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Sterile Processing Tech I

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, assembles, labels and prepares all reusable trays and equipment.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.

    • Experience
      • No experience required, however, knowledge of instrumentation preferred.
      • Requires high level of initiative in the instrumentation and processing environment.

    • License/Certifications
      • Central Service Technician (CST) certificate preferred.
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Must be able to work with a wide variety of groups.
      • Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Heavy Work - Exerting up to 75 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Not neccessary for the position (0%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Balancing
        • Crouching
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Carrying
        • Distinguish colors
        • Grasping
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Speaking/talking
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%): - Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
        • Greet, smiles, and makes eye contact.
        • Introduces self by name.
        • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
        • Addresses patients and others by surname.
        • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples/ needs.
        • Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.

      • Cleans, disinfects, assembles, labels and prepares all reusable trays and equipment.
        • Processes equipment, accurately assembles, labels and prepares for next use, according to established procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and regulatory policies.

      • Cleans and maintains equipment, solutions and products.
        • Cleans and maintains equipment, solutions and products according to manufacturer's recommendations and department policies.

      • Assists in the cleaning of surgical instruments.
        • Instruments must be washed in clean up area with disinfectant and in sonic washer according to procedure manual.

      • Logs, labels items and supplies, loads and monitors sterilizer.
        • Itemizes each load, accurately labels each item, properly loads sterilizer.
        • Examines gauges and recording charts at beginning and conclusion of each cycle, to verify adequate sterilization.

      • Utilizes biological and chemical indicators.
        • Inserts chemical indicators in each package to be sterilized.
        • Performs a biological indicator test daily and with each load containing implantable items.
        • Performs a Bowie Dick test daily.

      • Checks equipment in and out and issues sterile trays and supplies.
        • Records accurately, when and where equipment is issued and when it is returned.
        • Promptly notify Bio-Med Department of any malfunctioning equipment and ascertains that autoclave tape shows sterility before dispensing.
        • Checks expiration dates of medications, disposable procedure trays and other supplies as applicable.

      • Performs all other duties as assigned by Team Leader.
        • Aligns related needs with effective solutions.

      • Takes initiative during lag times to keep supplies and instruments restocked and/or sterilized.
        • Confer with manager if necessary for additional duties to keep office running in an orderly and efficient manner.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted November 26, 2018
Date Closes January 25, 2019
Requisition 11565
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
Department Sterile Processing
Shift Daytime
Hours 11:00AM - 7:30PM hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00