Job opening: Supply Technician
Salary: $37 696 - 49 009 per year
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
These positions serve as Supply Technicians for the Medical Supply Distribution (MSD) areas of Logistics Service within the VA Health Care System, Fort Meade, South Dakota. As a Supply Technician, you will provide wards, clinics, operating rooms, secondary storage locations, and other hospital facilities with supplies and material including, but not limited to, sterile and non-sterile medical supplies, instrument sets and equipment.
***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION; YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION***
Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:
Pulls stock inventory and material for delivery; replenishes stock inventory; interacts with clinical and administrative customers and maintains records on stock levels
Communicates to the Lead or Supervisor any concerns related to supplies, equipment and procedures
Provides information to customers regarding medical supplies
Monitors expiration dates, rotates stock to limit outdates and removes items from use as required by outdates
Monitors and controls critical supplies
Performs daily inventory using bar coding equipment on a predetermined schedule that will allow for timely replenishment
Resolves differences between records and physical count of stock
Distributes items according to established or ad hoc requirements in computerized inventory management systems
Delivers supplies in a timely manner and ensures supplies and material delivered are in sterile and operational condition
Completes specialty cart preparation
Cleans assigned secondary areas in accordance with aseptic principles
Receives supplies and material into the medical center's catchment area
Performs other duties as assigned
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, you must meet one of the requirements listed below.
Specialized Experience GS-5: I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level of Federal service. Qualifying specialized experience includes: providing supplies and material to clinical and administrative areas of a complex health care facility; scanning, bar-coding, receiving, storing and distributing medical and surgical supplies, instruments and other material; pulling stock, replenishing stock and maintaining records on stock levels; monitoring expiration dates; cleaning assigned areas in accordance with aseptic principles; utilizing an automated system to maintain inventory; and answers customer questions regarding supplies and materials. -OR-
Education: I have successfully completed 4 years above high school in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. If you are qualifying on education, transcripts are required. -OR-
Combination of Education and Experience: I have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and post high school education as described above that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of this position. For the GS-05, only education in excess of 60 semester hours (2 years) is creditable. If you qualify by a combination, your experience must be detailed in your resume and transcripts are required.
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Attention to DetailCustomer Service (Clerical/Technical)ReasoningTechnical CompetenceTechnology Application
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
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; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Physical Requirements: The work requires standing and walking during the entire workday, and frequent reaching, bending and lifting of supply packages (occasionally weighing was much as 50 pounds). Work requires pushing loaded carts of medical supplies (weighing in excess of 100+ pounds). With proper assistance, moves heavier items weighing over 40 pounds.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address VA Black Hills Health Care System
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade, SD 57741
- Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
- Phone: (844)456-5208
- Email: [email protected]