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The James J. Peters VAMC Sterile processing service is currently recruiting for one Medical Supply Technician. This position is responsible for processing critical and semi critical reusable medical equipment (RME) received from internal and external customers. Involves receiving and reprocessing RMEs which will be used by various customers within the medical center for scheduled or emergency procedures. The assignment also includes advising surgical teams and other customers on the availability and time required to provide specific instrumentation which has a direct effect on surgical and ambulatory care procedure outcome and patient safety. Receives a variety of reusable medical equipment (Simple to complex) from Perioperative Patient care center, including inpatient and ambulatory care clinics. Sorts and dissembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasound cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination solutions, as determined by manufacturer instructions. Inspects, assembles, and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, hydrogen peroxide gas (Sterrad/V-PRO), ethylene oxide gas (ETO), and automated endoscope (AER) for high level disinfecting endoscopes. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization and high-level disinfection equipment. Routinely inspects trays and single instruments stored in the sterile storage room for breaches in integrity. Ensures all RME is restocked using the first in first out stock rotation method. Inventories and initiated requests for reprocessing supplies from logistics/Material management. The incumbent will be required to maintain current knowledge of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) which document the processes and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, and preparation of RME appropriate to this position. Some assigned tasks include but are not limited to: Enters temporary work orders, maintain individual workstations in the preparation room and decontamination room, performs daily environmental cleaning duties in all assigned work areas. Routinely cleans storage shelves, cabinets, and surfaces of workstation/tables at the end of each shift and as needed and cleans all sterilizers weekly. Routinely utilizes SharePoint system to locate manufacturer instructions, standard operating procedures, upload intake count sheets, upload training documents and CEU's, and enters nonconformities. Routinely operates reprocessing equipment including monitoring and documenting load/cycle information. Prepares individual surgical case carts with required instrumentation and surgical supplies for scheduled and emergency procedures based on procedure guides and availability of supplies. Identifies damaged or missing instruments and if available, replaces to ensure tray or cassette is complete. Assist with training of new employees. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday , 1pm- 9:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600213800
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