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Sterile Processing Tech

Memorial Health

Memorial Health

Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tracking Code

2023-18549

Position Type

Full-Time

Shift

Evening

Job Location

Decatur, Illinois

Description

Cleans and assembles equipment and instruments; folds and assembles linen packs.

Essential Functions and Job Duties

 

  • Decontaminates scopes, cameras and equipment for department, following all manufacturer’s guidelines and OSHA Blood and Body Fluids guidelines.
  • Inspects and dismantles and reassembles, if appropriate, prior to decontamination.
  • Reports broken or damaged instruments and equipment.
  • Provides decontamination and reprocessing for ancillary areas, such as Emergency Care Center, Maternal/Child Nursing Services, Diagnostic Radiology, and Heart Center.
  • Responsible for instrument tray assembly and packaging of supplies.
  • Includes sterile indicators in packages/trays.
  • Provides accurate instrument count sheets when appropriate.
  • Documents sterility dates accurately.
  • Responsible for proper sterilization of instruments.
  • Assesses proper sterilization methods and recommendations.
  • Adheres to and documents biological testing.
  • Stores and rotates supplies; cleans and restocks assigned areas.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of reusable linen and basins.
  • Assists all personnel in locating or delivering necessary instruments or supplies.
  • Responsible for outdated supplies/instruments in assigned areas.
  • Responsible for accurate preparation of case carts.
  • Communicates items not pulled for procedure.
  • Provides appropriate substitutes for items/supplies not available.
  • Generates supply/pick list from computer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

General Skill Requirements

In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
  • Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Problem solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
  • Concentration – Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Supervision – ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.

Education and/or Other Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Sterile Processing or Surgical Technician certification is required after two years of employment.   Prior experience is preferred. Certified Board for Sterile Processing preferred.

Environmental Factors

Exposure to uncomfortable temperature levels, above-average noise levels, and potentially injurious elements or conditions is great.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Moderate physical activity; must be able to stand, bend, reach, lift and carry loads up to 35 pounds; must be able to load and unload washers and sterilizers. Must be able to stand entire shift.

 

Mental Demands

  • Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Good memory and fact retention are necessary.  Must be able to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.

Note

Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job.  In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.

Required Experience

Qualifications

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Knowledge of surgical instruments or procedures or medical supplies is helpful.  Must be accurate and have good organizational skills.

Education and/or Other Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Sterile Processing or Surgical Technician certification is required after two years of employment.   Prior experience is preferred. Certified Board for Sterile Processing preferred.

Environmental Factors

Exposure to uncomfortable temperature levels, above-average noise levels, and potentially injurious elements or conditions is great.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Moderate physical activity; must be able to stand, bend, reach, lift and carry loads up to 35 pounds; must be able to load and unload washers and sterilizers. Must be able to stand entire shift.

 

Mental Demands

  • Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Good memory and fact retention are necessary.  Must be able to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.