The Incumbent will be responsible for receiving all reusable, contaminated instrumentation and equipment directly from all patient care areas, including the OR Suites, Endoscopy labs, Dental Services, specialty clinics and patient wards. Follows the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the removal of all soil, blood, tissue fragments, bone, body fluids and other gross contaminants. Disassembles and reassembles equipment and instruments where the internal parts may become contaminated. This announcement is not intended to cover all duties, qualifications, or responsibilities of this position: Remove trays of instruments and equipment; inspects items to ensure gross contamination has been removed and instruments are functioning properly. Operates various kinds of equipment such as ultrasonic, fiber-optic and laparoscopic instrument cleaners; washer-sterilization/decontaminators, autoclaves, plasma and gas sterilizers and associated devices. Process a wide array of semi-critical Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) to include but not limited to the various and diverse endoscopes and probes used in endoscopy, bronchoscopy, imaging, urology, ENT, and other specialty clinics. Responsible for preparing the full range of reusable medical/surgical supplies and equipment used throughout the Medical Center. Sort out the instruments by size and type and reassembles trays and sets based on recognition of key items or inventory needs. Use care in packing to protect points, cutting edges, and delicate instruments and to insure effective penetration of the sterilizing medium. Determine proper method of sterilization and performs required sterilizer testing procedures, monitors (biological, chemical, and mechanical) documenting results. Safely loads and unloads sterilizers and visually inspects packages for integrity and proper sterilization. Assemble and load surgical case carts according to the daily surgical schedule. Work Schedule: variable tours: 11:00am to 11:30pm; 11:00pm to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 11:30pm; 11:00pm to 9:30am Compressed/Flexible: Compressed is available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.