Lead Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 615508300
The Lead Medical Supply Technicians in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) receive contaminated critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment (RME) in the decontamination area, and may receive noncritical equipment. Disassembles RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as, but not limited to, ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washer-disinfectors, cart washer and chemical cleaning decontamination agents, as determined by manufacturer instructions. The Lead Medical Supply Technician (MST) is responsible for the lead duties in the Sterile Processing Service (SPS). He/She must be able to direct and lead SPS personnel and communicate effectively to ensure end user needs are met on a consistent basis. Must be organized and detail oriented to provide direction to Medical Supply Technicians GS-0622-7 level and/or below as to complete tasks in a timely accurate manner. He/she will accommodate special and emergent requirements through consultation and coordination with the medical/surgical professional staff. The incumbent advises medical personnel on the proper use of reusable medical equipment and trouble shoots problems that may arise. On a regular and recurring basis, lead duties in this position consist of the following: Distributes and balances the workload among staff on day and evening shifts in order to ensure timely processing and to ensure that each employee has enough work to keep busy. Maintains awareness of the status and progress of work, and makes day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities. Reports on expected time of completion of work, and maintain records of work accomplishments and time expended. Prepares production reports as requested. Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques and make available written instructions and reference materials as necessary. Provides on the job training to new employees. Maintains current knowledge and answers questions of other employees on procedures, policies, directives, etc. May obtain needed information or decisions from the supervisor on problems that arise. Spot checks work in progress and assists in reviewing completed work to see that instructions, work sequences, standard operating procedures, and manufacturer's instructions for use are followed. Amend or reject work not meeting established standards. Questions or issues not covered by standards are referred to the supervisor. Monitors working conditions such as seating, ventilation, lighting, safety, etc. Will resolve simple, informal complaints of employees, but refer other situations to the supervisor. Reports to the supervisor on performance, progress and training needs of employees. Reports on behavior problems Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 3:00pm, no rotation of shifts, no on call-status. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.