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Sterile Processing Tech

Company: Maria Parham Health
Location: Henderson
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Maria Parham HealthWho We Are:People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. With 205 licensed beds, Maria Parham Health is equipped for every health care need one can encounter. We are fully licensed by Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, and Rated Highest In-Patient Safety from Leapfrog.Where We Are:Henderson offers a great outdoors, including the region's largest lake, providing endless hours of fun boating, fishing, water skiing, and camping. Throw in great golfing, hunting and two fantastic recreational organizations and you may find yourself having a hard time deciding what to do next!Why Choose Us: - Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees - Competitive Paid Time Off, PTO cash out, and PTO donation programs - Employee Assistance Program - mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance - Loan Repayment and Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants - Robust employee recognition and awards programs - And much more--- -Position Summary:The Sterile Processing Technician is assigned duties performing decontamination, preparation, sterilization, and distribution of surgical instruments throughout the hospital and clinics, utilizing infection control and safety practices during all phases of the process.

Reports to: Sterile Processing Manager and Director of Surgery -Responsibilities of the PositionProvides inspection, decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of instruments and other patient care equipment in accordance with processing guidelines, AAMI, AORN, TJC, and OSHA requirements.Operates departmental equipment daily according to manufacturer instructions with emphasis on safety.Provides customer service to all departments with a focus on the patient need.Processes and documents all sterile supplies and equipment daily using chemical, biological and mechanical indicators to verify sterility in accordance with manufacturer instructions and hospital policy.Monitors and performs antimicrobial and disinfection solutions testing according to manufacturer instructions and documentation daily.Operates all required equipment and machinery accurately and safely, prepares, assembles, and sterilized instruments and supplies according to parameters of sterilization in accordance with The Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards Maintains appropriate records, and monitors quality control and infection control standards.Accurately handles and cares for instruments appropriately, including appropriate selection of cleaning agent's lubricants, examination for function, identification and assemble according to OneSource and preparation for sterilization.Correctly peel-packs supplies/instruments, wrap instruments for sterilization, inspect each instrument for use, function, completeness, and cleanliness.Inventories, restocks, and check the Thoracostomy cart for out-of-date items.Is responsible for reporting damaged or malfunctioning equipment to Manager and Material Manager to follow process for replacement.Maintains records for QA on efficacy testing on sterilization equipment and washers.Properly transports and handling contaminated instruments and equipment from hospital floors and clinicsPerform quality control activities, document department temperature and humidity.Employees are expected to comply with all regulations, including Joint Commission Standards.Adheres to work the daily rotating on-call schedule.Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne pathogens when working in the decontamination.Adheres to Standard Precaution as appropriate, which may include: the use of protection barriers, as appropriate (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, face shield, head cover and shoe covers).Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/ continuing education and skills competency; support department base goals which contribute to the success of the organization; Communicate with operating room (OR) staff to provide required instruments.Maintains schedule flexibility to rotate shifts and adjust hours as needed.Maintains a work record of regular attendance, timely arrivals, and departures.Knows fire and safety procedures for work area.Maintains professional appearance appropriate to position and function. Wears identification badge while on duty.Participates in cost effective delivery of care.Minimum EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent is required. -Certifications/LicensesCSPDT (CBSPD) or CRCST (IAHCSMM) certification is required within 2 years upon hire date.Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) is required upon hire. -Required SkillsCritical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Knowledge of equipment function sufficient to be able to determine operational adequacy and to distinguish between operation error and equipment malfunction.Knowledge of applicable sanitary, infection control, and safety standards sufficient to be able to perform all assignments within the safety parameters.Using OneSource as a resource-knowledge sufficient to be able to assemble and wrap appropriate instruments, supplies, and equipment.Knowledge of processes, procedures, quality assurance, chemicals, and medical instruments sufficient to be able to decontaminate and sterilize equipment, supplies and instruments.Ability to lift and move trays of instruments up to 25 lbs.Must have a good telephone manners and problem-solving skills.Can perform bending, lifting, and washing using decontamination processes, which will include instrument pan, bins, trays, and carts of various size.Skill in cleaning specialized equipment. -EEOC StatementMaria Parham Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Keywords: Maria Parham Health, Durham , Sterile Processing Tech, Other , Henderson, North Carolina

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