The James J. Peters VAMC Sterile Processing service is currently recruiting for one Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (Sterile processing). The incumbent delegates assignments, monitors timeliness and quality of work, evaluates performance, serves as a subject matter expert for sterile processing and works in support of the SPS management team. The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician in the Sterile Processing Service (SPS) is considered to be at advanced performance level with respect to sterile processing. The Supervisor works in support of the SPS management team. The Supervisor has oversight for all QA and process improvement in SPS. This includes all monitoring and documentation (e.g., biologic, temperature / humidity, following SOPs) and reporting such to SPS leadership, and oversight committees: RME EQMS, NEIC & PI. The supervisor will serve as the subject matter expert to guide staff through the proper procedures. The Supervisor will also be responsible for checking the quality of the work, monitoring and reporting on the status of the work being performed, ensuring that all work adheres to established policies and procedures, reviewing work in progress and spot checking work not requiring review to ensure completed work meets the demands of the facility and quality standards, assessing the quality and quantity of work by reviewing the cleaning, reprocessing, and distribution of reusable medical equipment (RME) processed, and providing information to management officials concerning performance issues, assignment changes and task completion. The Supervisory MST must be familiar with all of the duties performed in SPS as well as standard operating procedures and manufacturers guidelines. The Supervisor is the Quality expert and has experienced all highly complex processes to determine effectiveness of the staff. The supervisor covers the QA Coordinator during absences. The employee has a supervisory role and serves under the supervision of the Assistant Chief Sterile Processing who establishes objectives and department priorities. The incumbent is expected to complete work assignments with relative independence and minimal guidance, personally setting the deadlines for work completion. He or she assumes responsibility in work assignments in accordance with regulations and independently resolves most conflicts by using considerable judgment and interpretation. Work is reviewed to ensure that overall objectives of the position are met. The Asst. Chief or Service Chief will assign work with standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance for unusually involved situations. Possesses knowledge of the area SOPs and high-risk protocols related to the instruments mentioned above. The Supervisory MST provides technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the organizational unit. The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician reviews investigations of root causes of reported non-conformities through the e-QMS upon request. May conduct investigations independently or as part of team with senior SPS management including the Nurse Executive, Chief and Assistant Chief of SPS, SPS educator, and any required clinical or technical Subject Matter Experts as required. The supervisor supports the work of Relationship Based Care and Shared Governance within SPS and the hospital. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 1pm-9:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600231500
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