Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 11/30/2022

Lead CSST, 40 HRs/Week, Night Shift (11:00PM to 7:30AM)Weekends Required, On Call Required, Holidays Required

I. Position Function:

To act as resource to the Central Service Technicians in addition to performing all other duties of a central processing technician (receive, clean, decontaminate, process, assemble, sterilize, store and deliver surgical and other instruments and supplies).

II. Job Relationships:

Reports to CPD Supervisor.

Guides and advises other CPD Techs.

Collaborates with Operating Room Nurses, Distribution Aides and clinical departments.

III. Authority:

Authority to act on the departments behalf in the absence of the CPD Supervisor.

Authority to communicate oral corrections and recommendations in order to improve technique.

IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,

and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."

Makes certain that daily routines are fulfilled.

Acts as a immediate resource for Central Service Technicians.

Keeps supervisor aware of problem areas and makes recommendations.

Provides some in-servicing training programs for technicians.

Performs random sport checks of prepared instrument trays to assure proper procedures have been adhered to.

Performs all duties of a Tech which are as follows:

- Receive, clean, and decontaminate surgical instruments, medical supplies, and other

related supplies and equipment according to established procedures.

- Inspect, assemble, wrap or containerize, sterilize, store, and distribute the above to user

departments.

Operate according to manufactures recommendations and safety guidelines all departmental equipment including, but not limited to:

- Cart Washer/Steam Gun

- Washer/Sterilizer

- Gas Sterilizer

- Aeration Chamber

- Heat Sealer

- Ultrasonic Cleaner

Keep abreast of the latest infection control and central service techniques.

Attendance at departmental in-service programs is mandatory.

Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work environment.

Communicate any deviations in procedure to the CPD Supervisor.

Respond to customer requests; inform Lead Tech and/or Supervisor of any deviations in procedure or shortage of proper equipment.

Perform other duties as assigned.

B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

V. Reporting Requirements:

Produces daily shift report for CPD Supervisor.

Performs Quality Assurance rounds in the OR.

Reports all variances from standards to CPD Supervisor.

VI. Accountability:

Accountable for prioritizing work load to ensure efficient OR schedule.

Accountable for responding to concerns/questions.

Accountable for adherence to established policies and procedures.

VII. Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma.

Minimum Experience:

Minimum 5 years experience as a Central Service Technician.

Preferably some Lead experience (supervisory).

Minimum skills/abilities:

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Attention to fine detail.

Ability to identify and solve problems quickly as they arise.

Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.

Certification/Licensure:

CRCST certification required.

Training:

OR medical instrumentation, sterility technique, infection control, CDC policies and procedures, and universal precautions.

Customer service and CQI principles.


Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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