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Central Sterile TechPRN

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   6/28/2017
Job Title: 
Central Sterile TechPRN
Job Category:   Clinical:Central Supply Svcs/Sterilization
Location:   Pendleton
Oregon
 
Job Description:   **Central Sterile TechPRN** **Description** Job Summary: Responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following established infection control practices Essential Duties: 1. Cleans and inspects for proper functioning a variety of patient care equipment returned for processing. 1. Inspects, cleans and assembles surgical and standard instruments according to established procedures. Prepares, cleans, wraps, and sterilizes instrument trays for surgery, emergency room, medical/surgical floor, labor and delivery. Inspects folds and assembles sterile linen packs. 1. Distributes sterile instruments to units. Inventories and restocks supply par levels on units within their area of responsibility. 1. Assists maintaining proper inventory of sterile supplies for surgery. 1. Knowledgeable in sterilization techniques by steam, gas or Steris. Knowledgeable in operation of equipment for these sterilization methods. Performs biological and chemical monitoring according to procedure.Maintains records of sterilization operation. Adheres to department and hospital safety policies. Follows the dress code for the department. Maintains good attendance record. Arrives to work punctually. Takes weekend call rotation every other weekend. Performs other duties as assigned, some of which may be essential to the job. Other Responsibilities: 1. Performance Improvement: Understands and actively supports the organizational and departmental Performance Improvement Initiatives. 1. Can verbalize employee’s overall responsibility and role in the St. Anthony Hospital Performance Improvement Program. 2. Can identify Plan Do Check Act as St. Anthony Hospital’s guide for Process Improvement. 3. Supports / participates in a Performance Improvement activity (Organizational, departmental, or individual.) 2. Performs other duties as assigned, some of which may be essential to the job. 3. Values Behaviors: It is essential that all employees are able to support the values of St. Anthony and Catholic Health Initiatives. Each person is expected to interact effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, and staff, as well as demonstrate a commitment to service, hospital values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times. 1. **REVERENCE** Pass a Smile! (First Impressions) 1. Initiate greetings with a smile, eye contact, open body language, and a handshake or touch. 2. Use patient and co-worker's name in conversation. 3. Listen attentively and confirm back to customer what you have heard. 4. Always say "hello" with a smile to patients, visitors, and co-workers in hallways and elevators. 5. Introduce yourself. Celebrate Differences! (Diversity) 1. Treat all patients, visitors, and co-workers with respect as unique, valued individuals. 2. Provide the highest level of service to everyone, regardless of who they are. 3. Create a supportive environment and encourage people to freely express themselves. 4. Behave in a professional, collaborative, supportive manner, regardless of personal feelings. Look the Part! (Professional Image) 1. Make sure employee badge is visible and appropriately place. 2. Stay well groomed. Keep clothing neat, clean, and in accordance with department and hospital policy. 3. Ensure that personal conversations, demeanor, and all behaviors present an "on-stage" appearance. 4. Maintain an attitude of confidence and proficiency. 2. **INTEGRITY** Make it Right! (Service Recovery) 1. Anticipate and correct problems before they become complaints. 2. Acknowledge mistakes when they occur, without placing blame. 3. Apologize for the mistake, even if you (the employee) are not at fault. 4. Make amends for mistakes by taking corrective action as a tangible indication of our sincere regret Let's Talk! (Communication) 1. Follow-through on all requests and promises in a timely manner. 2. Always say, "thank you" and "good-bye". 3. Whenever you see a person who needs help, ask them, "What can I do for you?" 4. Respond in a timely manner to all requests - conveying clear, concise, and accurate information. 5. Answer phones and state name, department, and give appropriate greeting. Always use a friendly tone. Lean on Me! (Teamwork) 1. Balance personal agenda with team and organizational goals. 2. Value all team members and their opinions by treating everyone equally and with respect. 3. Seek to resolve conflicts in a respectful way. Do so directly with the individual(s) involved and promptly. 4. Arrive on time for work. 5. Fully share information that people need to do their job. 6. Express ideas, opinions, and reactions constructively. 3. **COMPASSION** Welcome to Our Home! (Safe/Healing/Calm Environment) 1. Maintain a safe, neat, clutter-free work environment. 2. Pick up litter and throw it away. 3. Eat and drink in designated areas. 4. Keep voice down in and around “on-stage” areas. 5. Recommend changes to policies, procedures, and environment to enhance everyone’s ability to provide optimum service to all patients, visitors, and employees. Keep in Touch! (Provide Information & Explanations) 1. Apologize for delays or inconveniences. 2. Use easily understood and appropriate language when giving information to patients, visitors and co-workers. 3. Avoid technical or professional jargon and acronyms. Privacy Matters! (Privacy/confidentiality) 1. Always speak kindly and positively about patients or co-workers. Show in all ways that the patient is the first priority. 2. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times with patients, visitors, co-workers, physician information, and with proprietary organizational information. 4. **EXCELLENCE** Thank Somebody! (Recognition/Appreciation) 1. Recognize and appreciate a co-worker doing something special and let them know you appreciate it 2. Commend a team member when they demonstrate one or more of our customer service standards and behaviors. Show the Way! (Giving Directions) 1. Make it your job to know where services are at in the facility. 2. If someone appears to need directions, offer to help. 3. Offer to escort patients and visitors to their destination. 4. If unable to personally escort, take him/her to someone who can, or show him or her the way with a facility map. Keep Growing! (Technical Competency) 1. Maintain a high level of competence; continue to grow in skill and encourage others to do the same. 2. Consistently demonstrate excellent technical knowledge on the job. 3. Encourage and contribute innovative ideas and ways of doing things that increase efficiencies. 1. Age Specific Population Served: Check the Age Categories that the position commonly serves. o Neonatal (0-28 days) x Infant (28 days – 1 yr.) x Pediatric (1 – 12 yrs.) x Adolescent (12 – 20 yrs.) x Adult (20 – 61 yrs.) x Geriatric (62 yrs. ) 1. Must be open to additional responsibilities as required by administration. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: High School graduate or equivalent. Training in instrumentation and sterilization required. One year previous experience in Central Processing preferred. Licensure: Central Supply Certification preferred. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Good level of communication and/or math skills requires analytical skills to read and understand instructions, add and subtract numbers, and make relatively straight-forward comparison between numbers and letters. Work requires the communication skills necessary to exchange information on factual matters, understand and transmit instructions, and perform other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skills. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee regularly is required to walk, talk, read, write and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. **Security Access: High** “Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the St. Anthony Hospital Security Policies as it applies to their job role.” WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to hot water and items, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of steam burns. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this document is intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications or adjustment to the job or the manner of performing it consistent with the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation to the disabled. With or without accommodation, the essential functions must be performed. Employees unable to accomplish any functions may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. **Qualifications** Certifications Central Supply Certification preferred. Education High School graduate or equivalent. Training in instrumentation and sterilization required. One year previous experience in Central Processing preferred. **Job** Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing) **Primary Location** OREGON-PENDLETON-ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** S-S **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0118461
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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