Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Service)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 621485700
The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) position is located within the Sterile Processing Service in the VA Health Care System. The position will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.Major duties include, but are not limited to: Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment (RME) in decontamination area and may receive noncritical 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 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, Sterrad and high-level disinfecting reprocessors; Prepare operating room case carts daily utilizing surgery schedule. 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 operating room. Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of RME. Completes segments of work pertaining to the assembly of basic sets and trays for use in the medical center. Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes. May be required to prepare operating room case carts. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0001-0800, 0700-1530, 1530-2400 (Rotating weekends) Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Service)/PD000000, PD000000, PD000000, and PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.