The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) is assigned to the Sterile Processing Service at the James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona,PA. The Incumbent is responsible for the receipt of contaminated critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment (RME) and for the decontamination and sterilization of this RME. This is the full performance level for the occupation. Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in the decontamination area and may receive noncritical equipment in the decontamination area as well. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents, as determined by manufacturer instructions. Inspects, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, Sterrad, Steris, ETO, and high-level disinfecting scope reprocessors. Processes all complex endoscopic instrumentation to include those medical devices used in the gastroenterology laboratory, bronchoscopy laboratory, urology and operating room. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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