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Sterile Processing Technician

Company: MedStar Health
Location: Olney
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryUnder direct supervision of the Team Lead, performs specific sterile processing functions for the operating room and other patient care units as deemed operationally necessary following approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedures.Minimum QualificationsEducation/TrainingHigh School Diploma or equivalentExperienceMinimum 2 years experience in sterile processingRelevant Hospital experience may be consideredLicense/Certification/RegistrationCertification as Central Service Technician is preferredKnowledge, Skills & AbilitiesAbility to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.Basic Computer skills to perform Data entryHIPAA policies on ConfidentialityPrimary Duties and ResponsibilitiesClinical/Technical: Performs sterile processing functions. Sterilizes general, operating room instrumentation, tray sets, and scope equipment by means of steam, gas, or chemical sterilization.Picks up, manually, cleans to remove gross soil, and decontaminates general operating room instrumentations, tray sets and scope equipment per departmental procedure.Sort and process instrumentation through washer/sterilization and/or sonic equipment in the designated decontamination area.Manually cleans and disinfects select patient care equipment.Cleans and sterilizes loaner instrumentation as required to department policy procedure.Cleans supply carts and operational equipment including ultrasonic cleaner, washer sterilizer, steam and sterilizers and sterrad autoclave racks as required by departmental policy and procedures.Coordination: Coordinates and maintains instruments and supplies according to department standards. Inspects and assembles general operating room instrumentation, tray sets, and scope equipment using appropriate packaging and wrapping techniques.Responsible for preparing and delivering complete case carts including add on case carts according to departmental standards to the Operating Room.Restocks supply carts in designated areas utilizing inventory control methods.Documents all cleaning activities in designated cleaning records.Returns clean patient care equipment to staging area.Records and maintains accurate daily records of all sterilization functions according to regulatory agencies and quality assurance standards.All cleaning and processing must comply with departmental procedures, infection control guidelines, surgeons specifications and manufacture's recommendations.Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure. Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs.Attends continuing education programs.Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.Meets all mandatory obligations.Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments. Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate or participates in hospital related activities.Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.

Keywords: MedStar Health, Olney , Sterile Processing Technician, Professions , Olney, Maryland

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