STERILE PROCESSING TECH - NON CERTIFIED

  • Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
  • 915 Highland Blvd. Bozeman Montana 59715 United States
  • Posted: Mar 20, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

    • POSITION SUMMARY
      • Actively contributes to patient safety through attention to detail in the sterialization of surgical instrument sterilization. Provides support to the operating room staff through efficienty and accurately assembling and providing surgical supplies. Basic duties include decontaimination, surgical tray assembly, and sterilization of surgical instruments. Additional duties include cleaning of equipment, ordering and stocking of supplies. The work enviornment requires use of Personal Protective Equipment (provided).
  • REQUIREMENTS
    • EDUCATION
      • Required:
        • High School graduate or equivalent
        • 18 years or older, OSHA requirement.
      • Preferred:
        • CRCST or CIS
        • Completion of sterile processing technician course
        • Medical Terminology, course
        • Familiar with computerized technology
        • Course work in science, biology, and chemistry

    • LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
      • Required:
      • Preferred:

    • EXPERIENCE
      • Required:
        • none
      • Preferred:
        • 1 year hospital / health care experience

    • KNOWLEDGE OF,  SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:
      • KNOWLEDGE OF:
        • Knowledge of surgical instruments and sterile technique (preferred)
        • Knowledge of basic medical terminology. (preferred)
        • Personall Computers, hardware and basic software programs including e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets.
      • SKILLS IN:
        • Ability to read, write, follow oral and written directions in English.
        • Interpersonal skills, effective communication with SPD customers and team members.
        • Interpersonal skills, effective communication with SPD customers and team members.
        • Ability to read, write, follow oral and written directions in English.
        • Supply inventory of minor daily surgical needs.
      • ABILITY TO:
        • Ability to work under pressure with numerous interruptions, prioritizes multiple tasks.
        • Flexibility of work schedule changes.
        • Accepts supervision, constructive comments, and works well with others.
        • Refer to policy manual for specific instrucitons/guidelines.  Follow established policies and procedures.
        • Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Bozeman Deaconess Health Services
        • Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.
        • Ability to focus and pay attention to details
      • COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:
        • Work independently and accurately with a minimum of supervision.
        • Ablity to focus and attention to details.
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

80% Time Spent -

Decontamination, assembly, & sterilization of medical instrumentation & equipment.           

  • Manually washes instruments removing bioburden
  • Places instruments through washer / sterilizer
  • Sorts and places instruments in trays
  • Sets up trays according to tray list
  • Autoclaves/sterilizes packages / trays

Environmental care / cleaning

  • Cleans equipment: patient care and non-patient care
  • Cleans instrument / supply transport elevators
  • Cleans department equipment, tables, storage

Stocking of supplies and equipment maintenance

  • Assures equipment is properly functioning
  • Orders and stocks supplies
  • Monitors solution expirations and replaces as needed.
  • 10% Time Spent -

    Collects and Records Data

    • Maintain test log books for autoclaves
    • Consistently completes quality control tests
    • Accurately documents volume counts ?
  • 10% Time Spent with Additional Functions:

    • Attends meetings
    • Participates in performance improvement projects as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned