* Sterile Processing Technician

Sterile Processing Technician
Department:
Operate RM
Schedule:
80 hour Full Time
Shift:
Day Shift
Hours:
0800 to 4:30
Contact Information:
+ Contact: Sylvia Acheampong
+ Tel: 515-239-2160
Job Details:
+ Position Summary:
Protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Prevents illness and injury. Advocates for patients and their families. Under immediate supervision, performs selected and delegated nursing tasks in the care of patients. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
High school graduate or equivalent
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment
Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate of accredited Surgical Technologist program
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Ability to understand and communicate oral and written English.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Ability to assist nursing personnel and ancillary departments.
Ability to function promptly and appropriately under stressful conditions
Become Certified within 3 years of hire
Proficient knowledge of sterilization processes.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Skill in the use of specialized equipment and or techniques.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Inspects instruments for cleanliness, proper function and damage before assembly.
Prepares complete instrument sets, replaces missing or damaged instruments.
Apply missing instrument label if replacement is not available.
Packages and labels equipment in appropriate sized peel pack.
Placement and/or protects delicate or sharp instruments appropriately.
Utilizes CensiTrac scanning tracking system in Decontamination,
Assembly and Sterilizing areas. Correctly labels all items to be
processed/sterilized with proper identification and location.
Issues sterile equipment and supplies to patient care units as requested.
Prepares and assembles surgical trays and equipment following established tray list for issue, storage or further processing (such as sterilization).
Prepares and maintains accurate records on all items sterilized.
Monitors, reads, documents and interprets all parameters for all sterilizers to assess proper function (Steam, VPro, NX Sterrad).
Internal, external and biological monitor systems are utilized
Placement of trays, wrapped items and peel pack will follow manufacturer's instructions.
Prioritizes in order to meet deadlines for processing instrument sets.
Picks inventory for each OR case (scheduled and add on)
Cleans work areas.
Communicates with co-workers and health team members.
Restocks supplies, notify coordinator if stock is low or depleted.
Checks for expiration dates and rotates in assigned areas.
Maintains knowledge of infection control policy/procedures.
Performs other assigned duties.


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