Central Sterile Tech-Days

Partners Healthcare System Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 weeks ago

Performs activities related to the decontamination, preparation and sterilization of surgical instrumentation and case cart assembly.

Job code-110

Full time days

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Able to prioritize all sterilization issues relevant to the O.R. schedule.

  • Responsible for all QA documentation when assigned to sterilization responsibilities.

  • Decontaminates, inspects, assembles, sterilizes and distributes to appropriate areas, all

surgical instrumentation, supplies, and equipment.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper methods of surgical instrument cleaning and

decontamination.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper preparation and packaging for sterilization,

using count sheets, peel pouches, tip protectors, indicator strips, and non-woven

wrap.

  • Demonstrates ability to assemble instrument sets, using count sheets appropriately, with no more than 3 errors noted within a 3-month period.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper methods of sterilization relevant to each type of instrumentation.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate disbursement of all sterilized instruments, supplies, and equipment.

  • Notifies Supervisor, or designee, of broken/missing instruments or equipment.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of case cart system priorities and policies.

  • Understands daily priorities of the case cart system.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper case cart loading, and presentation methodology.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of stock par levels, and how they are maintained.

  • Demonstrates proper linen inspection and folding techniques, and appropriate method of wrapping.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of inventory control methods when ordering supplies for O.R. stock exchange carts. Familiar with exchange routines of carts.

  • Prepares all documentation of sterilization processes according to AAMI recommendations and department QA policies and procedures.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we've been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.

  • Central Processing experience required. Central Process students welcome to apply

Staff adheres to all C.A.R.E. Standards

  • Able to explain the decontamination, inspection and sterilization process clearly.

  • Must exhibit excellent customer service skills.

  • Able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

EDUCATION: Specify minimum education and clearly indicate if preferred or required.

High school diploma or equivalent required.

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