The W.G."BILL" Hefner VA Medical Center is looking for a well experienced Medical Supply Technician to work at the Salisbury VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC. The Medical Supply Technicians will rotate assignments among the various transportation, sterilization, processing, decontamination, surgical tray assembly, reusable medical equipment processing and quality assurance functions. Duties include but not limited to: Collection, transportation, receipt, inspection and decontamination processing of soiled instruments, equipment, and apparatus to include complex diagnostic equipment and medical apparatus by following manufacturer instructions, Standard Operating Procedures, and National/VA guidance. Completely and thoroughly disassembling all parts of technical reusable medical equipment (RME) to ensure the removal of bio-burden prior to sterilization. Endoscopes will be retrieved, cleaned, monitored for quality, high level disinfection performed, transported, stored, and documentation of endoscopic scope processes completed, following manufacturer instructions, Standard Operating Procedures, and National/VA guidance, Operating decontamination equipment such as but not all inclusive; washer decontaminators/disinfectors, table top and floor model ultrasonic washers, irrigators, laproscopic insulation testers, dental lube machines, automatic cart wash and tube dryers, and high level disinfectors (GUS System). Validating all cleaning of instrumentation and RME using department Standard Operating Procedures and manufacture guidelines. Regularly tests operations and cleaning of equipment for effectiveness of sterilization. The incumbent monitors performance of sterilizers for quality control by conducting bacteriological tests. Conducts daily biological monitoring of numerous different sterilizers throughout SPS. Updates the documentation tracking system with results of biological tests. Conforms to and ensures that all safety and infection control rules, regulations and requirements (e.g., dress code and traffic control procedures) in the decontamination and preparation areas are followed by all personnel working in, or entering the work area. Assembling minor and complex tray sets and instrumentation packs used for a variety of general and specialized medical and surgical procedures Assembling surgical case carts according to physician preference and computer generated picking lists for use in operating rooms. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm 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.