This position requires completion of the Central Service Tech Program within 6 months of hire.
Shift: Nights / Weekend
8 hour shift (10:30pm – 7:00am) or 10 hour shift (8:30pm – 7:00am) working every 6th weekend
The Central Service / Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining high standards for decontamination assembly, inspecting, wrapping, and sterilization of surgical instruments and medical equipment for Surgical Services and all Ancillary departments. This includes working in conjunction with the OR staff to provide timely sterile products, trays and case carts where applicable. The Central Service / Processing Technician maintains consistency and continuous workflow between the OR and Central Processing while practicing excellent customer service.
Maintain quality control by monitoring, reading, documenting, and interpreting, all parameters for all types of sterilizers to insure proper function. (Steam, ETO, Glutaraldehyde, and Steris)
Maintain system and department competencies by attending department meetings, in-services, and annual updates.
Maintain quality assurance by correctly utilizing biological monitoring applicable sterilization event.
Demonstrate accountability by providing high quality customer service, through communication and service to the surgical staff and peers.
Inspect all instruments and reusable items visually and manually. Isolate all items needing repair.
Review departmental policies and procedures by reviewing the manuals.
Order and puts away supplies and linens upon request as needed. Pick surgical case carts by following established Surgeons Preference Cards or Procedural Pick list/requisition.
Perform correct and appropriate data entry, understand and utilize computers for generating data and requisitioning goods.
Answer phone in professional, helpful manner by maintaining communication skills appropriate in a professional setting.
Dispose of all biohazard products per departmental procedures.
Assist with development or modifications in all supply system, instrumentation, and services as needed.
Rotate assignments through sterilization, decontamination, assembly, case carts and dispatch.
Work with high-level disinfectants and cleaning solutions and read and interpret appropriate MSDS accordingly.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Nonage Specific (N/A)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||High School Diploma or equivalency +
Graduate of an accredited Operating Room Technician or Central Service Technician program within six months from hire date or Three years of experience
|Required||No experience required.|
|Desired||6 months Previous Central Service Processing experience.|
|Communication||understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines|
|Comprehension||understand, remember, and communicate routine, factual information|
|Dept. Specific - Patient Care||interpret charts and computerized washer and sterilizer printouts|
|General - All Positions||utilize personal protection to ensure a safe working environment|
|General - All Positions||understand medical terminology|
|General - All Positions||work effectively under stress|
|General - Patient Care||Aseptic technique|
|General - Patient Care||sterilization processes|
|General - Patient Care||steam and Ethylene Oxide sterilization systems|
|Organization||organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis (longer than one month)|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||problem solve|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||make decisions which have moderate impact on immediate work unit|
|License and Certifications|
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Static Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Stooping/Bending||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Squatting||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Other||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)||Number of lbs: 75-100|
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|Exposed to infectious diseases.
|Central Services Tech|
Equal Opportunity Employer