Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supply Technician in Columbia, South Carolina
Summary The primary purpose of the position is to ensure that supplies and materials are distributed to all areas serviced by Supply Chain Management. Provides 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, instruments sets, and equipment. Responsibilities Duties performed include, but are not limited to: Maintains stock at primary and secondary inventory locations for all clinical and administrative services; Pulls stock inventory and material from main inventory for delivery; replenish stock inventory; Interact with customers to ensure issues and needs are identified, resolved, or escalated to supervisors; Recommends revision in stock levels as needed; Communicate concerns related to supplies to the lead or supervisor; Provide information needed orally/writing regarding issues, telephone inquiries, and visitor referrals; Communicate with customers/vendors to obtain information regarding medical supplies; Monitors expiration dates, and rotates stock to limit outdates, and removes items from use as required by outdates; Checks inventory for stock identified for recalled items and hazard alerts; Ensures critical supplies are appropriately monitored and controlled; Performs daily inventory of primary and secondary inventory points using bar coding equipment on a predetermined schedule; Resolves differences between records and physical count of stock; Distributes items according to established or adhoc requirements in computerized management systems such as GIP; Utilizes pager or similar device to expedite the pick/delivery of items needed in the supported catchment area; Fills requests for items based on a daily schedule of need or on an emergent basis; Delivers supplies in a timely and accurate manner; Completes specialty cart preparation and stocking; Cleans assigned areas in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Joint Commission standards; Receives supplies and materials into the supported catchment area. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm, Rotating weekend and holiday shift (subject to change based on agency needs) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Supply Technician/PD01842A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/21/2021. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of applicable policies and procedures as well as inventory systems such as the Generic Inventory Package (GIP); Knowledge issuing supplies and material, maintaining stock and inventories; replenishing stock inventories and identify recalled items; identifying and informing personnel of new or changed items/supplies; escalates complex issues to supervisor; assist customers in resolving supply management issues; ensures integrity of inventory management systems; utilize computerized systems for delivery, inventory, and issuance of receipts for supplies; manages control of critical supplies; maintain cleanliness of assigned areas in accordance with SOPs and Joint Commission Standards; fills requests for items based on daily schedules or on an emergent basis. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 4 years of education above high school. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the first 60 post-high school semester hours (i.e. beyond the second year). NOTE: Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs presently appointed under an Excepted Appointment (appointed without time limit and have at least one (1) year of continuous service) may apply for this vacancy in accordance with the VA and OPM Interchange Agreement, reference VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Appendix C. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Attention to DetailCustomer ServiceReasoningTechnical CompetenceTechnology Application 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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. Physical Requirements: The work requires standing and walking during the entire workday, and frequent reaching, bending and lifting of supply packages (occasionally weighing as 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/. Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: 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. Additional Information The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.