The incumbent is the Supervisor of Sterile Processing Service (SPS), for the TVHS Campuses. The incumbent rotates assignments among various sterilization processing, decontamination, and basic and complex surgical tray assembly, and reusable inventory, medical equipment processing and quality assurance functions. The incumbent may be required to work day's, evenings, nights, weekends, and/or holidays. The incumbent is the Supervisor of Sterile Processing Service (SPS), for the TVHS Campuses. The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician (MST) exercises direct supervisory responsibilities for planning, directing and coordinating the complexities of an activity allowing coverage through SPS. The incumbent will oversee and direct the activities of Medical Supply Technicians, OR Core Technicians, and Medical Lead Technicians. Employees supervised are often outside the SPS servicing clinics or areas distant from the primary work center. The incumbent makes decision based on problems presented by leaders; works with heads of other organizations to resolve mutual problems or areas of concern, and advises Chief, and SPS management, on problems in the organization and assesses the impact of those problems on the organization's activities and those of related facility/system activities. Plans and assigns work on a daily, weekly and annual basis, sets deadlines, priorities, develops operating instructions, performance standards, identifies equipment requirements, and recommends methods to improve quality and productivity. Incumbent must be familiar with all of the duties performed in SPS, as well as standard operating procedures and manufacturers guidelines. The Supervisory MST is the subject matter expert and has experience of all highly complex processes to determine effectiveness of the staff. Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, and/or Holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Qualification Requirements: VA Handbook 5005/76, Part II, Appendix G-47 Physical Requirements: The incumbent usually stands and moves from one part of the room to another while performing duties. Is frequently required to lift packages weighing 50 pounds, and regularly pushes carts weighing up to 300 pounds for distances up to 2640 feet. Occasional Travel: This position may be selected to attend VHA sponsored educational training or certification courses. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Tennessee and Federal Driver License to operate a government vehicle.
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.