Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Service)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Columbus, Georgia
Internal Number: 612725400
This is a Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) position located within the Central Alabama VA Health Care System in Columbus, Georgia. The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) will be supporting the decontamination, preparation, and distribution of the reusable (RME) medical equipment inventory management used in the Medical Center and CBOC's. This is not a supply ordering position; it is a medical sterilization position. The Incumbent serves as a Medical Supply Technician completing reprocessing of critical and semi-critical Reusable Medical Equipment (RME and quality assurance tasks for Sterile Processing Services (SPS) under Nursing Service. Duty Location: North Columbus GA Clinic. To accomplish the VA mission, the incumbent will be required to commute to Montgomery, AL and or Tuskegee, AL, for duty, until completion of the new North Columbus GA Clinic. This commute will be at no cost to the VA. Other Duties include but are not limited to: Provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. Decontamination, instrument preparation/assembly, high level disinfection, sterilization and case cart preparation (instrumentation), in support of the Operating Room (OR), clinical areas throughout the facility and outlying clinics. Inspect packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room. Operate equipment involved in sterilization processes. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents, as determined by manufacturer instructions Complete reprocessing tasks associated with flexible and rigid endoscopes. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Service)/PDFS 00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.