Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services
This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.
This position is located in Division of Nursing, Sterile Processing Department (SPD).
Purpose of this position is to perform a variety of task necessary for the processing of sterile supplies for distribution to the OR service, acute patient care nursing units and various outpatient clinics.
Position reports to the Supervisory Nurse of the department.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; religious; spiritual; community; social).
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):nGS-05: Candidate must have completed 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level to qualify for the GS-5 level; or must have 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.
GS-06: Candidate must have completed 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level to qualify for the GS-6 level.
Specialized Experience: 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.
At GS-05: Specialized experience is experience in processing, assembling, trouble-shooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and issuing sterile and unsterilized medical supplies and equipment.
At GS-06: Specialized experience is experience in utilizing technical names, general uses and physical characteristics of supplies and equipment, and operating conditions of medical supply items; experience in decontamination, cleaning, preparation, sterilization, and storage procedures; experience in aseptic techniques and operating a washer-sterilizer, ultrasonic instrument cleaners, and gas and stem sterilizers.
NOTE: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.
Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
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