level disinfection. Inspects to verify that all instrumentation is disassembled to the simplest form. Independently prepares the full range of trays and sets necessary to be used in wards, clinic areas, dental clinic and operating rooms. Effectively processes and sterilizes a wide variety of instrumentation, to include implant devices, in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, and ensures that they are held for the required time post sterilization per regulations. Variety of other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 7:30AM - 4:00PM Monday - Friday; Subject to work rotation tours, weekends, holiday's, and on-call based on patient needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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