Lead Instrument Technician / 40 Hours / Evening Shift / NWH - Central Supply

Partners Healthcare System Newton , MA 02458

Posted 3 months ago

Organize workflow and prioritize processes to meet surgical schedule; process, inspect, assemble, and sterilize surgical instrumentation, loaner equipment, and supplies for the Operating Rooms, Maternity, Emergency Department and throughout the hospital; perform chemical, mechanical, and biological testing of disinfection and sterilization equipment.

  • Job Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates proper preparation of instruments for sterilization.

  • Practices proper techniques for all biological testing of sterilizers.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles and recommended practice of steam sterilization and associated record-keeping.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles and recommended practice of Sterrad sterilization and associated record-keeping.

  • Practices proper technique for cleaning, disinfecting, and decontamination of instrumentation.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles and recommended practice of utilizing the endoscope processor and associated record-keeping.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles and recommended practice of cleaning and disinfecting flexible scopes.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the distribution systems utilized by the department.

  • Demonstrates the proper utilization of the computer systems.

  • Demonstrates the procedures for providing cases to the Operating Room.

  • Participates in department quality improvement/performance improvement processes.

  • Interprets and prioritizes surgical schedule requirements for instrumentation and supplies.

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent education required. Effective written and verbal communications skills required. Successful completion of Central Processing Technology Course or Surgical Technician Program required.

  • Experience: Three years Central Supply/Central Processing experience required or experience in Operating Room as Surgical Technician acceptable.

  • Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (C.R.C.S.T.) or Certified Surgical Technician required.

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