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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