Catholic Health Initiatives Sterile Processing Tech - Steile Processing Dept. - Full Time in LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

Sterile Processing Tech - Steile Processing Dept. - Full Time

Description

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY

JOB SUMMARY: The Sterile Processing Tech is responsible for the building and coordination of instruments and case carts between the Operating Room, Ancillary departments and Sterile Processing. Coordinates case carts, add-ons and will serve as a contact person in Sterile Processing for each service in the Operating Room. Will have direct contact with physicians, nurses, and scrub techs. Will clean, decontaminate, prepare, assemble, and sterilize surgical instrumentation and related equipment used by surgical services and other clinical departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. COMMUNICATION/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Demonstrates and facilitates effective departmental and inter-departmental communications.

Consistently responds to departmental and inter-departmental needs in a prompt, accurate, clear, and precise manner.

Consistently informs appropriate individuals about problems involving equipment, supplies, instruments, implants, etc.

Consistently maintains continuity of communications

  1. COMPETENCY TO CLEAN AND DECONTAMINATE INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, AND CASE CARTS

Uses care in handling instruments, identifies heat sensitive items, separates delicate items to prevent damage.

Consistently keeps washers loaded and operating.

Knowledgeable of the basic use of surgical instruments.

Keeps accurate records of all instruments received and cleaned.

Follows cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization procedures per manufacturer’s instructions.

  1. COMPETENCY TO PROCESS IMPLANTS

Consistently inspects the integrity of implant packaging to ensure sterility.

Assembles implant sets, emergency carts, and trays with minimal assistance.

Consistently processes, checks, and labels implants in a timely, accurate, and legible manner with minimal assistance.

Replaces all items needed to complete implant sets and specialty carts with minimal assistance.

Records requests for implants on the record form.

Consistently maintains a clean and orderly work area.

  1. COMPETENCY TO PROCESS INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, SETS, TRAY, AND CASE CARTS

Consistently inspects instruments for sharpness, deterioration, alignment, and cleanliness. Inspects all serration and cannulations according to policy.

Uses care in handling instruments, identifies heat sensitive items, separates delicate items to prevent damage.

Checks the condition of instrument containers prior to use.

Ensures that appropriate sterilization indicators and filters are placed in the instrument pan(s) prior to sterilization.

Consistently follows specified checklist when assembling instrument sets/trays.

Consistently labels/initials instrument sets and equipment accurately, legibly and in a timely manner.

Consistently ensures that instrument sets are complete prior to sterilization; records all missing tag items that are not replaced in instrument sets.

Consistently keeps conveyor unloaded and cleared of trays.

Knowledgeable of the basic use of surgical instruments.

Correctly processes workload (case cart, power equipment, decontaminating equipment, scopes, etc.) and determines processing/cleaning priorities.

Follows cleaning procedure per manufacturer’s instructions.

Displays knowledge in identifying surgical instrumentation.

  1. COMPETENCY TO MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS ASEPSIS AND SAFETY

Understands and practices basis aseptic principles.

Understands the importance of precisely following guidelines for decontamination and loading washers as outlined by policy and procedure.

Demonstrates understanding of basic principles of all types of sterilization methods used at SVIMC and operates/maintains sterilizers according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Is prompt and loads sterilizers in the correct manner.

Checks printouts at the beginning of the sterilization cycle, and at frequent intervals during the cycle and at the end of the cycle to ensure proper function.

Performs daily appropriate testing for sterilizers according to manufacturer’s instructions (Bowie-Dick, biological 3M Attest).

Keeps accurate and legible ledger on all sterilization test results.

Prepares cleaning solution accurately and maintains adequate level of cleaner in the washer.

Understands and complies with infection control policies and procedures such as hand washing, containment of infections agents/materials.

Attends in-service programs and complies with general safety guidelines, fire safety rules, hazard communications, emergency codes and procedures.

Uses care in operating all equipment and carts; sinks are cleaned.

Sterilizer drains are free of debris and cleaned daily.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent. Certification as a Sterile Processing Technician within 6 months from date of hire.

Experience: Minimal knowledge of surgical supplies, instruments and equipment. One-year healthcare preferred.

Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, talking, and hearing. Must be able to handle in excess of 50 pounds.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities.

The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to chemicals), and infectious diseases.

Skills: Must able to read and comprehend written material of moderate complexity, write with acceptable clarity and make arithmetic computations; demonstrate positive guest relations/communication skills. All other duties as assigned.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK-ST VINCENT INFIRMARY

Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0192548

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.