This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard is required with zero tolerance.
All the primary duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and the Medical Center.
The Central Sterile Assistant is the entry-level position for inexperienced personnel within the Central Sterile Processing Department. This position requires minimal to continuous supervision dependent upon skill level. The assistant works under the supervision of the Central Sterile Processing Coordinator.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
1.Decontaminate and clean, surgical and CPD procedural instrument trays along with other house instrumentation.
2.Package and identify prepared items for sterilization.
3.Performs departmental cleaning assignments as scheduled.
4.Performs the operation of the automated instrument washer disinfectors, glide systems, ultrasonic machine and cart washer.
5.Performs the operation of the steam sterilizers, ETO sterilizers, Sterrad NX and Sterrad sterilizers.
6.Performs all test, if needed, for all steam sterilizers, Bowie Dick and Biologicals. This includes the OR steam sterilizers.
7.Logs all test accordingly, records load contents associated wit operation of all CSP/OR sterilizers.
8.Conducts periodic departmental in-services.
9.Assembles ("pulls") case cart and supplies for surgical procedures using Surgeon Preference cards assuring completeness and notification of shortages.
10. Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.Performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
1.Education: High School Graduate or G.E.D required.
2.Licensure / Certifications: N/A
New Hanover Health Network