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Department of VA - WV Medical Supply Technician 


Department Of Veterans Affairs

Martinsburg WV 25401

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: (POP): 1 AUG 23 THRU 31 JULY 2024 (Additional Year Options Available)

8 hours per day 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

The primary purpose of the position is to ensure that EIL scanning process is completed in all areas serviced by Logistics. Provide assist with equipment turn in procedures. Assignments include but are not limited to: scanning, barcoding, receiving, storing, and the distribution of medical and surgical supplies, instruments, equipment and other material. The work requires knowledge of applicable policies and procedures as well as inventory systems such as the generic inventory package (GIP), bar-coding, aseptic procedures and Logistics processes.
Work is performed on established shifts, which may involve evening, overnight, or weekend hours.

  • Maintains stock at primary and secondary inventory locations for all clinical and administrative services. This involves pulling stock inventory and material from main inventory for delivery; replenishing stock inventory; interacting with clinical and administrative customers to ensure issues and needs are identified and either resolved or escalated to supervisors or Inventory Management Specialists as needed; maintaining records on stock levels; recommending revisions in stock levels as needed to supply changes to Inventory Management Specialists; communicating to the lead or supervisors any concerns related to supplies, equipment and procedures, providing information as needed orally or in writing regarding customer or external stakeholder issues, general telephone inquiries and visitor referrals; communicating with customers and vendors to obtain information regarding medical supplies.
  • Monitors expiration dates, rotates stock to limit outdates and removes items from use as required by outdates. Supports managers in checking inventory for stock identified for recalled items and hazard alerts; ensures critical supplies are appropriately monitored and controlled, resolving deviations when possible, and escalating significant deviations to the Inventory Management Specialists.
  • Performs daily inventory of primary and secondary inventory points using bar coding equipment on a predetermined schedule that will allow for timely replenishment orders. Resolves differences between records and physical count of stock.
  • Distributes items according to established or ad hoc requirements in computerized inventory management systems such as GIP. Utilizes a pager or similar device to expedite the pick/delivery of items needed in user areas throughout the VA HCS and supported catchment area. Fills requests for items based on daily schedules of need or on an emergent basis as appropriate. Delivers supplies in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring supplies and material delivered are in sterile and operational condition. Deliveries will be to wards, clinics and other secondary locations that may be in remote sites. Delivery by motor vehicle may be required.
  • Completes specialty cart preparation and stocking.
  • Cleans assigned secondary areas (shelves and bins) in accordance with aseptic principles as published in infection control guidelines, local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Joint Commission standards as scheduled.
  • Supports wall-to-wall and periodic inventories.
  • As needed, assists in other functional areas of the Section and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Receives supplies and material into the VA Health Care System and supported catchment area. Unpacks/uncrates supplies from shipping cartons; properly stores supplies and material in main/primary inventory areas. Stores items in accordance with established guidelines, utilizing a computerized inventory system, to ensure sterility and integrity of the supplies and material and the data integrity of the inventory management system. Through periodic inventory and discussion with ward and clinical personnel, maintains stock levels, returns reusable supplies to the distribution area, and informs clinic and ward personnel on new or changed items and supplies, current medical supply resources, and shelf life. Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Requires practical knowledge of standard supply management procedures to perform work involving inventory and excess material management. Knowledge and ability to interpret policies, procedures, manuals, and regulations pertaining to supply/inventory management and federal acquisition systems.
  • Requires knowledge related to stock rotation, hazard alerts and recalls to ensure outdated or otherwise compromised supplies and material are removed from usage area.
  • Requires knowledge of an automated inventory system to monitor issues and receipts in support of stock replenishment processes. Requires analytical ability to define and recognize problems, to collect applicable data and make recommendations for a solution.
  • Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, sufficient to enter information and manage supply inventory.
  • Knowledge of the names of the different supply items including the trays and sets, and a general understanding of how items are used in case the user refers to them by another name.
  • Requires knowledge of the availability, economic use, operation, and integration of aseptic procedures into the total health care program.
  • Knowledge and general understanding of terminology and items related to specialty carts to ensure carts are built appropriately.
  • Knowledge of item descriptions, medical and surgical terminology established work methods, and recognized priorities of the clinical areas served.
  • Requires effective communication concepts techniques and methods (oral and written) to communicate with a variety of individuals, including internal and external customers.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Compensation $19.78 plus $4.98 for a total of $24.76 per hour  
Position Department of VA - WV Medical Supply Technician  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/21/2023  
Location Department of Veteran Affairs Martinsburg WV 25401  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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