Sterile Processing Tech

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Feb 03, 2021

Job Description

The Sterile Processing Technician provides support services to the operating room and other departments throughout the organization. This position is responsible for decontamination, assembly, sterilization of instrumentation, and cleaning of equipment for patient use on the floors. Core Competencies Cleans carts, surgical instruments, power and specialty equipment, using washer/disinfectors, sonic washer and dryer, and cart washers Distributes and or stores instruments and equipment according to department standards Checks procedure trays and instrument sets for accuracy, consistency and condition of instruments and initials all work performed. Makes daily rounds to floors and departments to pick up soiled instruments and equipment. Cleans and disinfects soiled equipment and instruments thoroughly. Maintains and operates the washer/disinfectors, cart lift, and cart washer as recommended by the manufacturer Communicates any special requests to oncoming shift Checks equipment to determine proper functioning, and notifies appropriate person to resolve any issues identified Assembles and packages linen for OR case carts and other departments throughout the hospital as necessary. Assists in assembling operating room case carts. Sterilizes instruments and supplies using steam, Sterrad, or Steris System 1E sterilizers Monitors sterilizers, washer/disinfectors and other equipment for proper functioning and reports malfunctions to appropriate person Maintains sterilization records and other documentation as necessary Attends seminars and in-services to maintain certification and up-to-date knowledge of sterile processing methods and practices Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times Maintains knowledge in all sterilization, CDPH and Joint Commission regulatory standards, identifies any gaps or deficiencies and reports immediately for correction. Adheres to and demonstrates ability to follow policies and procedures related to preparation and packaging of instrumentation. Adheres to and demonstrates ability to follow policies and procedures related to decontamination. Takes after hours call in the surgery department Sorts, assembles and wraps/containerizes instruments and specialty equipment for sterilization in 8 out of 13 Service Lines: General, GYN, Plastics/Burn, Urology, Ophthalmology, ENT/Dental, Robotic, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Orthopedic, Spine, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics according to department standards Department Specific Competencies Education Degree Program N/A N/A Additional Information Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 1 Sterile Processing Tech experience Additional Information N/A License / Certification Requirements CRCST or CBSPD within 24 months of hire