Sterile Processing Tech - Per Diem

Crozer Keystone Health System

Glen Mills, PA 19342

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Position Summary: To decontaminate/reprocess surgical instrumentation; has a working knowledge of a surgical case cart system.


Duties:


+ 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).



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