Jul 07, 2022

Sterile Processing Technician II - Central Sterile Processing - Full Time/ Nights-

  • Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Annapolis, MD, USA

Job Description

Luminis Health

Title: Sterile Processing Technician II

Department: Central Sterile Processing

Reports to: Manager – Central Sterile Services

Cost Center/Job Code: 20000-30024-000333

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Position Objective:

The objective of this position is to assemble and sterilize all instruments, instrument trays, utensils, and linen packs. Perform distribution functions as it relates to case carts and sterile instrumentation.

Must be able to perform all Sterile Processing functions.The position requires rotating weekend and on-call requirements.A strict dress code and professional appearance including wearing surgical scrubs are required.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  1. Uses established departmental and regulatory standards, principles, and procedures for aseptic technique. Processes and assembles instrument trays, respiratory/anesthesia equipment, linen, and utensils accurately and promptly.
  2. Uses established schedule to operate steam and plasma sterilizer. In addition, loads unload and move sterilizer carts. Runs verify and record necessary tests on all steamed and plasma equipment used in the department. Ensures that Bowie-Dick removal test is run on pre-vacuum steam sterilizer each morning and after repairs. Reports all malfunctions to the biomedical department, department supervisor, and the O.R. supervisor.
  3. Precepts and verifies competency and skill development of staff as appropriate providing meaningful feedback to Training and Staff Development Coordinator and Clinical Operations Supervisor or Manager.
  4. Perform spot checks of paperwork, labeling, and biological reads.
  5. Inspects packages to ensure all external indicators, filters, and/or labels are securely affixed to items, returns non-satisfactory products to the instrument room.
  6. Perfoms (HLD) High level disinfection with 100% accuracy.
  7. Utilizes patient-specific pick lists to accurately gather surgical instruments and disposable supplies requested by the attending surgeon or another Peri-Operative representative.
  8. Documents case cart build process in SPM, continuously updating the record as items are fulfilled to maintain the integrity of the needs list. And responds to OR requests and participates in OR huddles as needed.
  9. Communicates unmet surgical supply requests to leadership for resolution assistance
  10. Utilizes patient-specific pick lists to accurately gather surgical instruments and disposable supplies requested by the attending surgeon or another Peri-Operative representative.
  11. Documents case cart build process in SPM, continuously updating the record as items are fulfilled to maintain the integrity of the needs list
  12. Performs scheduled and cyclic physical inventory of supplies and instruments within the department.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

Required Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Required Minimum Experience: Completion of a Central Sterile Processing program through an accredited institution.

Two years of experience as a sterile processing technician, (post course completion).

Required License/Certifications:

Required License / Certifications: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or CBSPD certification upon hire.

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Physical Demands –

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must be able to frequently lift to 35 lbs. stoop, bend, pull, and place and retrieve material.

There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

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