Sterile Processing Technician-Certification Pending Clinical Support Hours: 9:00AM - 5:30PM Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: 72H -
Job Summary Responsible for the proper care, cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization of all surgical instrumentation. # Job Responsibilities Ensures policies, procedures, and practices of sterile processing comply with the standards established by all regulatory agencies. Receives, decontaminates, sterilizes surgical instruments, and distributes patient care equipment according to instruction for use (IFU). Ensures timely delivery of instrumentation to Surgery, Cath Lab, Women#s Services, and outside clinics. Receives, inspects, and disassembles instrumentation in decontamination, following the manufacturer#s IFU removes the bioburden from the instruments. Operates all cleaning and sterilizing equipment according to IFU(s). Performs leak tests to determine the water tight integrity of the scope is intact before initiating the cleaning and high-level disinfection process or terminal sterilization of scope for endoscopy. Inspects packaging and containers prior to assembly of instruments. Maintains records for all sterilization procedures that are processed including interpretation of all biological monitoring, validation of monitoring results, and quality assurance checks to ensure sterilization parameters are met. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and educational experiences. Maintains a clean work area following established departmental policies, procedures, and infection control standards. Assembles surgical case carts according to physician preference and computer generated picking list. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire No experience required CRCST - Certified and Registered Central Service Technician through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) required within 24 months of employment in this position OR CSPDT - Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required within 24 months of employment in this position OR CST - Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) required within 24 months of employment in this position OR TS-C - Tech in Surgery-Certified through National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) required within 24 months of employment in this position Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Frequently Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Frequently Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Frequently Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Occasionally Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.