Medical Supply Technician

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 via USAJobs

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

White Earth, MN  |   #government

 


This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

This position is a Medical Supply Technician, Division of White Earth Service Unit, located at the White Earth Service Unit, White Earth, MN.

This position reports to the Infection Prevention and Control Specialist, or designee.

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):nIndividual Occupational Requirements Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above); 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.nORnEducation and TrainingnGS-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in courses such as medical supply processing, storage, and distribution; sterile supplies, operating room, and surgical technician courses; or other fields related to the position.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nYour resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: GS-4: 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience and/or 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation.nGS-5: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level and/or 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.nGS-6: I year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEnGS-4: Processing, assembling, troubleshooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing and issuing sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment; operation of washer-sterilizer, ultrasonic instrument cleaners, and gas and steam sterilizers; practice proper storage procedures; use aseptic techniques.nGS-5: Processing, assembling, troubleshooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing and issuing sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment; operation of washer-sterilizer, ultrasonic instrument cleaners, and gas and steam sterilizers; practice proper storage procedures; use aseptic techniques.nGS-6: Include: processing, assembling, troubleshooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing and issuing sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment; operation of washer-sterilizer, ultrasonic instrument cleaners, and steam sterilizers; practice proper storage procedures; use aseptic techniques; understanding basic medical/surgical terminology; proficient in the selection, use, testing and adjustment; advising medical personnel on the proper use of equipment.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.


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