Category: Service & Trade Schedule: Full-time
Facility: Saint Anne's Hospital Shift: Day shift
Department: SAH Med Surg Supplies Hours: 80 hours biweekly rotating weekends/holidays and on call
Req Number: 39222 Union: No
Job Details:
Job Summary: The Central Service Tech receives sorts, distributes, cleans, assemble, sterilizes, and stores procedure trays, instruments, equipment, and supplies according to prescribed procedures. This position completes requests to dispense equipment and supplies, monitors location of patient equipment, inventories and restocks various supply carts.
High School diploma or equivalent. 
1-2 years of experience required
Complete knowledge of aseptic technique, sterilization techniques, operation of steam and Sterrad Sterilizers and procedures. 
Knowledge of Infection Control principles, workflow patterns and requirements, equipment and supply processing. 
Ability to demonstrate responsible judgment to provide necessary supplies and equipment for patient care. 
CRCST preferred

  • Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot minor equipment problems. 
  • Wears protective attire when processing soiled items. 
  • Follows procedures for cleaning and decontaminating equipment and instruments. 
  • Operates and loads sonic and washer/decontaminator according to directions. 
  • Checks detergent levels of washers daily. 
  • Reviews policies and procedures annually. 
  • Notifies supervisor or charge person to need of supplies, service, or other potential problems.  
  • Makes scheduled and stat rounds to the OR to collect soiled instruments. 
  • Maintains safe work environment. 
  • Demonstrates good judgment in setting priorities. 
  • Uses efficient assembly techniques to increase speed of processing. 
  • Wraps or packages articles according to procedures. 
  • Labels and initials all work. 
  • Includes a chemical indicator with every article to be sterilized.  
  • Loads sterilizer according to procedure. 
  • Identifies all items in load and records information correctly and legibly on the quality control form. 
  • Performs daily air removal test and records results. 
  • Performs biological test and records results. 
  • Checks biological indicators in incubator first thing in the morning and as needed during the day. 
  • Notifies supervisor or charge person of any change to indicate a positive result or absence of documentation results. 
  • Checks sterilizer chart at the end of each cycle to ensure proper time and temperature has been achieved. 
  • Assigns priority to emergency requests. 
  • Identifies instruments needed by the O.R., utilizing physician's reference sheets. 
  • Identifies location of patient care equipment dispensed from central supply. 
  • Makes daily rounds on all patient care units to collect instruments and patient care equipment. 

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