THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.
Provides sterilized instruments and sterilized trays for patient care to all department in the hospital. Duties include retrieving used instruments for cleaning, decontamination and sterilization.
Equivalent to graduation from high school and either currently enrolled in a vocational course specific to sterile processing or one (1) year of sterile processing experience in a health care environment.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
1. Preference will be given to applicants who have a currentCRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) through IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management);
2. One (1) year previous/recent (within the last 3 years) sterile instrument experience in a hospital setting; and
3. Sterile Processing experience in a hospital setting.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Patient care equipment; principles and practices of infection control and sterilization; references for uncommonly used instruments; detergents and disinfectants; proper methods of cleaning various instruments; specialized surgical instrumentation; department and hospital safety policies and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, use, disposal and storage of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.Skill in:
Using proper sterilization and decontamination procedures; processing reusable items; maintaining sterility; using proper waste handling procedures; following dispensing procedures; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time; vision to use standard equipment, read printed materials and a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous