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Sterile Processing Tech - Mercy West Lakes Sterile Processing - Full Time

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/11/2017
Job Title: 
Sterile Processing Tech - Mercy West Lakes Sterile Processing - Full Time
Job Category:   Clinical:Central Supply Svcs/Sterilization
Location:   West Des Moines
Iowa
 
Job Description:   **Sterile Processing Tech - Mercy West Lakes Sterile Processing - Full Time** **Description** **GENERALSUMMARY** **:** This position is responsible for inspecting, assembling and wrapping procedure trays, instrument trays, linens, and surgical supplies for sterilization. Also responsible for sterilization processes. Maintains appropriate supply levels to meet patient care requirements. **ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS** **:** + Knowledgeof all surgical instruments. + Inspectsinstruments for cleanliness and proper function and prepares them forsterilization using procedure cards. + Assemblesand prepares procedure trays, instruments trays, linens and surgical suppliesfor sterilization according to Quality Assurance procedures. + Properlabeling of instruments by set name and identifying who they belong to,including any missing items. + Operatessteam and low temperature sterilizers according to standard practice. + Prioritizesinstrument sets needing to be sterilized. + Workswith consignment sets and sales representatives to ensure availability ofnecessary instruments. + Correctlyidentifies where specific instruments are kept. + Abilityto issue supplies to requesting areas via computer. + Maintainsrecords of instrument sets for productivity and quality assurance. + Maintainsinventory of sterile supplies. + Answerstelephone; fills special request orders. + Fillssurgery case list orders with proper instrumentation. + Maintainsorganized work area and performs departmental cleaning as required. + Maintainsrecord keeping of sterilization/decontamination process. Accurately and legibly fills out allmandated sterilization documents according to procedures. **MARGINAL FUNCTIONS** **:** + Participatesin departmental Performance Improvement activities. + Worksin the decontamination area. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED** **:** + Highschool diploma or GED required. + Abilityto read, write, comprehend, and speak English. + BasicLife Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies andcertifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuerand American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. + Computerknowledge preferred. + Knowledgeof surgical instruments and sterilization process preferred. **Job** Materials Management/Supply Chain **Primary Location** IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-MERCY WEST LAKES **Daily Schedule** Day/Evening **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0132974
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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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