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Sterile Processing Tech

Allegan General Hospital

Sterile Processing

Part Time

Day Shift

Five 8-hr day shifts bi-weekly, includes on-call rotations

Yes

1893

High School/GED from Nationally Accredited College/Universit
BLS Required

Allegan General Hospital seeks a part time Sterile Processing Tech to work in our Sterile Processing Department.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE, but are not limited to:

-Participate in teaching other health care providers the proper care & handling of instruments & equipment (contaminated & sterile).

-Practice safe handling of supplies and equipment for protection of employees and patients.

-Maintain a clean environment in the Sterile Processing Department.

-Follow specific sterilization process requirements:

*Safely & correctly wash (manually and/or mechanically), inspect, sort, and reassemble trays for re-sterilization.

*Correctly use the ultrasonic cleaner.

*Assure item is disassembled correctly for sterilization.

*Correctly wrap/pouch items for sterilization.

*Correctly label items for use.

*Position item correctly for sterilization.

*Monitor sterilization.

*Cool item correctly for storage.

*Store/distribute items correctly.

*Recognize a compromised sterile package.

-Safe and effective testing and operation of the Pre-Vacuum/Gravity Steam Autoclave and the High Level Disinfector Endoscope Reprocessing System

-Proper handling of sterile instrument packages & trays as well as their proper locations for daily replacement of used stock returned from Sterile Processing.

-Daily ordering and disposition of storeroom items to meet pre-established par levels.

-Daily processing and disposition of pharmacy supply order.

-Maintenance of adequate supply of fluids and blankets within the warming unit.

-Assist with restocking of supplies in OR's, PACU, anesthesia carts, soiled utility, Short Stay and other areas within Perioperative Services.

-Clean and restock utility area on Short Stay daily.

-Fold and store linen.

-Order storeroom supplies as needed.

-Monitor Sterile Processing Department temperature and humidity, reporting any abnormality.

-Clean sterilizers and sterilizer carts as scheduled.

-Carry out recall of supplies in event of positive biological test.

 

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE, but are not limited to:

 

-High School Diploma or GED

-Sterile Processing Certification at hire strongly preferred, or, complete Sterile Processing Education Program and obtain Sterile Processing Certification within 12 months of hire required

-Continuous maintenance of Sterile Processing Certification afterwards required

-BLS certification required

-Ability and willingness to attend educational seminars outside of the facility required

-Demonstrated knowledge of proper body mechanics.

-Demonstrated knowledge of how to protect self from hazardous materials and unsafe conditions.

-Demonstrated effective organizational/priority setting skills.

-Ability to access information systems; computer, fax, copier, multi-line telephones.

-Effective organizational/priority setting skills.

-Ability to function autonomously and in a team setting with collaboration and cooperation.

-Effective interpersonal skills.

 

Allegan General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.