Surgical Tech/Sterile Processing Specialist

St. Tammany Parish Hospital Covington , LA 70433

Posted 3 months ago

Summary of the Job: Demonstrates competence in all aspects of sterile processing: decontamination, preparation, packaging, sterilization, sterile storage, and distribution of sterile medical devices.# Responsible for safe handling and care of equipment, instruments and supplies. Tests, monitors and operates all sterile processing and surgery sterilizers. # (Surgical Technician) May also be responsible for pulling instruments and supplies for case carts for scheduled surgical cases and for performing certain limited duties in the OR such as opening cases and/or functioning as a second scrub.



Minimum Qualifications:


High school education or equivalent is required. Sterile Processing experience with a minimum of one year experience required, preferably in a hospital setting. # Sterile Processing (CBSPD or CRCST) certification within 12 months of hire: # 1.#A certification from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Sterile Processing Technician or certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) as Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)### # OR # Sterile Processing applicant able to attain certification within 12 months of hire. # Candidates with a Surgical Tech background



Minimum Qualifications:


Surgical Tech with experience of the perioperative and intraoperative processes.# Knowledge of Federal, State and National Standards of Practice. Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology or equivalent military training program.

Certification Preferred: Sterile Processing certification (CBSPD or CRCST) or Surgical Technology Certification.


Physical Demands:


Must possess good physical health.# Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time.# Lifting at least 50 pounds is required.# Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise. Physical Effort required:##### Constant (67%-100%) - handling/feeling, talking, hearing, seeing Frequently (34%-66%)- lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching Occasionally (1%-33%)- climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, stooping, crouching

Summary of the Job:

Demonstrates competence in all aspects of sterile processing: decontamination, preparation, packaging, sterilization, sterile storage, and distribution of sterile medical devices. Responsible for safe handling and care of equipment, instruments and supplies. Tests, monitors and operates all sterile processing and surgery sterilizers.

(Surgical Technician) May also be responsible for pulling instruments and supplies for case carts for scheduled surgical cases and for performing certain limited duties in the OR such as opening cases and/or functioning as a second scrub.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school education or equivalent is required. Sterile Processing experience with a minimum of one year experience required, preferably in a hospital setting.

Sterile Processing (CBSPD or CRCST) certification within 12 months of hire:
1.A certification from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Sterile Processing Technician or certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) as Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)

OR

  • Sterile Processing applicant able to attain certification within 12 months of hire.
Candidates with a Surgical Tech background

Minimum Qualifications:
Surgical Tech with experience of the perioperative and intraoperative processes.

Knowledge of Federal, State and National Standards of Practice. Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology or equivalent military training program.

Certification Preferred: Sterile Processing certification (CBSPD or CRCST) or Surgical Technology Certification.

Physical Demands:

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time.

Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.

Physical Effort required:

Constant (67%-100%) - handling/feeling, talking, hearing, seeing

Frequently (34%-66%)- lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching

Occasionally (1%-33%)- climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, stooping, crouching



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