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STERILE PROCESSING TECH (SV INFIRMARY), STERILE PROCESSING, FULL TIME, EVENINGS

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/6/2017
Job Title: 
STERILE PROCESSING TECH (SV INFIRMARY), STERILE PROCESSING, FULL TIME, EVENINGS
Job Category:   Clinical:Central Supply Svcs/Sterilization
Location:   Little Rock
Arkansas
 
Job Description:   **STERILE PROCESSING TECH (SV INFIRMARY), STERILE PROCESSING, FULL TIME, EVENINGS** **Description** JOB SUMMARY: Clean, decontaminate, prepare and assemble surgical instrumentation and related equipment, used by surgical services and other clinical departments. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. COMMUNICATION/INFORMATION MANAGEMENTDemonstrates and facilitates effective departmental and inter-departmental communications. Consistently responds to departmental and inter-departmental needs in a prompt, accurate, clear, and precise manner (i.e., filling and dispensing requested supplies, instruments, equipment, etc.) Consistently informs appropriate individuals about problems involving equipment, supplies, instruments, implants, etc. Consistently maintains continuity of communications 1. COMPETENCY TO PROCESS IMPLANTS Consistently inspects the integrity of implant packaging to ensure sterility. Assembles implant sets, emergency carts, and trays with minimal assistance. Consistently processes, checks, and labels implants in a timely, accurate, and legible manner with minimal assistance. Replaces all items needed to complete implant sets and specialty carts with minimal assistance. Records requests for implants on the record form. Consistently maintains a clean and orderly work area. 1. COMPETENCY TO PROCESS INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, SETS, TRAY, AND CASE CARTS Consistently inspects instruments for sharpness, deterioration, alignment, and cleanliness. Inspects all serration and cannulations according to policy. Uses care in handling instruments, identifies heat sensitive items, separates delicate items to prevent damage. Checks the condition of instrument containers prior to use. Ensures that appropriate sterilization indicators and filters are placed in the instrument pan(s) prior to sterilization. Consistently follows specified checklist when assembling instrument sets/trays. Consistently labels/initials instrument sets and equipment accurately, legibly and in a timely manner. Consistently ensures that instrument sets are complete prior to sterilization; records all missing tag items that are not replaced in instrument sets. Consistently keeps conveyor unloaded and cleared of trays. Knowledgeable of the basic use of surgical instruments. Correctly processes workload (case cart, power equipment, decontaminating equipment, scopes, etc.) and determines processing/cleaning priorities. Removes carts from Surgery elevator promptly. Keeps accurate records of all equipment received and cleaned, trays and instruments processed. Follows cleaning procedure per manufacturer’s instructions. Stock supplies in proper order (new supplies to the back, older supplies to the front). Assembles no less than 20-25 instrument sets per day. Displays knowledge in identifying surgical instrumentation. 1. COMPETENCY TO MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS ASEPSIS AND SAFETY Understands and practices basis aseptic principles. Understands the importance of precisely following guidelines for decontamination and loading amp washer as outlined by policy and procedure. Demonstrates understanding of basic principles of all types of sterilization methods used at SVIMC and operates/maintains sterilizers according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Is prompt and loads sterilizers in the correct manner. Checks printouts at the beginning of the sterilization cycle, and at frequent intervals during the cycle and at the end of the cycle to ensure proper function. Performs on a daily basis appropriate testing for sterilizers according to manufacturer’s instructions (Bowie-Dick, biological 3M Attest). Keeps accurate and legible ledger on all sterilization test results. Prepares cleaning solution accurately and maintains adequate level of cleaner in Amp washer. Practices good personal hygiene. Understands and complies with infection control policies and procedures such as hand washing, containment of infections agents/materials. Attends in-service programs and complies with general safety guidelines, fire safety rules, hazard communications, emergency codes and procedures. Uses care in operating all equipment and carts; sinks are cleaned. Sterilizer drains are free of debris and cleaned daily. **Qualifications** MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School diploma, GED or Metropolitan Test or equivalent. Must become certified within one year from date of hire. Experience: Minimal knowledge of surgical supplies, instruments and equipment. Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, talking, and hearing. Must be able to handle in excess of 50 pounds. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities. The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to chemicals), and infectious diseases. Skills: Able to read and comprehend written material of moderate complexity, write with acceptable clarity and make arithmetic computations; demonstrate positive guest relations/communication skills. All other duties as assigned. **Job** Patient Care Support **Primary Location** ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK-ST VINCENT INFIRMARY **Daily Schedule** DAYS **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0127932
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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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