This Medical Supply Technician position is located at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL and is part of the VA's Great Lakes Health Care System (VISN 12). The Medical Supply Technician's primary function is responsible for sterile processing and/or high-level disinfectants of critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment, maintaining quality assurance with all reprocessing equipment, instrumentation, scopes, and high-level disinfectors. The incumbent will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. The term "supply item" refers to disposable and reusable items for patient care including instrumentation (scissors, forceps, retractors, etc.), reusable medical, surgical trays and sets and various other items that could be processed or assembled through the Preparation and Decontamination areas of Sterile Processing Service. Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing under the guidance. Operates equipment involved in the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes. Disassembles the reusable medical equipment (RME) and determines the correct cleaning method. Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room. Prepares, loads, and operates sterilizers such as steam, gas plasma, and a high-level disinfecting process. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all processes and equipment. Additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full-time, 40hrs per week; tours of duty to include 0700-1530, 1000-1830, 1500-2330,2300-0730 Schedule is subject to change due to department requirements. Weekends, holidays, and/or on call may be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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