This Medical Supply Technician (MST) position is located in Sterile Processing at the Manchester VAMC. It is full-time at 40 hours per week. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. In this position, the incumbent will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. The employee is under the supervision of the Chief of Sterile Processing Service. The supervisor and/or Service Chief will assign work with standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance for unusually involved situations. 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. 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: Monday through Friday 8:00 am 4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation & Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Promotion Potential: Selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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