Dublin VAMC is seeking two (2) Medical Supply Technician for the Sterling and Processing Service Line. Incumbent will provide sterilization preparation, supply items and decontamination support for the Medical Center. The incumbent is under the supervision of the Chief of SPS/Nurse Manager and Assistant SPS Chief. They will assign work with standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance for unusually involved situations. The term "supply item" as used refers to reusable items for patient care including instrumentation (scissors, forceps, retractors, etc.), reusable medical equipment (suction machines, infusion pumps, etc.), surgical trays and sets and various other items that could be processed or assembled through the Preparation and Decontamination areas of SPS. Duties listed but not all included: - Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in decontamination areas and may receive non-critical equipment in the decontamination area as well. - Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washer and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents as determined by manufacturer's instructions. - Inspects, prepares, assembles and determines the correct methods and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, Sterrad, Steris, and high-level disinfecting reprocesses. - Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing. - Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the OR. - Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of RME. - Competes segments of work pertaining to the assembly of basic sets and trays for use in the medical center. - Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes. - Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. - MSTs receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex tasks and SPS management. Work Schedule: M - F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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