ROLE: Sterile Processing Technician
MINIMUM EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE
a. Have a minimum of 3 years recent Sterile Processing Technician experience.
b. Possess a high school education or equivalency and have 3 years of experience demonstrating the ability to perform sterile processing techniques and services in an acute care facility with general surgery, orthopedic, cardio-thoracic, vascular, neuro/spine, eye, ENT, laparoscopic and robotic surgical services, as well as services using flexible endoscopes. Possess a valid IAHCSMM certification or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution. Level II certification - Veterans Affairs Certification, preferred. Certification shall be provided to points of contacts as requested.
c. Have knowledge of aseptic principles and techniques, including characteristics of various types of detergents, cleaning techniques, sterilizing mediums; and tests to determine effectiveness of sterilization.
d. Have knowledge of the use, operation, maintenance, assembly, and disassembly of complex surgical instruments, and reusable medical equipment and the specific cleaning, sterilizing and storage requirements of each in order to ensure RME is sterilized and stored according to manufacturer's specifications.
e. Have the ability to interpret written material, technical material, regulations, instructions and reports. f. Have the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
PHISICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS:
1. Requires standing and walking during the entire workday, and frequent bending and lifting of supply packages, instrument trays, etc. (weighing as much as 25 lbs. Regularly pushes loaded carts weighing several hundred pounds, in sometimes crowded quarters, and works them over slight rises such as door sills.
2. On a regular and recurring basis, employee alternates between a contaminated environment and a carefully controlled clean environment. Will have to wear special clothing, hair covers, beard covers and shoe covers which can be uncomfortably warm. Sterilization temps. are 270 degrees and room temps. can rise in excess of 100 degrees. Subject to burns, sterilizing gases, and noisy areas.
3. Be literate and able to communicate with clients in English to the extent of reading and understanding printed regulations, detailed written orders, training instructions and material, and shall be able to compose reports which convey complete information.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
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