Sterile Processing Technician, Certified - Durham
Company: Duke University Health System
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic
and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma
center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an
endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine
operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital
admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in
fiscal year 2017. U.S News & World Report named Duke University
Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in
2018-19. Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20
nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and
heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology,
rheumatology, and urology. In addition 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, 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 manufactures
- 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)
- May assist with teaching of new hires and work as resource
person for other staff as well as other units in hospital.
- 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.
ExperienceNo experience required beyond certification. Degrees,
Licensure, and/or CertificationCertification required as CSPDT
(CBSPD) or CRCST (IAHCSMM) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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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