The incumbent is the Educator Medical Supply Technician (MST), Sterile Processing Service (SPS) that will have knowledge of the processes for Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) as required by this position. 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. The incumbent will be able to demonstrate their ability to utilize an acceptable proficiency in the use of RME appropriate to this position. The primary purpose of the Trainer Medical Supply Technician is to serve as the training program coordinator for Sterile Processing Service second shift. The Trainer MST provides support to the leadership in SPS in all duties related to education, training, orienting new employees, and employee competency review to assure quality workmanship throughout decontamination and sterilization units of all critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment. Serves as a formal or informal preceptor and/or mentor to employees. Educates sterile processing employees on the interpretation and application of evidence-based knowledge to improve practices and outcomes. Additional duties includes but are not limited to the following: Provides initial orientation and a continuing on the job training for new and established SPS employees. Develops, monitors, and revises SPS education programs for transportation, decontamination, preparation/assembly, sterilization/disinfection, distribution, and storage of reusable medical equipment for the medical center. Develops and provides training to employees to fully comply with provisions of safety regulations and infection control procedures and principles. Identifies the training needs of SPS employees, develops training plans, and arrange training to meet the needs of employees. Creates learning plans that meet the needs of individual and specific groups. Evaluates and documents results of learning activities. Participates in tracking and trending educational data. Develops instructional plans and training based on established learning objectives and requirements that are provided in the manufacturer's instructions, VHA directives and memorandums. Evaluates employee competency on proper procedures and methods based on department and hospital polices. Evaluates the employee compliance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). This includes posting and maintaining current documents of SOP, Competencies and Information for Use (IFU) documents on a regular basis. Develops, monitors, and revises SPS educational programs for both new and existing employees. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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