This is a Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) position for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in the Sterile Processing Service of the Salt Lake City George E. Wahlen Hospital. The incumbent of this position will be supporting the decontamination, preparation and distribution of the hospital's critical and semi-critical reusable (RME) medical equipment. This is not a supply ordering position, it is a medical sterilization position. Duties include, but are not limited to: The Surgical Implant Coordinator MST is responsible for the lead duties in the Sterile Processing Service relating to all implantable items. He/ She must be able to direct and lead SPS personnel and communicate effectively to ensure user unit needs are met on a consistent basis. Must be organized and detail oriented to provide direction to Medical Supply Technicians GS-0622- 3/4/5/6/7 to complete tasks in a timely accurate manner. He/she will accommodate special and emergent requirements through consultation and coordination with the medical/surgical professional staff. The incumbent advises medical personnel on the proper use of medical sterile equipment and problems that may arise. On a regular and recurring basis, lead duties in this position consist of the following: Distributes and balances the workload among staff in order to ensure timely processing nd to ensure that each employee has enough work to keep busy. Keeps in touch with the status and progress of work, and makes day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities. Reports on expected time of completion of work and maintain records of work accomplishments and time expended. Prepares production reports as requested. Instruct employees in specific tasks and job techniques and make available written instructions and reference materials as necessary. Provides on the job training to new employees. Maintains current knowledge and answer questions of other employees on procedures, policies, directives, etc. May obtain needed information or decisions from the supervisor on problems that arise. Spot checks work in progress and assists in reviewing completed work to see that instructions, work sequences, procedures, methods and deadlines have been met. Amend or reject work not meeting established standards. Refers to the supervisor questions or issues not covered by standards and/or problems in meeting performance standards. Monitors working conditions such as seating, ventilation, lighting, safety, etc. May inform employees of available services and employee activities. Will resolve simple, informal complaints of employees, but refer other situations to the supervisor. Reports to the supervisor on performance, progress and training needs of employees. Reports on behavior problems. Coordinators with Prosthetics and Logistics and Service area management when issues arise with implantable inventory within the hospital and Dental Clinic. Review discrepancies in the implant tracking system to ensure all implants placed into patients and tracked appropriately according to VHA guidelines and directives. Identifies, defines, and resolves problems associated with unique or controversial aspects of the implant management program where no direct precedent exists. Evaluates implant activities to assess ongoing day-to-day compliance with established protocols and guidelines. Recommends policy/protocol changes to correct deficiencies and improve the program. Trains and evaluates the competency of a variety of individuals (physicians, residents, nurses, technicians) in the performance of implant procurement procedures and in the reporting of concerns/issues promptly, accurately, and proficiently. Creates, applies, and monitors reengineering and continuous performance improvement initiatives, both within the program and/or the organization. Identifies, defines, and resolves problems associated with unique or controversial aspects of the implant management program where no direct precedent exists. Duties as assigned. Supervisory Controls: The incumbent is directly accountable to the ACNS of SPS. The incumbent works independently; supervision is mainly advisory in nature. The incumbent provides supervisory oversight to several facility sections (Operating Room, Cardiac Cath Lab, EP Lab, GI Clinic/Lab, GU Clinic/Lab, Wound Clinic, Interventional Radiology, CBOCs, and any clinic/procedural area utilizing implants). The incumbent is responsible for informing the ACNS of SPS of major problems and decisions in these areas. Only general assignment parameters, deadlines and priorities, and review of work product will be provided. Subsequent findings and recommendations are used by the Deputy Logistics Division Manager as the basis for his/her subsequent decision-making. Much of the incumbent's responsibilities are self-initiated, such as identifying and correcting problems, and identifying ways of improving the efficiency of the service. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 07:00am - 03:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599813500
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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.