This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until June 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be January 26, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The selectee will be assigned to the Sterile Processing Service (decontamination, preparation, and sterile storage) within Patient Care Service (PCS). The selectees will be responsible for the following: Assembling a full range of sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room. Assemblies range from simple sets of four or five instruments to very complex sets of up to ninety instruments such as femoral vascular, abdominal vascular, etc. Assembles delicate micro-surgical sets such as micro-surgical ear set, ENT plastic set for procedures requiring plastic surgery, micro-surgical eye instruments, etc. These sets contain stainless steel instruments, titanium stapes, screws, plates, and other prostheses which require expert care and careful attention. Trays are clearly labeled for identification and initiated. Assembles and selects the correct sterilizing method for a variety of costly and delicate equipment such as flexible Bronchoscopes, Choledochoscope, Resectoscope, and other flexible and rigid endoscope. Receives contaminated supplies such as instruments, basins, syringes, needles, thermometers and equipment from wards, operating rooms and clinics and inspects these items for damage and ensures that they are in good working condition. The selectee determines correct method for cleaning and pre-sterilization. In the performance of official duties, the selectee has regular access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive data which must be protected under the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal regulations, VA Statues and policy, and VHA policy. A thorough knowledge of medical and surgical terminology, human anatomy, and physiology is required so the selectee is able to select the right instrument sets, packs, and specialized instruments to do the procedure with only the diagnosis or name of the operation to be performed available to him/her. Work Schedule: Day, Evening and Night Tours available. Selectee's specific tour will be determined by Supervisor/Manager upon hire, and will be based on the needs of the unit. May be required to work weekends, holidays during the week, and rotating on call, but must be able to change schedule to accommodate the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: Not authorized Telework: Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements, and you must submit your application within 120 days of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000, not to exceed $40,000 per year) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. For additional information on how to apply, contact Human Resources via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with the EDRP Coordinator.
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.