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    This position is located within the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS), Environmental Management Service (EMS) as part of the Textile Care Processing Facility (TCPF). The incumbent's primary functions include maintaining, coordinating, controlling and documenting
    the receipt and distribution of general use linens, uniforms, patient clothing, and specialty linen items used within VAPORHCS.

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    The incumbent is responsible for the oversight and management of the uniform, linen, and scrub automated Distribution Systems. Incumbent analyzes computer-generated data and makes independent decisions and/or recommendations to the Laundry Supervisor or Textile Care
    Manager relating to linen/uniform procurement, stock levels, quotas, inventory data and budgeting information.

    Plans transitions of uniforms as new or modified clothing items are introduced into the Uniform Distribution System and arranges for the disposition of obsolete stock. Reports defective clothing items to Laundry Supervisor for return to manufacturer or disposition. Processes employee information in Uniform Distribution System for RFID scanning and producing receipt of uniform items issued and uniform items turned in for employee clearance of indebtedness.

    Incumbent is responsible for the management and oversight of the Scrub Dispensing and Linen Dispensing System. Coordinates and executes daily cycle count procedures to identify items for replenishment. Enters count information and regenerates automated reports. Participates in the inventory process by researching and conducting investigations to determine causes of inventory discrepancies within the point of use inventory management cabinets. Assist in the preparation of inventory adjustment reports for the Laundry Supervisor. Provides copies of research and possible explanations for adjustments. Provides recommendations to prevent future inventory discrepancies.

    Monitors stock levels and request purchases of program non-repetitive items required for operation of Linen Distribution program.

    Identifies possible substitutions and items requiring intensive monitoring and control.

    Notifies Laundry Supervisor of changes to established par levels substitutions or deletions to the stock list. Screens and prepares supply requests for verifications of nomenclatures, quantity, unit of issue, and determines availability.

    Assist Laundry Supervisor in researching, coordinating, preparing, and maintaining supply related Standard Operating Procedures for uniform, linen, and scrub distribution and inventory management.

    Conducts technical functions involving oversight of stocked uniforms, linens, and scrubs. This involves the identification of requirements needed by the clinics forecast of projected demands, ordering, receiving, storage, and the identification/disposal of excess items no longer needed by the medical facilities.

    Incumbent enters personnel information and process request for new uniforms, and key access to uniform, linen, and scrub distribution systems. Ensures accurate reporting of assigned uniforms.

    Using various reports, analyzes data to determine changes in demand patterns and subsequently adjusts levels. Analyzes other reports to ensure that program objects are being met and initiates corrective actions where required. Assists the supervisor in conducting logistical studies to ensure that uniform, linen, and scrub operations are proceeding in an effective and economical manner.

    Provides technical assistance in managing a quality control program to ensure that clean storage of uniforms, linens, and scrubs meet JACO security and infection prevention standards. Prepares monthly and quarterly reports of par level discrepancies reported to Textile Care
    Manager and Textile Care Committee.

    Determines appropriate alterations necessary to ensure correct fit by measuring, fitting, and marking uniform and scrub items for seamstress to alter. Takes special measurements and prepares worksheets for individuals requiring custom tailor-made uniforms and scrubs.

    Responsible for performing other duties as assigned within the scope of Textile Care Processing and Distribution of Uniforms, Linens, and Scrubs.

    The incumbent must be cooperative, exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgment at all times while dealing with staff, visitors, and patients. Must be capable of working well as a team member.

    May be required to operate government owned vehicle for occasional travel to facility sites for delivery or pick up of textile/linens or uniforms. Performs linen counts as required during linen transfers to and from laundry. Responsible for completing trip ticket and performing normal
    vehicle operator maintenance.

    Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:00 a.m.- 3;30 p.m.
    Telework: Not available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Supply Technician/PD21604A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593638400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.