Job Description

Job Summary: Performs a variety of duties to maintain infection control standards for the health and safety of patients and medical staff personnel. Responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembly, sterilizing, storage and distributing medical/surgical devices and supplies used in patient care.

Reponsibilities:

  • Performs duties as a Central Processing Tech independently, works proficiently without supervision and helps train new staff.
  • Identifies and uses appropriate methods and solutions to sort, disassemble, decontaminate, rinse and disinfect instruments and clinical equipment.
  • Operates and troubleshoots cleaning equipment.
  • Appropriately handles garbage, linen, and biohazardous materials. Maintains safety standards.
  • Consistently uses recipes to correctly assemble, protect, wrap, containerize and/or peel package and label instruments.
  • Identifies and inspects instruments for cleanliness and functionality.
  • Properly handles and stores sterile supplies, equipment and instruments.
  • Selects appropriate sterilization methods.
  • Knows and follows correct principles of sterilization.
  • Properly documents and verifies sterilization loads and biological tests to determine the efficacy of the sterilization process.
  • Retrieves, disburses and tracks medical and surgical supplies and equipment to the customer in a quality/timely manner.
  • Know, uses, maintains and operates the equipment specific to Central Processing, i.e. steam, ETO, V-Pro, Steris System; washer/disinfectors, ultrasonic cleaners and heat sealers as well as a variety of testing devices.
  • Knows receiving, stocking and rotating of surgical supplies.
  • Communicates supply issues to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a clean orderly work area.
  • Serves as a resource to customers on all Central Processing functions.
  • Performs other related job duties as required. Tracks his/her progress and compliance in regards to training, staff meeting and inservice education, etc.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • 1 year Central Processing experience or SPD Certification
  • MA drivers license
  • Medical Terminology
  • Knowledge of Basic Anatomy
  • Basic Computer Skills required
  • Knowledge of Surgical Instrumentation
  • Knowledge of Sterilization Processes
  • Good Verbal and written communication (in English) being concise by phone and in person.
  • Manual Dexterity

Application Instructions

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