Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 884466 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Duties

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION:  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.  Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

This position is in the Sterile Processing Service (SPS) Department of the Veterans Administration Medical Center located in Providence, RI.

·         Collecting used and soiled supplies, instruments, and reusable medical equipment

·         Decontaminating medical equipment and instruments

·         Selecting the appropriate decontamination, disinfection and cleaning process

·         Disassembling and reassembling medical equipment after decontamination

·         Testing the operation of equipment

·         Inspecting, assembling, packaging and sterilizing trays, sets, and packs

·         Monitoring the effectiveness of sterilization for quality control

·         Documenting and recording sterilization cycles

·         Performing preventative maintenance on medical equipment

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday as assigned by Service

  ***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***