This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) if appointed to the Bronx and Northport facilities only. This is an Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) and may be extended or closed as needed. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. This Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Technician) provides sterilization, preparation, supply items and semi-critical/critical reusable medical equipment decontamination for the medical center. The term "supply item" as used in this functional statement refers to reusable items for patient care including instrumentation (scissors, forceps, retractors, etc.), semi-critical equipment (such as ultrasound probes, flexible endoscopes, TEE's) and critical reusable medical equipment, surgical or clinic trays and sets and various other items that could be processed or assembled through the Preparation and Decontamination areas of Sterile Processing Service. The Medical Supply Technician will have knowledge of the processes for Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) as required by this position. He/She will be required to maintain 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. The incumbent will be able to demonstrate their ability to utilize an acceptable proficiency in the use of RME appropriate to this position. The employee is under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Medical Supply Technician. The supervisor and/or Service Chief or Assistant Chief will assign work with standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance for unusually involved situations. The employee will work as team member with other Medical Supply Technicians of various experience to carry out the daily work utilizing the written standard operating procedures and/or manufacturer's written instructions in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted/standard practices. Department leadership evaluates completed work for overall technical soundness and conformance to agency policies through competency assessment utilizing simulation, direct observation and verbal responses from the incumbent. Work Schedule: Full time; Day tour; evenings, nights, weekends and holidays may be required as needed. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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