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Sterile Processing (SPD Tech) I, Full Time, Day Shift with Call

Job Title
Sterile Processing (SPD Tech) I, Full Time, Day Shift with Call
Job ID
27672441
Location
Sault Ste. Marie,  MI 49783
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Description
JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Surgical Services, ensures the delivery of necessary hospital and rental equipment; the stocking and delivery of supplies to hospital; the pick-up of soiled equipment, and utensils from patient care areas; the decontamination of these items; the assembly, wrapping and sterilization of  OR instruments and sets for reuse.  Additionally, requires data entry into a computer and/or card system, updates of order, receive, and issue information for inventory control, for departmental and unit usage tracking, and quality assurance.  Performs all duties in compliance with hospital policies and procedures.  Required to take call and respond in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 
1.         High School diploma or G.E.D. with proficiency in English and Math required.  Knowledge of medical terminology and computer data entry skills preferred.
2.         One year previous Central Service experience preferred.
3.         Requires good motor coordination for repetitive motions and for labeling goods.  Must be able to stoop, bend and lift sixty-five pound cartons of goods or surgical kits. Requires manual dexterity to create surgical packs/kits and ability to use a computer keyboard.
4.         Ability to maintain good working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, management, and customers.
5.         Knowledge of requirements and regulations set forth by M.D.P.H., J.C.A.H.O. and other oversight organizations.
6.         Must have the ability to work independently and organize several projects.
7.         Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day.
8.         Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
9.         Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
10.       Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
11.       Good visual acuity and manual dexterity required.
12.       Must have the ability to lift, push, or pull up to 65 pounds.
            13.       Willing and able to accept standby call assignments



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
 
1.         Delivers and Returns Supplies
Checks dept/unit storage areas for Periodic Automatic Replenishment (PAR) of supplies as required determining supplies needed to established levels.  Selects and transfers stock from Central or Storeroom Inventory to effectively fill dept/unit requests, par level sheets, and case carts.  Delivers stock, nonstock, and reprocessed equipment and instruments to user areas using appropriate type of transportation for the situation.  Properly transports reusable equipment on regular rounds to decontamination area using appropriate techniques to ensure safe delivery of contaminated items.  Picks up contaminated supplies, equipment, and instruments from designated dept/unit locations for reprocessing.  Assembles Operating Room case carts using Dr. Preference lists for surgical procedures.
 
2.         Performs Decontamination Functions
Follows hospital, and complies with government, procedures for retrieving soiled, and contaminated, equipment and instruments. Performs gross decontamination of used instruments and utensils. Operates equipment washer dryer, washer-sterilizer,  sonic cleaner, glutaraldehyde bath, and other designated reprocessing equipment in accordance with departmental and governmental policies and procedures.         
 
3.         Performs Sterilizer Functions
Prepares OR instrumentation, kits, and trays for sterilization in accordance with departmental and governmental policies and procedures.  Checks kits for current status and prepares outdated packs for resterilization.  Operates Steam Sterilizers for terminal sterilization.        Signs and dates the sterilization record after checking for proper time, pressure, and temperature.  Performs and records daily all chemical and bacteriological tests according to departmental and governmental policies and procedures.
 
4.         Maintains Work Areas
Rotates stock so that dated items closest to expiration are used first.            Keeps work areas and sterilizers clean, stock and storage areas dusted, and reusable equipment clean and ready for use, while insuring compliance with all applicable government and hospital regulations.            Faces and groups items for easy identification, keeping track of outdates which need resterilization or removal.
 
5.         Secures Appropriate Information
Labels items with individual sticker as necessary for tracking (such as patient charge items).  Ensures that daily issue, transfer, and revenue documents are recorded immediately after editing and minimizing "lost charges". Maintains and prepares manual charge slips and OR requisition sheets.  Sets up operating room case carts in response to doctor preference cards.  Reviews the quality assurance records pertaining to the sterilization process and evaluates the performance of the hospital’s sterilization equipment, and reports this information to the Infection Control Officer.  Coordinates the tracking of items, patient devices and special rental equipment.  Attends meetings and seminars, as needed, which provide current educational material to update skills and knowledge levels.
 
6.         Customer First.
Communicates information using good technique. Ensures that all functional work areas within Central Sterile are covered both within a shift to include on call time.  Acts as an assistant to hospital department in matters pertaining to the sterilization of items, retention of records, changes to hospital instrument trays and updating of reference folders.  Answers the phone and works on call as required to process OR implant trays and one of a kind instrument trays as needed.  Complies with and/or implements the Customer First Philosophy as well as all hospital, human relations, safety, health, human resource and department policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.  Meets all licensing accreditation requirements.
 
7.         Age Specific.
Understands and can access information regarding issues related to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as pertinent to job.
 
8.         QA/I.
Participates in Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA/I) activities (e.g., education, measurement/monitoring, review, team participation, etc.) in conjunction with the Hospitals QA/I plan, goals and objectives.
 
9.         Other Duties.
Helps with spot checks and cycle counts to ensure accuracy of information entered into the Materials Management Information Systems (MMIS).  Helps other SPD Technicians to perform unfamiliar tasks according to CS policies and procedures. Participates in required hospital physical inventories as directed by the Director of Materials Management / Central Service. Assists in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Central Service process as it relates to the rental, lease, or purchase of supplies and services for the CS Department.   Performs all other duties as established by the Director of Surgical Services.   






 
 

 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
1.         Heavy work requiring long periods of standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and crouching.
 
2.         Works with steam sterilizers which create sterile instruments and exposure to heat.


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, or required by their immediate supervisor.
Required Skills

Knowledge of medical terminology and computer data entry skills preferred.
One year previous Central Service experience preferred.
Requires good motor coordination for repetitive motions and for labeling goods. Must be able to stoop, bend and lift sixty-five pound cartons of goods or surgical kits. Requires manual dexterity to create surgical packs/kits and ability to use a computer keyboard.
Ability to maintain good working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, management, and customers.
Knowledge of requirements and regulations set forth by M.D.P.H., J.C.A.H.O. and other oversight organizations.
Must have the ability to work independently and organize several projects.
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day.
Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Good visual acuity and manual dexterity required.
Must have the ability to lift, push, or pull up to 65 pounds.
Willing and able to accept standby call assignments

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