The Jack C. Montgomery VA is currently recruiting for one GS 7 Lead Medical Supply Technician located in the Sterile Processing Service located in Patient Care Service. Applicants pending the completion of educational, or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: U.S. Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy Basic experience, education, OR experience AND education combination: Experience. Six months of experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work or provides an understanding of the work OR Education. One year above high school that included at least 6 semester hours in health care related courses such as sterile processing, nursing assistant, hospital corpsman, and operating room and surgical technician courses or other courses related to the position. OR Experience AND education combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable.+ English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Minimum 3 years experience in Sterile Processing and/or experience as a Surgical Technician Grade Determination: GS-7 In addition to the basic requirements listed above, applicants must meet the GS-7 requirements listed below: Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, KSAs: In addition to the GS-7 experience requirements above, the candidates must demonstrate the following KSAs below: 1). Ability to instruct staff on the correct procedures and protocols for completing assignments. 2). Skill in communicating with staff to ensure compliance with written directives, rules and regulations. 3). Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. 4). Knowledge of sterility principles in order to instruct staff on decontamination procedures. 5). Ability to lead individuals, manage priorities, and schedule work assignments. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G47. The full performance level of this vacancy is a GS-7. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is a GS-7. Physical Requirements: This work is performed in various settings throughout the facility, to include but not limited to, decontamination, scope room, sterile storage, Package & Prep and clinical departments. The employee is required to work in a multitude of temperature variants. The work requires standing, walking during the entire workday, with frequent bending and lifting of instrumentation (occasionally weighing as much as 30 pounds). The work requires dexterity and visual acuity for manipulating, disassembly and assembly of instrumentation. The employee is required to rotate between carefully controlled clean environments and the contaminated area of decontamination on a regular and recurring basis. The employee must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, PPE as required. Including, but not limited to, hospital provided surgical attire, hair covers, beard covers, shoe covers and hospital dedicated shoes. The employee may be exposed to hazardous and loud noises within the facility. ["The following duties for the Lead Medical Supply Technician include but are not limited to: Distributes and prioritizes workload\nAssigns work based on staff experience and training needs\nMonitors and reports on work status, makes workload/work assignment adjustments as needed.\nEnsures work is completed in accordance with SOPs, IFUs and SPS mandates.\nReviews work, and spot checks to ensure work is meeting compliance mandates and Supervisor's expectations/deadlines.\nAssesses work quality/quantity by reviewing cleaning, reprocessing and distribution of technical medical equipment, material and instrumentation.\nProvides materials to management regarding performance issues, assignment changes and task completion.\nInstructs employees on work-related activities, policies, procedures, and goals.\nReceives all instruments, trays, etc. processing through decontamination, assembly, sterilization and building case carts.\nServes as a SME for junior staff.\nAccommodates special and emergent requirements through consultation and coordination with medical/surgical professional staff.\nAdvises medical personnel on proper use of medical sterile equipment and problems that may arise.\nMaintains work accomplishment records and records time expended-prepares production reports.\nInstructs employees on specific tasks and job techniques and provides written instructions and reference materials.\nProvides On the Job Training for staff as needed.\nAmends or rejects work that doesn't meet established standards.\nMonitors working conditions.\nCompletes delegated competencies for MSTs.\nFollows all applicable HIPPA, Privacy and computer rules.\nPerforms other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 10:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday, with alternating weekends, and holidays\nCompressed/Telework: Is not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000/Lead MST\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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