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Surgical Technician Nursing Service John Cochran Division Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

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Location:
Saint Louis, MO
Date:
11/23/2017
2017-11-232017-12-23
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Surgical Technician Nursing Service John Cochran Division Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Surgical Technician Nursing Service John Cochran Division Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $36,856.00 to $53,247.00 Grade 06 to 07
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/6/2017 Close Date 11/24/2017
Who may apply Public
Locations:
SAINT LOUIS, MO

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    11/06/2017 to 11/24/2017

  • Salary

    $36,856 to $53,247 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 06 - 07

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - Temporary NTE Three Years

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Announcement number

STL-18-T5-KeH-2022500

Control number

483613300

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    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.  
    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
     

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    Responsibilities

    The VA Saint Louis Health Care System is recruiting for a Surgical Technician in Nursing Service, John Cochran Division.  The surgical technician is a member of the surgical team and provides assistance to the surgeon and other team members during surgical procedures and participates with the surgical team members in planning and implementing complex procedures under the general supervision of the surgical team. Duties include but are not limited to: explains procedures to patient, assists with positioning of patients and adjusts equipment placement for patient's comfort; determines technical factors needed to perform surgical procedures, sets parameters that control and operate equipment/instruments; adjusts and monitors specialized equipment needed for difficult procedures; operates and maintains the sterility of surgical instruments and equipment for diagnostic and surgical procedures; cleans supply items and decontaminates the full range of reusable medical supplies and equipment; visually examines items for damage, deterioration or imperfections; observes the integrity, sterility and expiration data on prepackaged items; sterilizes items, determining appropriate methods of sterilization; assembles trays or sets according to guides and in a logical manner; supports physicians and nurses in the care and treatment of patients undergoing surgical procedures; transports patients pre-operatively and post-operatively; observes patients for change in condition; performs diagnostic support duties such as taking, recording and reporting deviations in vital signs, taking specimens, labeling specimens for laboratory; uses hot and cold packs, changes sterile dressings and assembles supporting equipment needed for surgical procedures.

    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Rotating tours-to include weekends and holidays, on-call

    Position Description Title/PD#: Surgical Technician PD#7343-I

    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.  Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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