Supervisory Medical Supply Tech( Sterile & Processing)GS-8-OCA
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Miami, Florida, Florida
Internal Number: 704687300
The Supervisory GS-08 Medical Supply Technician (MST) provides guidance to employees performing work at the GS-7 Lead level or below. The incumbent ensures work assignments of employees in the unit or team are carried out. In this position, the incumbent will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. 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: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: MSTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. 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/Education Combination: Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable Grade Determinations - GS-08 Supervisor Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) Experience. GS-8: Do you have One (1) Year of experience equivalent to the GS-07 level? Experience to the next lower grade includes: 1. Detailed knowledge of complex surgical instruments used in operating rooms and clinic settings. 2. Ability to assemble specialty operating room and clinic instrument sets. 3. In-depth knowledge of sterilization and cleaning equipment. 4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in order to convey information and thoughts to others. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Ability to manage, interact and deal with individuals of varying backgrounds. 2.Ability to direct staff and manage tasks to be completed. 3. Ability to oversee and supervise all aspects of decontamination, preparation, sterilization, monitoring, and distribution of RME. 4. Ability to perform a full range of supervisory duties, including assigning, planning, and evaluating work, recommending awards, approving leave, identifying training needs, and resolving staff issues. CensiTrac Management Experience & RME Quality Management Experience. *Note: Please ensure how you meet these KSAs is clearly described in your resume; we may not make assumptions regarding your experience* Physical Requirements: This work is performed in various settings: decontamination, preparation, clean sterile supply (preparation) and in other services and departments throughout the medical facility/campus. The incumbent may be required to work in areas that are hot, cold, drafty and poorly lighted. The employee is subject to the possibility of falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, and other injuries from material handling equipment. The work requires pushing heavy carts, standing, and walking during the entire workday and frequent bending and lifting of packages (occasionally weighing as much as 50 pounds). The work requires dexterity and visual acuity for manipulating, disassembly and assembly of instrumentation. References: VA Handbook 5005/83, Part II, Appendix G47 ["This is a Supervisory MST level position: - Works with the Supervisor, SPS, and/or Assistant Chief, SPS in the assignment of functions to team members in order to meet routine and unusual deadlines and priorities. - Leads and oversees a work team including MST that is above full performance. - Distributes and prioritizes workload among employees in accordance with established workflow and/or job specializations. - Assures an even distribution of the workload. - Revises work schedules to meet anticipated and unanticipated changes in the workload. - Assigns tasks as necessary to provide new employees with the experience and training required to perform decontamination of scopes and instrumentation in the work area. - Monitors and reports on the status of work. - Ensures SOPs and SPS mandates are followed during the performance of workflow. - Reviews or spot checks scope processing work to ensure completed work meets supervisors' instructions (e.g., work sequences, procedures, methods, and deadlines). - Assesses the quality and quantity of work by reviewing the cleaning, reprocessing, and distribution of scope medical equipment, material and instrumentation. - Provides information to management officials concerning performance issues, assignment changes and task completion. - Instructs employees on work-related activities, policies, procedures and goals. - Ensures timely accomplishment of assigned tasks, and ensures that each employee has enough work to keep busy. - Assigns work to employees or assigns employees to position. Breaks out tasks as necessary to provide new employees with the experience and training required to perform the task. - Assigns work, disagreeable or choice tasks, etc., equitably among employees. - Explains work requirements, methods and procedures, as needed, giving special instructions on difficult or different operations and answering technical questions about the task. - Monitors status and progress of work and makes day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities. - Maintains a current knowledge and answers questions of other employees relating to procedures, policies and directives. - Trains or arranges for the training of team members in the accomplishment of tasks or projects. Gives on-the-job training to new employees in accordance with established procedures and practices. - Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the supervisor's instructions on priorities, methods, deadlines and qualify assurance have been met. Work Schedule: 3:00 PM-11:30 PM Occasionally Weekends Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework :Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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