Responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following established infection control practices. Must be conscientious with regard to procedures and capable of working under pressure and interacting professionally with other departments within the hospital. Able to accept new ideas and learn position duties. Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
Minimum Education and Work Experince
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Ability to obtainCertification within one year of hire (CBSPD or IAHCSMM preferred)
- 0-1 years of experience
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to demonstrate clear oral and written communication skills
- Ability to effectively plan and prioritize work.
- Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.
- Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
- Basic understanding of various functions of the department.
- Conscientious regard for technical and minute procedures.
- Knowledgeable with cleaning and sterilization procedures and techniques.
- PC competency, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel)
- Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and nomenclature of items and equipment used by the department.
- Time & Attendance (see FSH Time & Attendance Policy)
- Professional Appearance (see FSH Dress Policy)
- Staff meetings (90%)
- Annual Requirements
- Mock Code Blue (min. 2 per year if applicable)
- PPD/TB Screen
- Annual Competencies
- Flu Vaccine
- Compliance Training
- Ensures proper operation of autoclave units prior to use on a daily basis.
- Files requisitions and inventories supplies.
- Helps with loaning and borrowing of instruments.
- Performs tray assemblage, proper packaging and preparation of all applicable supplies for sterilization. Monitors sterility dates on supplies.
- Processes or oversees all contaminated instruments and supplies returned to Central Service.
- Properly loads, operates and cleans all sterilizers, gas and steam, and all general equipment using biological and chemical control tests as required by department.
- Runs biological and chemical tests at beginning of the day shift. Records results in appropriate log.
- Stores prepared articles and supplies in designated areas.
- Develops knowledge of sterilization principles to correctly wrap or package items for sterilization
- Uses proper aseptic technique principles and practices’
- Knowledgeable with the use, function and care of surgical instrumentation
- Capable of surgical instrumentation identification, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, storage and distribution
- Developsknowledge ofimplant sets with an emphasis on orthopedic and neurological, and cardiac trays
- Understands different types of sterilizer operation, cleaning, testing, monitoring and documentation activities
- Develops knowledge regarding handling and care of instruments, tray preparation and special procedure items
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to Adjust Focus- (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
- Close Vision- (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
- Color Vision- (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
- Depth Perception- (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
- Peripheral Vision- (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
- Lift up to 10 pounds- 2/3 and more of time
- Lift up to 25 pounds- 1/3 to 1/2 of time
- Push/Pull- up to 1/3 of time
- Reach with hands and arms- 2/3 and more of time
- Stand- 2/3 and more of time
- Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl- up to 1/3 of time
- Talk or hear- up to 1/3 of time
- Use hands to finger, handle or feel- 2/3 and more of time
- Walk- 1/3 to 1/2 of time
- Body fluid exposure- Yes
- Fine Dexterity- Left only (5-6 hours)
- Fumes or airborne particles- 1/3 to 1/2 of time
- Grasping: simple/light- Both (7+ hours)
- Grasping: firm/heavy- Both (3-4 hours)
- Hearing- Ability to hear alarms on equipment
- Hearing- Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff
- Hearing- Ability to hear patient call
- Repetitive use of foot control- Right only (3-4 hours)
- Repetitive use of hands- Both (7+ hours)
- Risk of electrical shock- 1/3 to 1/2 of time
- Toxic or caustic chemicals- up to 1/3 of time
- Typical noise level- Loud Noise
- Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)- 2/3 and more of time
- Work near moving mechanical parts- 2/3 and more of time