• Sterile Processing Tech

    Job Locations US-ME-Brunswick
    Job ID
    2018-2374
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Other Clinical
    Unit
    Operating Room
    Shift
    12p-830p
    Hours per Week
    40, plus some weekend call
  • Overview

    Central Sterile and Reprocessing (CSR) routinely stocks patient care units with sterilized non-chargeable items. CSR personnel are responsible for checking dates of sterile supplies maintained in the storage location on each clinical department. If sterile supplies are maintained in decentralized locations, the patient care personnel is responsible for checking dates. Patient care personnel are responsible for placing reusable dirty supplies/equipment within the dirty utility rooms. CSR personnel make daily rounds to pick up reusable equipment/supplies that need to be decontaminated/sterile. CSR is also responsible for ordering OR disposable supplies. CSR personnel assemble reusable instrument sets, assist with assembly of case carts, and clean, decontaminate and sterilize all reusable instrumentation for patient care areas, physician offices, and community based health care centers. CSR personnel respond to CODE 3, CODE 1 and CODE RED.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Communicates concern on a one-to-one basis when breaks of confidentiality are observed.
    • Adheres to the philosophy, objectives, and policies of the Nursing Department.
    • Takes responsibility for bi-annual BLS Certification.
    • Attends all mandatory meetings (including staff meetings, fire, safety).
    • Reports to work on time at the start of the shift, after breaks and lunch.
    • Displays flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of the Unit and/or float to the other facility.
    • Consistently utilizes ET in accordance with established MCH and Unit standards.
    • Assists with orientation of new personnel as requested.
    • Displays self as a role model/resource person to staff members.
    • Performs assigned duties in a timely and efficient manner. Prioritizes all tasks and duties to provide efficient work flow., realizing the impact this has on all departments.
    • Consistently finds time to assist others by taking the initiative to assist with special projects.
    • Maintains a clean, safe work environment for patients and co-workers.
    • Consistently takes initiative to change needle boxes, clean work space, stock supplies.
    • Demonstrates the ability to respond to a change in workload related to patient census, crisis, or emergency situations.
    • Independently recognizes what needs to be done by following through.
    • Participates in Quality Improvement process as appropriate.
    • Maintains equipment and supplies effectively.
    • Reports equipment malfunctions to the Unit Coordinator/Resource Person.
    • Seeks guidance and direction as necessary while working on assigned duties/procedures.
    • Follows standards of universal precautions.
    • Updates and initiates cards for procedural trays.
    • Demonstrates proper care (decontamination/sterilization) of speciality instrumentation and equipment.
    • Anticipates surgical/unit instrumentation equipment and supply needs.
    • Maintains knowledge of techniques and the principles of decontamination and sterilization.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED

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