This position is for a Medical Support Technician (MST) in Sterile Processing at the Richmond VA Medical Center. The MST is responsible to the supervisor of Sterile Processing Service (SPS) and works in support of the team and the VA Medical Center. The MST of SPS interprets and follows the policies and procedures of the SPS Service Line to perform daily functions within the established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively. Duties for this position include but are not limited to the following: Demonstrated knowledge to Utilize department instrument software (Censitrac) to document the reprocessing of RME. Receives contaminated supplies, and inspects items for damage to ensure equipment is in good working condition. Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids, and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing, scrubbing, and use of ultrasonic equipment. Monitors performance of sterilizers for quality control by conducting bacteriological tests. Performs and documents daily tests on Sterile Processing Service equipment. Dissembles the RME as well as determines the correct method, such as but limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical clean/decontamination agents and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as, but not limited to, steam, V-Pro, and high-level disinfecting reprocessors determined by the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/manufacturer instructions. Inspects and assembles according to the instrument count sheets as well as determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization or high-level disinfection, as determined by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/manufacturer instructions. Processes instrument trays per instrumentation inventory lists, arranging instruments in the trays in a correct manner. Determines when items should be individually wrapped and /or assembled in sets and trays based on recognition of key items. Selects the correct wrapping material, wraps, labels and applies the proper chemical indicator tape; performs required sterilizer testing procedures (bacteriological, test pack and Bowie-Dick). Loads and operates washer, sterilizers, and automated processors. Examines items to ensure that contamination has been removed. Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of RME. Receives items and correctly organizes them on shelves, insuring that rotation of stock using First In- First Out (FIFO) method. Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 8 hour tours. Various shifts and days available include rotations, weekend, and on-call duties Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600285100
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