Central Processing Tech II

  • Kalkaska Memorial Health Center
  • 419 South Coral Street Kalkaska Michigan 49646 United States
  • Posted: Jan 16, 2019
As needed Allied Health

Job Description

  • High school graduate.
  • Prior experience in Central Processing required.
  • Certified CPD Technician or equivalent certification.
  • Minimum of one year successful experience as CPD Aide.
  • Good hand dexterity and eyesight.
  • Legible handwriting.
  • Attentive to details.
  • Ability to:
  • Work standing for extended periods of time
  • Frequently lift sets, pans up to 30 pounds between 48” off the floor and floor level
  • Stoop, push, pull, bend, and reach
  • Walk moderate distances while pushing/maneuvering carts
  • Follow written and verbal instructions
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Remember detail
  • Apply procedures at a 100% accuracy rate
  • Under the direct supervision of OR Director.
  • Will receive instructions from OR Director while stationed in the OR.
  • Has contact and daily working relationship with department and other staff within the hospital; occasional contact with outside institutions.
  • No managerial or supervisory responsibility.
___ Neonatal (birth – 1 mo) ___ Young Adult (18 –25 yrs) ___ Infant (1 mo – 1 yr) ___ Adult (26 – 54 yrs) ___ Early Childhood (1 – 5 yrs) ___ Sr. Adult (55 – 64 yrs) ___ Late Childhood (6 – 12 yrs) ___ Geriatric *(65 yrs & above) ___ Adolescence (13 – 17 yrs)        All ages (birth & above) _Ö   No clinical contact with patients    
  • This listing of specific duties is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is representative of the overall requirements of the job.
  • Duties are subject to change.
  • Supports the mission statement of KMHC.
  • Update recipes as needed.
  • Adheres to KMHC policies and procedures.
  • Receive clean, decontaminate, inspect, sort, disassemble, reassemble, wrap, package, and process a wide variety of instruments, instrument sets, and equipment.
  • Test equipment for proper functioning.
  • Inspect, fold, wrap, process, and store sterile linen.
  • Label, date, initial, and process goods using established sterilizing procedures.
  • Knowledgeable of all patient equipment and supplies in the department.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of sterile and non-sterile supplies.
  • Complete daily work reports and logs, sterilization records, and monitor charts and tapes from sterilizers.
  • Operate all processing machinery:  ultra-sonic cleaning machine, sterilizer, and floor cleaner.
  • Pick up used supplies and equipment within the hospital.
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the department on a daily basis.
  • Perform daily maintenance on cleaning and sterilizing equipment used with the department.
  • Keep current with technological changes.
  • Activities controlled by CPD guidelines, by established policies and procedures, or by instructions from the department manager.  Must be able to recognize priority of work and alter work sequence as efficiency and/or circumstances require.
  • Must be able to function under stressful conditions in a closed unit with interruptions and time pressures.
  • Exercises courtesy, pleasantness, and tact in dealing with co-workers and other hospital personnel.
  • Subject to disagreeable odors and noises.  Subjected to potential hazards of hot, moving machinery and equipment, pathogenic organisms, detergents and cleaning solutions, and moist and humid conditions.
  • Duties of CPD Tech while working in OR may require entry into an operating room as procedures are in progress.
  • Safety is a self-responsibility.  Know the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines.  Perform job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.  Plan your actions to promote safety.  Report any unsafe situation/equipment according to hospital procedure.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.