Lead Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Service)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: White River Junction, Vermont
Internal Number: 624202000
As a Lead Medical Supply Technician for Sterile Processing, the incumbent will provide areas of Sterile Processing Service in the Decontamination of RME, Sterilization, and Quality Assurance Support and Reports of the White River Junction VT VAMC. Duties include, but are not limited to: Collects, receives, decontaminates and inspects all soiled, instruments, equipment, and apparatus to include complex diagnostic equipment and medical apparatus. Ensures disassembly of removable parts to ensure RME can be appropriately decontaminated to ensure all bioburden is removed. Performs leak tests on flexible endoscopes to determine the integrity of the scope is intact prior to initiating the cleaning and high-level disinfection or terminal sterilization process. Performs appropriate decontamination testing requirements for sonics, washer decontaminators, and other decontamination equipment requiring quality testing (i.e. bioburden tests) in accordance with the Quality Management Program for SPS. Inspects, assembles, packages, and sterilizes all trays, sets, and packs used for a variety of general and specialized medical and surgical procedures. Performs RME integrity testing in accordance with the Quality Management Program. Operates high level disinfection, sterilization equipment, and other equipment such as Automated Endoscope Re-processors (AER), Steam Sterilizers. Maintains records for all high level disinfect and sterilization that are processed including interpretation of all biological monitoring, minimum effective concentration levels (MEC), validation of monitoring results, and quality assurance checks to ensure parameters are met. Troubleshoots complex AER's and sterilizers used to ensure optimal operation and articulates to the lead/supervisor when any parameters are not met. Performs quality assurance activities including but not limited to monitoring biological and chemical indicators and integrators, Bowie dick tests, time/temperature graphs (if applicable), and ensuring appropriate RME checks are performed and documented prior to and after sterilization or reprocessing. Evaluates gathered data and based upon findings, makes recommendations to improve effectiveness or processes. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Lead Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Service)/PDF01005 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.