Serves as a Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) in the Sterile Processing Services (SPS) Section at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (MGVAMC) in Spokane, Washington. The incumbent is a member of the SPS team that performs a wide area of duties, including various cleaning, decontamination, assembly, sterilization and distribution processes associated with medical, surgical, and Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) throughout all services at MGVAMC.Learn more about this agency
This is a career ladder opportunity for individuals seeking to change their occupation and/or seeking advancement within the organization. As an entry level Medical Supply Technician you will gain the specialized knowledge and skills to serve as a valued member of the Sterile Processing team. Employees selected at the development levels will be noncompetitively promoted to the full performance level of the position upon meeting the qualification and performance requirements.
The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing Services):
Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in the decontamination area and receives noncritical equipment in the decontamination area as well. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents, as determined by manufacturer instructions. Inspects, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, STERRAD, Steris, ETO, and high level disinfecting scope re-processors. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment.
Rotates among the assigned duties in the Decontamination, Preparation, High Level Disinfection (HLD), Sterilization, and Sterile/Clean Storage Areas. Adheres to quality control procedures throughout the decontamination and sterile preparation/processing areas. Processes and inventories medical devices and assumes continuous training in support of the reprocessing of RME in support of numerous services and activities throughout MGV AMC including, but not limited to: Dental, Dermatology, Endoscopy, Optometry, Podiatry, Respiratory Care, Urology, Urgent Care Clinic, and Women's Health. This position is essential to the operation and capability of many direct patient care areas to optimally service the needs pf the Veteran. The expectation is 100% accuracy, 100% of the time.
Responsible for the collection and receipt of all used, soiled reusable critical and semi-critical RME, utilizing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and infection control procedures to prevent cross-contamination of other equipment and personnel during the collection and transport of the soiled RME.
Responsible for the systematic manual and automated cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instrumentation and equipment according to strict Manufacturer Instructions for Use (IFU). Must use knowledge of instrumentation to differentiate by sight items that can require differing methods to accomplish cleaning and disinfection of complex, expensive medical instrumentation
Work Schedule: 8 Hour Tours. Monday - Friday. Subject to change based on needs of patients and/or section.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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