Central Sterile Processing Technician at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/6/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Date Posted:
    11/6/2020
  • Job ID:
    20024880
  • Job Family
    Surgery
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description
Central Sterile Processing Tech - FT Days

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Manchester
Small town with a family-like workplace
Centrally located to outdoor recreation activities
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What You Will Be Responsible For:

•         Decontaminates all surgical instruments and equipment immediately after surgery.

•         Maintains adequate turnaround of instrumentation and trays in the event of an emergency

•         situation.

•         Inspects instrumentation as it is cleaned for any defects or damage.

•         Assembles instrument trays in a timely manner to assure all necessary instruments are present, according to the count sheets, notifies supervisor of any deviations.

•         Monitors sterilizers in Sterile Supply and OR according to infection control policies.

•         Approves that each sterilization load has reached its completion as to the required time, temperature and pressure for the duration required to reach sterilization.

•         Logs the approved printout from each load in the appropriate book per SPD policies and procedures.

•         Accurately reads and documents biological results for required loads and notifies supervisor or manager of any deviation from the norm.

•         Performs testing of sterilization equipment for functionality daily.

•         Selects proper packaging and sterilization methods as appropriate to the instrumentation.

•         Properly loads and unloads sterilizer to ensure items will be exposed to proper sterilization conditions.

EQUIPMENT USED:

 

Operates and maintains Steam Autoclaves, leak tester, Steris sterilizers, washer decontaminators, biological incubators, ultrasonic cleaner. Office equipment used. Telephones, computers, copier, fax, printer and calculator.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED and GIVEN:

 

Reports directly to Surgery Nurse Manager


Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

 

•         Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.

•         Basic knowledge in Medical Terminology required

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

•         One (1) year experience working in Sterile Processing or Surgical field preferred.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

•            High school diploma or GED.

•           Must be computer literate. Word and Excel experience preferred

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

•         One (1) year surgical medical supplies knowledge preferred.

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

 

•         Must obtain certification in sterile processing principles or related professional certification within 2 years of hire date.

•         BCLS

Job Summary:

 

Responsible for the manual and mechanical decontamination, preparation and sterilization of products, instruments and equipment. Complies with all policies and procedures regarding sterilization, decontamination as it applies to Infection Control and safety. Performs routine preventative maintenance on Sterile Processing (SPD) equipment. Keeps surgical instrumentation and endoscopes in good working order and notifies the Supervisor or Manager of necessary repairs. Assist Supervisor in maintaining disinfectants and sterilization supplies. Assembles instruments trays according to count sheets, ensuring instrument trays are complete. Accurate and in good condition. Notifies Supervisor or Manager of lost instruments. Communicates with appropriate surgery technicians that all supply, instruments and equipment supplied by SPD is available and ready for scheduled and emergency surgical cases. Orders and receives stock, perform daily cycle counts, rotates stock, post departmental requisitions and charges. Inventory and restock surgical supplies in SPD and OR instruments according to par levels. Notifies appropriate staff of needed updates to Surgeon’s preference cards.



This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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