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Sterile Processing Technician, Certified

High Point, NC, United States
Job ID: 108005
Job Family: Support Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12511085243025-Operating Room Sterile Processing

Overview

LOCATION:

High Point

SCHEDULE:

Variable

JOB SUMMARY: 

Responsible for the cleaning, assembling, packaging, maintenance, and sterilization of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment. Responsible for the daily checking of the autoclaves to insure proper function. Works with other department staff members to provide the necessary equipment, instruments, and supplies for posted procedures. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED equivalent. 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: 

Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT). 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

1. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building. 

2. Cleans instruments and equipment using appropriate method and equipment. 

3. Ensures the correct inspection of reusable items. 

4. Sorting and assembling instruments and/or sets. 

5. Operates sterilizing units for production of sterile products to reduce risk of nosocomial infections. 

6. Ensures the availability of sterilization supplies and prep solutions. 

7. Daily checks autoclaves and Steris Units with biological indicators and air removal test kits as required. Maintains proper logs, records and charts of sterilizers. 

8. Maintains technical knowledge. 

9. Provides age/developmentally appropriate care as provided in accordance with Age-Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served. 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

Ability to operate equipment, such as sterilization equipment, washer sterilizer, ultrasonic cleaner, flash autoclave and high van autoclave Ability to communicate effectively with other medical professionals Knowledge of basic and specialty operating room instrumentation Ability to stand for long periods 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Exposure to hazards associated with bodily fluids and tissue Regular exposure to the risk of blood borne diseases Exposure to chemical agents used in cleaning Exposure to hazards of steam and heat, may be subject to burns Loud stressful environment due to equipment and high demands Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Subject to many interruptions Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries Exposure to sharp instruments that may result in cuts or abrasions 

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