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Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (sterile Processing)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Supervisory Medical Supply Technician. The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician will function in Sterile Processing Service.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/15/2022 to 08/05/2022Salary$59,228 - $76,992 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 8HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Cleveland, OH1 vacancyRemote jobNoTelework eligibleNoTravel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceExceptedPromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)0622 Medical Supply Aide And TechnicianSupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberCBSR-11523157-22-ARControl number665737500HelpThis job is open toFederal employees - Excepted serviceCurrent excepted service federal employees.Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyCurrent, Permanent VA Employees and Current, Permanent Employees of Other Federal Agencies.HelpThis job is also open in another announcement to:The publicVeteransHelpThis job is also open in another announcement to:The publicVeteransVideosHelpDutiesDuties of the Supervisory Medical Supply Technician include but are not limited to: Managing, interacting and dealing with individuals of varying backgrounds.Directing staff and managing tasks to be completed.Overseeing and supervising all aspects of decontamination, preparation, sterilization, monitoring, and distribution of RME.Performing a full range of supervisory duties, including assigning, planning and evaluating work, recommending awards, approving leave, identifying training needs, and resolving staff issues.Functioning as a first-level supervisor responsible for the oversight of a group of MSTs, with administrative responsibility for planning and directing of the work.Overseeing attendance and leave, including approval of sick and annual leave and vacation schedules. Informs higher level management of anticipated vacancies or increases in workload.Recommending promotions, reassignments, recognition of superior performance, retention or release of probationary employees or other changes of assigned personnel.Holding corrective interviews with employees, referring disciplinary problems to higher levels of management.Resolving informal complaints of employees and deals with union representatives on personnel matters.Providing technical supervisory necessary for accomplishing the work of the organizational unit. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 10:00p.m. to 6:30a.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD85006A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredHelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.Must be proficient in written and spoken English.You may be required to serve a probationary period.Subject to background/security investigation.Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.Must pass pre-employment physical examination.Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. QualificationsApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.English Language Proficiency - You must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3j, this part.Experience - One Year of experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work or provides an understanding of the work; orEducation- One year above a high school that included at least 6 semester hours in health care related courses such as sterile processing, nursing assistant, hospital corpsman, and operating room and surgical technician courses or other courses related to the position; orExperience/Education Combination- Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grandfathering Provision- All MSTs that are employed on VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employee who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply: 1. Employees grandfathered into GS-622 occupational series as MSTs may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journeyman) level, or changed to lower grade within the occupation. 2. MSTs who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualifications Grade Determinations: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade of a GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.Examples of GS-07 or equivalent experience are:Practical knowledge of conventional fact-finding or investigative techniques in order to evaluate internal work processes.Skill to develop, analyze and evaluate facts relative to unsatisfactory conditions or trends.Knowledge of and skill in applying various methods and techniques for investigating, analyzing and recommending corrective action on complex quality problems.Knowledge of the SPS policies and procedural manuals, infection control procedures, and accrediting agencies and quality assurance guidelines to assure appropriateness of work during quality assurance reviews.Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other software programs.Thorough knowledge of aseptic principles and techniques, which include sterilized operations, sterilizer mediums, and tests to determine the effectiveness of sterilization, packaging, storage, and shelf life.Ability to communicate orally and in writing to ensure staff compliance with written directives, rules and regulations. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:Ability to manage, interact and deal with individuals of varying backgrounds.Ability to direct staff and manage tasks to be completed.Ability to oversee and supervise all aspects of decontamination, preparation, sterilization, monitoring, and distribution of RME.Ability to perform a full range of supervisory duties, including assigning, planning and evaluating work, recommending awards, approving leave, identifying training needs, and resolving staff issues. Preferred Experience:One year of experience of aseptic and sterilization procedures. Preferred Certification: Either Level 2 NPOSC Certification and/or National Certification from IAHCSMM or CBSPD ( Certified Instrument Technician) References: VA Handbook 5005/76, Part II, Appendix G47 Physical Requirements: The employee usually stands and moves from one part of the room to another while performing duties. There is frequent requirement for lifting instrument trays or baskets or instrument sets weighing up to 50 pounds from the floor to chest level. The incumbent transports trays and equipment on carts that may weigh up to 400 pounds when full. They may be pushed but are usually pulled due to height and visibility concerns.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional informationReceiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read moreHelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.HelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year). Your most recent SF-50 that shows title, series, and grade.If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade, you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade in addition to your last or most recent SF-50 indicating proof of status. Note: Your SF-50 must reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.Cover LetterDD-214/ Statement of ServiceDisability Letter (Schedule A)Disability Letter (VA)LicenseOF-306Other (1)Other (2)Other (3)Performance AppraisalProfessional CertificationResumeSeparation Notice (RIF)SF-15SF-50/ Notification of Personnel ActionTranscript Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans' Preference.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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