Responsible for processing and maintaining instruments, equipment, and supplies in assigned areas. Works with management to provide sterile instruments and equipment, prepares procedure and surgical case carts, and assists in the optimal functioning of assigned areas.
The Sterile Processing team significantly contribute to patient care at Samaritan Health Services by preparing equipment and rooms for surgery. We are responsible for the cleaning, decontamination, disinfection and sterilization of surgical instrumentation and medical devices to remove bioburden that can cause healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Two (2) years hospital experience as a sterile processing technician required.
National Certification such as CSPDT or CRCST required.
Experience and/or training in computer applications required.
Customer Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Communication - Effective written and oral communication skills to explain complex issues, exchange information between team members, and tactfully discuss issues. Ability to perform group presentations and listen to and understand complex information and ideas.
Compliance - Ability to evaluate information to determine compliance with laws, regulations, or standards. Use knowledge and judgment skills to determine whether events or processes comply.
Team Building - Ability to work, function and communicate on a multi-disciplinary team. Possess the knowledge and skills to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
Monitoring - Ability to monitor performance of self, other individuals, or processes to make improvements or take corrective action. Ability to watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Ability to evaluate problems and work toward solutions.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology and knowledge of basic surgical instrumentation. Knowledge of State and Federal (HIPAA) laws pertaining to confidentiality of protected health information. Ability to comply with laws and maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology and knowledge of basic surgical instrumentation.
(1 - 10% of the time)
(11 - 33% of the time)
(34 - 66% of the time)
(67 – 100% of the time)
LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs
CRAWL (hands & knees)
WALK - INCLINE
CLIMB - STAIRS
CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds
SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)
BEND FORWARD at waist
KNEEL (on knees)
ROTATE TRUNK Sitting
WALK – LEVEL SURFACE
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs
LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 20 - 40 Lbs
LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 20 – 40 Lbs
CARRY 2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds
REACH - Forward
REACH - Upward
ROTATE TRUNK Standing
MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists
PUSH (0 - 20 pounds force)
PULL (0 - 20 pounds force)