Tri-City Medical Center

  • STERILE PROCESSING TECH I & II OR Intern

    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/30/2018 5:20 PM)
    ID
    2018-7101
    FTE Status
    PD .2
    Shift
    Eve
    Cost Center/Dept
    8381 - Sterile Processing
    Work Schedule
    Variable shifts to provide support when needed
  • Overview

    Position Summary:

    The Sterile Processing Department Technician I & II are responsible for the processing and distribution of instruments and medical equipment used in-patient care areas and for the input of patient charges.

     

    Major Position Responsibilities:

                     

                    Data Collection

    • Documents and verifies sterilization loads and biological tests to determine the efficacy of the sterilization process.
    • Documents and verifies washer check tests to determine the efficacy of the automated washer/disinfectors
    • Documents and verifies ultrasonic check tests to determine the efficacy of the ultrasonic cleaner
    • Documents the delivery of Patient Care Equipment

     

                    Technical Responsibilities

     

    • Decontamination: Identifies and uses appropriate methods to sort, disassemble, decontaminate, rinse and disinfect instruments and equipment. Maintains safety standards.
    • Preparing Instruments:  Consistently uses count sheets to correctly assemble, inspect, protect, wrap, containerize and/or peel package and label instruments
    • Sterilization Process: Selects appropriate sterilization methods. Knows and follows correct principles of sterilization.
    • High Level Disinfection: Identifies those items that require High Level Disinfection and performs and monitors per the Manufacturers Instructions for Use.
    • Storage: Properly handles and stores sterile and or non-sterile supplies, equipment, and instruments.
    • Distribution: Accesses Doctor Preference Card. Retrieves disburses medical and surgical supplies and equipment to the customer in a quality/timely manner.
    • Equipment: Knows, uses, maintains, and operates the equipment specific to SPD, i.e. steam, gas plasma, washer/disinfectors, ultrasonic cleaners, and heat sealers.
    • Inventory Control: Knows and uses the process involved in receiving, stocking, rotating and delivery of supplies. Communicates supplies issues in a timely manner.
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    • Environmental Standards: Maintains a clean orderly work area. Completes assigned housekeeping duties.
    • Resource: Serves as a resource to customers on all SPD functions. Helps train new employees.
    • Other: Performs all other related job duties as required. Tracks his/her progress and compliance in regards to training, staff meeting and inservice education and hospital mandatory training.

     

    Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

    Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

     

    Sterile Processing Tech Intern

    • Documentation of currently enrolled in a Sterile Processing certification program, required
    • Certification obtained within 8 months of hire or transfer, required.

     

    Sterile Processing Tech I

     

    • Two (2) years Sterile Processing Department (SPD) or Surgical Technician experience required. Documentation of enrollment in a Sterile Processing or Surgical Technician program or documentation of scheduled testing towards obtaining Certification required within 6 months of hire effective as of 11/2018.

     

     

    Sterile Processing Tech II

    • Certification and Two (2) years’ experience in a Hospital/Acute Care Surgical setting as a Sterile Processing Technician (also known as a Central Supply Technician or Instrument Room Technician) or as a Surgical Technician required. Must be proficient in assembling large complex instrumentation such as spine, open heart, and robotic instrumentation

     

    Education:

    High School diploma or GED required.

     

    Certifications:

    Sterile Processing Tech II

    Certified Sterile Processing Technician (or Certified Surgical Technician required.

     

    Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.

     

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