Position Summary: To decontaminate/reprocess surgical instrumentation; has a working knowledge of a surgical case cart system.
+ Performs duties in support of the Hospital mission to ensure the highest quality of patient care in an economically sound and efficient manner.
+ Cleans contaminated instruments. Selects correct biocidal process. Remove gross soil manually and operate instrument washers, rinses, and dryers, in accordance with protocols and procedures.
+ Inspects and lubricates instruments.
+ Follows departmental dress code. Uses personal protective equipment when appropriate.
+ Process sterile supplies for Operating Room, Surgicenter and patient care departments.
+ Prepares instrument trays according to the instrument sheet.
+ Wraps instruments and trays in accordance with procedures appropriate to the wrapping material. Selects appropriate sterilization process.
+ Operates steam and ethylene oxide sterilizers and aeration equipment.
+ Implements sterilization monitoring techniques.
+ Processes and sterilizes all instrument trays, including specialty trays.
+ Ensures receipt of proper requisition forms prior to issuance of processed sterile instrument items to nursing and other departments.
+ Takes inventory and requisitions departmental supplies on a weekly basis, or as necessary.
+ Participates in the training of new personnel.
+ Assembles surgical case carts for operating room.
+ Make rounds to ER, L&D and nursing units to pick up instruments to be reprocessed.
+ Confers with nursing personnel concerning requests for supplies.
Education and Training:
High school graduate or equivalent.
Central service certification (IAHCSMM).