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Central Sterile Supply (CSS)/Surgery Technician

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Central Sterile Supply (CSS)/Surgery Technician
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170216
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Central Sterile Supply (CSS) Surgery Technician to assist faculty and house officers during surgical procedures for routine, emergency and after-hours cases. Instruct senior veterinary students by demonstrating and maintaining aseptic technique preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Maintains the daily flow of surgical operations to ensure availability of personnel and operating rooms for all procedures. Orders and maintains supplies. Performs central sterile procedures including cleaning, packing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies. Assist in other areas as directed by supervisor. This position is essential and must report to work during inclement weather and authorized closings.

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidate must have experience in veterinary care of large and small animals; working knowledge of basic companion and large animal anatomy and physiology; experience in hospital central sterile supply (CSS) and operating rooms; ability to handle and restrain all species of animals; knowledge of surgical suite, CSS instrumentation and sterile technique; excellent communication skills; must be able to safely move and handle up to 75lbs; rabies prophylaxis required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications:

International Association of Health Care Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM); Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST), or eligible for completion within 12 months of hire.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Normal work schedule is 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, but may require various work schedules including irregular hours, nights, and weekends including holidays.
Required to carry a pager and be within a 30 minute radius of the VTH when on call.
This position is considered essential and must report to work during emergency and inclement weather closings.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu. To be considered, Applicants MUST apply on-line to Posting Number: SW0170216, by the close date of April 3, 2017. If you have any questions please call our Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email HRServiceCenter@vt.edu

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Vet. Medicine Teaching Hospital
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 10AM-7PM
Posting Date: 03/17/2017
Review Begin Date:
Job Close Date: 04/03/2017
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74730

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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