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Central Sterile Technician

GREAT PLAINS HEALTH HR
NORTH PLATTE, NE Full-time
Posted on January 12, 2020

Central Sterile Technician

Central Sterile
Full Time
8 hour shift
 
  • Mission

    • To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

  • Position Summary
    • The Central Sterile Processing (CS) Technician is responsible for following infection control standards and manufacturer recommendations for cleaning, preparing, processing (inspection, assembling, and packaging), sterilizing, and storing medical/surgical supplies, equipment, implants and instruments required by medical, surgical, and nursing personnel for the care and treatment of patients.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education
      • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
    • Credentials
      • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) within 2 years of Date of Hire preferred.
  • Physical Demands
    • Sit occasionally.
    • Stand and/or walk constantly.
    • Push 10 pounds frequently.
    • Pull 40 pounds frequently.
    • Lift and/or carry 30 pounds 25 feet frequently.
    • Possess visual acuity, hearing, and color discrimination within normal limits.
    • Bend, stoop, squat frequently.
    • Reach waist to overhead occasionally and at waist height constantly.
    • Possess fine motor coordination within normal limits.
  • Essential Functions
    • Knowledgeable of the flow process of central sterile processing. Performs functions and duties associated with the care, handling and sterilization of surgical instruments, implants, equipment and flexible endoscopes.
    • Disassembles, cleans and disinfects all instruments and equipment and supplies returned to the decontamination room for reprocessing.
    • Competently operates, maintains, cleans and loads washer/decontamination, ultrasonic machine, steam, SFPP, and Sterrad sterilizers, Cart Washer, and any other patient care equipment.
    • Works respectfully, cooperatively and professionally with team members as evidenced by positive interpersonal relationships, self-development, team effectiveness, and compliance with departmental and organizational policy.
    • Good Communication Skills, Effective Interpersonal Relationships.
    • Demonstrates working knowledge of the instrument tracking system.
    • Understands proper functioning and testing of departmental autoclaves, understanding processes to follow when not working properly, notification to department manager, submission of work order, out of order sign posting.
    • Performs daily rounds, obtains soiled equipment, contaminated instruments, case carts, from patient care departments transporting them to CS for reprocessing.
    • Delivers clean equipment, isolation, crash carts, sterile instruments, etc. to the patient care areas as requested in a timely manner. Maintains a no bug zone when at the counting and packing table to reduce errors.
    • Maintains high attention to detail in all areas of central sterile processing from decontamination, washing, counting, packing, sterilization to placing on the shelf for use.