U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$33,394.00 to $48,385.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$33,394 to $48,385 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 5 - 6
4 vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Rotating weekends and holidays); 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm, 10:30 pm to 7:00 am
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Medical Supply Technician/GS-622-5 & 6, PD 02978-I; 02978-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Position is located in the Sterile Processing Services (SPS) Section of Patient Services. In addition, you will provide inventory support and physically maintain stock at primary and secondary inventory locations for SPS.
Duties include but not limited to:
· Serves as Medical Supply Technician in Sterile Processing Services (SPS).
· Provides inventory support and physically maintains stock at secondary inventory locations for SPS.
· Provides sterilization, preparation, and decontamination support for the medical center. Properly disassembles supply items avoiding damage or unnecessary wear.
· Utilizes Standard Operating Procedures and manufacturer instructions during required troubleshooting.
· Uses seasoned judgment to ensure minimum potential for damage to equipment.
· Removes gross contamination, pre-sterilizes biological contamination and decontaminates all reusable supplies and equipment.
· Visually examines items for damage, deterioration, or imperfections such as rust, pitting and cracks.
· Operates medical equipment to determine whether it operates correctly after reassembly.
· Packages individual items or assembles items into sets or trays.
· Determines appropriate method of sterilization and attaches chemical indicator tape to package.
· Receives new supplies, checks deliveries for quality and quantity.
· Stores items in accordance with inventory system.
Job family (Series)
0622 Medical Supply Aide And Technician
Medical Equipment Preparers
Preparers, Medical Equipment
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/30/2018.
GS-05: There is no time in grade restriction at the GS-05 level.
GS-06: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. For this vacancy announcement, applicants must have completed 52 weeks at the (GS-5) grade level to be eligible for the (GS-6) grade level. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
GS-5: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-04) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience in processing, assembling, trouble-shooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and issuing sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment. The applicant must possess knowledge of the technical names, general uses, physical characteristics, and operating conditions of medical supply items; knowledge of decontamination, cleaning, preparation, sterilization, and storage procedures; knowledge of aseptic techniques; and skill in operating a washer-sterilizer, ultrasonic instrument cleaners, and gas and steam sterilizers. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work as an operating room technician, medical instrument technician, nursing assistant, corpsman, or laboratory worker
Applicants may substitute 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with courses directly related to this position (medical supply processing, storage, and distribution) for the experience required for the GS-05 level. (MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE)
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. (MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE)
GS-6: Applicants must have One (1) full year of specialized experience with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position successfully that is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: experience in processing, assembling, trouble-shooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and issuing sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment. The applicant must possess knowledge of the technical names, general uses, physical characteristics, and operating conditions of medical supply items; knowledge of decontamination, cleaning, preparation, sterilization, and storage procedures; knowledge of aseptic techniques; and skill in operating a washer-sterilizer, ultrasonic instrument cleaners, gas and steam sterilizers, knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, medical terms, and surgical procedures. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work as an operating room technician, medical instrument technician, nursing assistant, corpsman, or laboratory worker. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-05 level in Federal service to qualify at the grade 06. NOTE: Evidence of specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Please provide such documentation on resume.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.
Competency 1 - Ability to screen, prepare, and complete Sterile Processing Assignments.
Competency 2 - Knowledge of Sterile Processing policies and procedures.
Competency 3 - Knowledge of use, operation, maintenance, assembly, and disassembly of medical supplies and equipment.
Competency 4 - Knowledge of aseptic principle and techniques.
Competency 5 - Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, medical terms, and surgical procedures.
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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The work is performed in various settings; office, preparation, decontamination, sterile storage areas, and in other services and departments. The incumbent may be required to work in areas that are hot, cold, drafty, and poorly lighted. The employee is subject to the possibility of falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises and other injuries from material handling equipment. The work requires standing, walking, bending, stooping stretching, and reaching during the entire workday, and frequent bending and lifting of supply packages (occasionally weighing as much as 50 pounds). All SPS staff is required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when assigned to all areas within SPS, operations as well as any of the clinical and operating room environments where appropriate PPE is deemed necessary while performing duties.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets
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For more information on the Who may apply eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You 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 WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
2. Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
3. Copy of transcripts if you are basing part or all your qualifications on education.
4. The following documents are required IF
You are claiming ACTIVE DUTY military service: You must provide a copy of your DD Form 214(s) must cover ALL periods of active duty service, and reflect character of service /type of discharge, i.e. honorable discharge).
You are claiming Veterans Preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran: You must complete and submit a SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf, AND you must submit a copy of your VA disability/preference determination letter.
You are a CURRENT employee of VA or any other Federal Government agency: You must include your latest SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action (or equivalent) that indicates your current title, series, grade and status.
You are a FORMER employee of VA or any other Federal Government agency: You must include your latest SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action (or equivalent), that indicates your title, series, grade and status at the time of your separation from Federal Service.
Please use this checklist
to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
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 from schools 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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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/30/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10158460
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Agency contact information
Robert Cundiff Robert Cundiff
Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital
800 Hospital Drive
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.