STERILE PROCESSING TECH-FT-83801-EVES

Nursing 83801 - Sterile Processing Full-Time Evenings 8 Hour 1000


Description

The Sterile Processing Technician II provides support services to the operating room and other departments throughout the organization. This position is responsible for decontamination, assembly, sterilization of instrumentation, and cleaning of equipment for patient use on the floors.

Core Competencies

Cleans carts, surgical instruments, power and specialty equipment, using washer/disinfectors, sonic washer and dryer, and cart washers
Sorts, assembles and wraps/containerizes instruments and specialty equipment for sterilization in 8 out of 13 Service Lines: General, GYN, Plastics/Burn, Urology, Ophthalmology, ENT/Dental, Robotic, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Orthopedic, Spine, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics according to department standards
Distributes and or stores instruments and equipment according to department standards
Checks procedure trays and instrument sets for accuracy, consistency and condition of instruments and initials all work performed.
Makes daily rounds to floors and departments to pick up soiled instruments and equipment.
Cleans and disinfects soiled equipment and instruments thoroughly.
Maintains and operates the washer/disinfectors, cart lift, and cart washer as recommended by the manufacturer
Communicates any special requests to oncoming shift
Checks equipment to determine proper functioning, and notifies appropriate person to resolve any issues identified
Assembles and packages linen for OR case carts and other departments throughout the hospital as necessary.
Assists in assembling operating room case carts.
Sterilizes instruments and supplies using steam, Sterrad, or Steris System 1E sterilizers
Monitors sterilizers, washer/disinfectors and other equipment for proper functioning and reports malfunctions to appropriate person
Maintains sterilization records and other documentation as necessary
Attends seminars and in-services to maintain certification and up-to-date knowledge of sterile processing methods and practices
Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times
Maintains knowledge in all sterilization, CDPH and Joint Commission regulatory standards, identifies any gaps or deficiencies and reports immediately for correction.
Adheres to and demonstrates ability to follow policies and procedures related to preparation and packaging of instrumentation.
Adheres to and demonstrates ability to follow policies and procedures related to decontamination.
Performs Quality Control checks on procedure trays and instrument sets for accuracy, consistency and condition of instruments and initials all work performed
Assists with cross training to new specialties
Assists and supports a new or transferred employee through a planned orientation.
Maintains current level by providing 1 inservice annually, or is a super user for new product/device or other activity submitted for approval by manager.
Takes after hours call in the surgery department

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
N/AN/A
Additional Information

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
1experience as a Sterile Processing Tech
Additional Information
4 letters of recommendation from peers (two selected by employee, two selected by Supervisor) required for employees advancing from previous level.

License / Certification Requirements

CRCST or CBSPD within 24 months of hire