Sterile Processing Tech, Non-Certified - Durham
Company: Duke University Health System
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Duke University Hospital Duke University Hospital is
consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is
known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking
research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient
beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic
facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major
surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery
center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with
nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked
Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties:
cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear,
nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology
& neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung
surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first
in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area. Inaddition
to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically
dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary
care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and
outpatient surgery centers.General Description of the Job ClassA
Central Sterile Processing Technician, Non-Certified is responsible
for cleaning, decontamination, assembly, and high-level
disinfection of all reusable medical instrumentation. Maintains
high standards consistency and continuous product flow between the
OR and Sterile Processing. Responsible for maintaining adequate
supply levels in sterile storage area, rotating stock as
appropriate pulling case carts for the daily surgical schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Cleans, decontaminates, assembles, and disinfects scope trays
and equipment following established tray lists and manufacture's
- Maintains communication with customers and departments
regarding requests and delivery of sterile supplies.
- Promotes best practice by demonstrating a commitment to quality
- Performs assigned duties to maintain unit in a state of survey
readiness and maintain quality initiatives. For example quality
control measures, emergency equipment checks, and department
- Uses the computerized instrument tracking system in the
performance of assigned duties, obtaining instrument count sheets,
obtaining special handling instructions for instrumentation
documenting sterilization loads, and other assigned tasks.
- Adheres to unit programs to support patient care such as
maintaining a quiet environment and customer service.
- Efficient and punctual distribution of case carts, equipment,
and stat supplies to the OR and Maintain sterility and or
cleanliness according to hospital protocol.
- Maintain accurate log for equipment out for repair.
- Tests operational efficiency of Instrumentation prior to
reprocessing and reports problems to appropriate leadership.
- Maintains a clean and orderly central processing area (e.g.
shelves, counters, equipment)
- Performs other related duties incidental to the work described
herein. Required Qualifications at this Level EducationHigh school
diploma or equivalent is required.Employees hired before 2/18/19
are not required to have high school diploma or equivalent.
ExperiencePrevious experience working in a healthcare environment
preferred.Working knowledge of computer required. Knowledge of
surgical instrumentation and care/cleaning strongly preferred;
knowledge of sterile techniques preferred. Degrees, Licensure,
and/or CertificationCertification in Sterile Processing and/or
Technology required within 2 years of hire date -CSPDT (CBSPD) or
CRCST (IAHCSMM).Employees hired before 2/18/2019 are not required
to obtain certification. Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesN/A
Distinguishing Characteristics of this LevelN/A Duke is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's
age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity,
genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community
built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our
collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an
exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives,
backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange,
it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and
welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected,
and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a
responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job
Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University
Health System may include essentialjob functions that require
specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information
and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be
provided by each hiring department.
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