OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not approved. This position is located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) provides sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. Duties: -Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) in the decontamination area and may receive noncritical equipment in the decontamination area as well. -Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents, as determined by manufacturer instructions. -Inspects, assembles, and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, Sterrad, Steris, and high level disinfecting scope reprocessors. -Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. -Prepares operating room case carts daily utilizing surgery schedule. -Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing. -Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room. -Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes. Work Schedule: Second Shift 3pm-1130pm with Holiday and Weekend rotation, and Third shift 11pm-7:30am with Holiday and Weekend rotation. Training requirements for a minimum period of 3 months depending on prior SPS experience include but are not limited to: * Week 1:Initial Hospital Orientation 8a-430pm *Week 2: 1st Shift 7a-330pm then 1130-8pm until determined competent to move to scheduled 2nd shift hours, or 3rd shift hours.
Internal Number: 599451500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.