Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) - Trainer
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Internal Number: 616858700
The Medical Supply Technician-Trainer is a subject matter expert in a wide variety of duties, including the manual and automated cleaning, decontamination, high level-disinfection, and sterilization processes associated with critical and semi-critical Reusable Medical Equipment (RME). The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to conduct initial and reoccurring training through completion of competency assessment for SPS staff members. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR DETAILS. KSAs MUST BE DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR RESUME. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT AND REFER BACK TO IT OFTEN WHEN WRITING YOUR RESUME. Duties include but are not limited to: Collaborates with the RME coordinator in the reviewing and revising of existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the reprocessing of RME. Provides initial orientation and serves as a mentor to newly hired SPS MSTs. Develops and maintains education program and the training/competency assessment program. Conducts training episodes on departmental SOPs and completes associated competency assessments on newly hired SPS MSTs within the targeted orientation timeframe. Maintains completed orientation and competency records of newly hired SPS MSTs. Develops and maintains a training plan for established SPS MSTs to ensure that competency assessments are renewed in accordance with frequency identified within the SPS risk assessment. Develops, monitors, and revises the annual SPS continuing education program for transportation, manual & automated cleaning, decontamination, high level-disinfection, preparation/assembly, sterilization, distribution, and storage of RME. Develops and provides education to SPS staff to fully comply with provisions of VHA directives, safety regulations, and infection control procedures/principles. Coordinates with SPS management in the scheduling vendor in-services. Collaborates with RME coordinator and SPS management regarding the need for providing training and/or education to end-users. Participates and assists in external and internal surveys/inspections of the SPS department. Collaborates with SPS management on the development of corrective actions identified surveys/inspections that related to training and education. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.