Sterile Processing Tech I
Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
Purpose of Job
Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, assembles, labels and prepares all reusable trays and equipment.
Not neccessary for the position (0%):
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
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)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
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.
Assists in the cleaning of surgical instruments.
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.
Takes initiative during lag times to keep supplies and instruments restocked and/or sterilized.
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.
| Date Posted
November 26, 2018
| Date Closes
January 25, 2019
| Located In
Council bluffs, IA
| Work At
Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
11:00AM - 7:30PM hours per week
| SOC Category
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