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Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) Advanced Level
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Orlando, Florida
Internal Number: 615699800
This is an advanced level position in Sterile Processing Service as a Medical Supply Technician (SP). The selected candidate will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment (RME), decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. This will require the selectee to maintain current knowledge of the standard operating procedures which document the processes and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and preparation of RME. The Advanced MST assembles highly complex instrument sets used in the operating room and clinical setting including, but not limited to: open heart, major orthopedic total joint, cardiovascular, craniotomy, thoracic and complex endoscopic instrumentation. Processes all complex endoscopic instrumentation to include those medical devices used in gastroenterology laboratory, bronchoscopy laboratory, urology and operating room. Reviews manufacturer guidelines to ensure the correct methods and parameters are followed when cleaning, decontaminating and sterilizing RME. Troubleshoots and analyzes mechanical failures and makes necessary adjustments to complex decontamination and sterilization equipment, as well as interprets alarm conditions which may occur while operating the equipment. Informs management and healthcare staff when cleaning and processing standard operating procedures (SOPs) or instruction for use have been changed or updated to assure the changes have been validated to meet all guidelines. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to; Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in decontamination area. Disassembles 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 manufactures instructions. Inspects, prepares, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, plasma, hydrogen peroxide and high-level disinfection. Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing using the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to avoid any cross contamination. Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization. Assembles basic and specialty instrument sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room. Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of reusable medical equipment (RME). Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Primary duty location will be Lake Nona. The tour of duty will include various shifts; and may include weekends and holidays. Actual tour of duty will be based on patient care and the needs of the service. May be called upon to provide coverage at different facilities, i.e. Lake Baldwin, Viera, Daytona. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) Advanced Level 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.