Position : Sterile Processing Tech
Operates and monitors sterilization equipment.
Prioritizes daily tasked based on interpretation of surgical schedule, determining the requirement for instruments for each surgical case.
Disassembles carts and follows Universal Precautions for decontamination.
Sterilizes, disinfects durable medical equipment and instruments, packages clean supplies and instruments, maintains records for all instruments and transports sterilized items to the floor.
Assembles sterilized instruments and rechecks all instruments for cleanliness and/or impairment. Properly checks power equipment.
Takes measures to allow for easy instrument tracking including following labeling processes, use of engraver, reporting and documenting all missing instruments and implants replaced in trays.
Communicates the equipment and instrument inventory status with the Central Processing staff and Surgery Charge Nurse including order status, back orders and/or changes.
Responds to emergency situations by insuring all emergency, trauma and add-on cases are supplied properly and delivered to the Operating Room in a timely manner.
Utilizes applications and technology to accurately facilitate record keeping in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
Performs other duties as assigned.
May be required to float to other departments (within scope of competency and qualifications) based on business need.