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Medical Supply Technician Sterile Processing John Cochran Division Not To Exceed Years Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Medical Supply Technician Sterile Processing John Cochran Division Not To Exceed Years Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $36,856.00 to $47,917.00 Grade 06 to 06
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/20/2017 Close Date 12/11/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    11/20/2017 to 12/11/2017

  • Salary

    $36,856 to $47,917 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 06

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - Temporary NTE Three years


13 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    The VA Saint Louis Health Care System is a 2 Campus, full-service tertiary referral center, with 4 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Providing advanced inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas, including the VA's busiest interventional cardiac program, interventional radiology and radiation oncology.
    Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.   As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ " 
    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").  
    The VA offers employees great benefits to include paid vacation and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K) with matching contributions.  
    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    Duties: Position is located in the Sterile Processing Service, VHA St. Louis Health Care system. Duties may include but are not limited to:

    • Reprocess a full range of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) including those used in the operating room.
    • Prepares and selects the correct method of processing RME based on the Spaulding Classification System.
    • Receives contaminated supplies such as instruments, powered devices, and equipment from the operating rooms and clinics.
    • Inspects items for damage and insures they are in good working order.
    • Determines correct method for cleaning, high-level disinfection and sterilization of various instruments using manufacturers guidelines.
    • Removes contaminants by manual cleaning, ultrasonic and mechanical decontamination methods.
    • Loads, monitors performance for quality control, tests and operates reusable equipment such as ultrasonic cleaners, instrument flushing devices, washer-disinfectors, drying devices, etc.
    • Receives sterilized trays, sets and packs from sterilizers and accurately interprets indicators to demonstrate correct exposure to various sterilization methods.
    • Stocks sterile items on shelves or delivery carts using a first in, first out method of rotation 

    This position is part of the bargaining unit.
    This position is covered by FLSA.

    Work Schedule: Rotating, to include weekends and holidays.

    Position Description Title/PD#: Medical Supply Technician PD# 657-2706A

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This position is a Not To Exceed appointment for no greater than three years

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482660400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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