16105_76110 Csr - SJ
Expected Weekly Hours:
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy
oFull benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
oRetirement savings plan with employer contribution
oOpportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
oFree, on-campus parking
Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
Job Description Details:
The Central Sterile and Reprocessing Specialist (CSR) is responsible for cleaning all contaminated instruments and materials from Main OR, ASF, Labor and Delivery, Cath Lab, Hemodialysis and Emergency Room. This includes loading and operating the washers, assembling instrument trays and operating autoclaves, while maintaining quality standards. The CSR circulates case carts after receiving preference cards from surgical sites. The CSR also responds to requests for unexpected needs and emergency items 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Cleans contaminated instruments and trays using proper cleaning techniques that include knowledge of manufactures recommendations for care and handling. Uses proper attire and safety standards. Understands OSHA guidelines regarding body substance isolation.
May clean and assemble vendor instrument sets/specialty instrument sets and maintain relationships with vendors.
Reprocesses vendor/specialty instrument sets and trays using advanced techniques.
Operates complex washers utilizing proper quality and safety standards.
Understands need for hand washing of micro instruments and electronic devices.
Assembles and labels instruments for sterilization. Understands the differences between instruments and completes sets with minimal errors. Able to assemble sets from multiple services such as orthopedic, neuro, cardiothoracic, general surgery, ENT, urology, gyn, and plastic surgery.
Autoclaves items based on manufacture recommendations. Understand quality parameters for autoclave. Understands the operation of steam and llll sterilizers. Review sterilizer output before releasing items for storage or use.
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
Requires minimum of High School Diploma or GED.
Successful completion of an accredited Central Sterile Reprocessing program or six to twelve months of relevant experience desired.
Certification in Sterile Reprocessing desired. If non-certified, must obtain certification within one year from date of hire.
Preference will be given to those with prior Sterile Processing experience.
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