Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 12/1/2022

Sterile Processing Technician - Central Sterile Processing Department

We believe our people are our strength and we take our employees’ health seriously. From medical coverage and life insurance to retirement plans, paid time off and much more, Steward Health Care provides you with a variety of benefits to address your unique needs.

Health & Wellness

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Retirement & Savings

  • 401K

Educational Assistance

  • Tuition Reimbursements
  • Loan Repayment

Work & Life Balance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Other Perks

  • Low Cost parking
  • Up to 20% employee discount-Gift shop, onsite Café and Cafeteria

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Sterile Processing Manager and according to approved policies and procedures the incumbent will assemble case carts containing consumable supplies and instrumentation. Post operatively instruments will be clean/decontaminated, assembled, sterilized and stored until ready to be issued. Consumables will be inventoried, stocked and issued as needed.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consistently supports the hospital’s standards, in line with the Mission, Vision and values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Follows the Guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detectunauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Promotes a culture of safety for patients and Associates through proper identification, proper reporting, documentation and prevention of medical errors in a non-punitive environment.

Cleans/decontaminates surgical instruments, and equipment.

Identifies and assembles multiple types of surgical instruments/instrument sets used in twelve different surgical specialties.

Inspects instruments, leak tests fiber optic endoscopies and replaces or coordinate repairs with manager, supervisor, or lead tech.

Operates steam, and Sterrad plasma sterilizers.

Monitors sterilizers and maintains sterilization records.

Monitors and adheres to departmental activities/procedures according to guidelines established by OSHA, AORN and JCAHO

Inventories and stock shelves, and help maintain a clean work environment.

Pulls supplies and instruments listed on the physician preference cards and assemble a case cart for each individual surgical procedure.

Replenishes emergency carts, exchange carts and issues other supplies and equipment to patient care floors.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Education and Work Experience:

One year experience preferred working with surgical supplies and instruments.

License/Registration/Certification:

Registered Central Service Technician (RCST), Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CBSPD) or must complete certification within one year of employment)

Education & Training:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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