This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS EXTERNAL ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30th, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be November 4th, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 15th of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. This is an external announcement. Facility, VA, or other Federal Employees with status must apply under the internal announcement CBSS-11271669-22-CH. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veteran's Preference. The VA EKHCS is recruiting Medical Supply Technicians (Sterile Processing): positions can be located at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VAMC, Leavenworth, KS or Colmery-O'Neil VAMC, Topeka, KS. The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) duties include, but are not limited to: Receive contaminated critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment (RME) in the decontamination area. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method such as, but not limited to, ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical. washers/disinfectors, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents. Inspects, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization, such as, but not limited to steam, Sterrad, Steris, and high level disinfecting scope reprocessors. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all process and equipment. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0900-1730 with on-call rotation. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Paid Time Off: Receive 13 to 26 days paid paid annual (vacation/personal) leave per year, 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation, and 11 paid federal holidays. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401k with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/ vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits/ Leavenworth: First area of consideration will be given to AFGE permanent employees, Leavenworth VAMC. Second area of consideration will be given to additional EKHCS permanent employees. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals). Topeka: First Area of Consideration (AOC) will be given to NAGE permanent employees, Topeka VAMC. Second AOC will be given to permanent employees of EKHCS. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals
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.