JOB SUMMARY Responsible for cleaning, sterilizing and assembling equipment, supplies and instruments.# DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS# Cleans, sterilizes and assembles equipment, supplies and instruments.# Decontaminates surgical instruments, container syringes, surgical linen and equipment.# Prepares packs of supplies and instruments.# Prepares control system for supplies processed.# Places sterilized items in proper storage area after processing.# Performs other assigned duties as needed. Good mechanical aptitude, with ability to troubleshoot and work independently.# Must have the ability to identify all surgical instruments immediately to respond to emergency situations which may develop in the Operating Room.
Must demonstrate competence in the assembly and preparation of complex instrument trays for a variety of surgical cases and do so in a minimal amount of time during urgent or emergency procedures.# (10-20 min. maximum). EDUCATION/LICENSE/#CERTIFICATIONS/OTHER REQUIREMENTS Minimum requirement: High school graduate or GED#equivalent. # Operating Room Technician certification or training One year post operating room/central service experience Preferred qualifications: Operating Room Technician certification or Central Supply Aide experience Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) and/or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) Operating Room Technician certification WORKING ENVIRONMENT Constantly works near moving mechanical parts Constantly exposed to blood and/or body fluids and infection.# Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals Occasionally exposed to risk of radiation The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Frequently required to stand; walk; sit Constantly use hands to finger, handle, or feel Constantly reach with hands and arms: climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. Frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception
King's Daughters Medical Center