The Medical Supply Technician (MST) supports the Sterile Processing Service (SPS) team. This position is at the full performance level. The MST interprets and follows policies and procedures of the SPS including Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) inventory management areas to perform daily functions. The MST is accountable to maintain SPS standards for the practice of all services that contributes to the fulfillment to the mission. The position may require travel to any reprocessing location. The duties of this position are but may not be limited to: Reports unsafe conditions, defective or missing instruments and/or equipment immediately to the supervisor or designee and removes such item(s) from processing or returning to service. Operates cleaning and sterilization equipment, such as but not limited to, cart washers, sonic cleaners, washers, sterilizers, and heat-sealing units. Monitors and documents according to procedure all required information for each sterilization load and sterilizer. Handles sterilized items when placing them in storage and identify any breaks in the integrity of the package. Re-stocks shelves in Sterile Storage and other areas to maintain defined PAR levels of all supplies, instrument trays, and other items maintained in inventory. Uses proper procedure to fill case carts according to Surgical Schedule and procedure specific Preference Cards. Transports clean and soiled case carts between the procedural area and Sterile Processing. Transports additional instrumentation as needed. Maintains cleanliness and appropriate supply levels at workstations in all areas of department. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.