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Central Sterile Tech - Safety Sensitive

Company: White River Health
Location: Batesville
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary
Responsible for preparing and assembling medical and surgical supplies, instrumentation, and equipment, maintaining the sterile processing areas, and receiving and distributing surgical supplies and equipment.

Job Duties

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Follow established protocols for cleaning, decontaminating, preparing, and packaging, disinfecting, or sterilizing, and storing medical and surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Distribute medical and surgical supplies from sterile processing areas to other areas within the facility or health care organization as needed.
  • Adhere to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Follow safety procedures and manufacturer's instructions when handling cleaning solutions, supplies and equipment.
  • Operate equipment used in the sterile processing areas safely and according to the manufacturer's instructions for use.
  • Monitor, interpret, and document results of physical, chemical, and biological indicators for all types of sterilizers used in the sterile processing areas.
  • Prepare and distribute surgical case carts according to physician's preference lists and anticipated needs of the perioperative team.
  • Inventory, receive, and restock materials used for supporting sterile processing services.
  • Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines.
  • Exhibit professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Assist with improving the quality of sterile processing services.
  • Assist with identifying pertinent evidence to establish benchmarks as directed.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
  • Job responsibilities require a considerable amount of physical work. The individual will be required to assist with lifting and moving patients, pushing of carts, wheelchairs, and other equipment; and lifting or pushing of up to 50 pounds. The individual must be able to bend over to perform certain duties, e.g.., putting trays in proper locations, etc. The individual must also be able to maneuver throughout the halls, stairways, and patient rooms in response to hospital emergencies. Interpretation of environmental input requires visual and auditory skills
  • Basic computer skills needed to complete educational requirements.
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned by supervision
    High School diploma or equivalent.

    Training and Experience
    Preferred: One year of sterile processing experience. One of the following Central Sterile certifications required within two years of employment: Central Supply Processing Department Technician (CSPDT), or Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification, Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) certification

  • Must be able to report to work fit for duty and free of any adverse effects of illegal drugs, medical marijuana, prescription medication, and/or alcohol.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with other individuals

Keywords: White River Health, Jonesboro , Central Sterile Tech - Safety Sensitive, Other , Batesville, Arkansas

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