STERILE PROCESSING AND DISTRIB TECH 1-LGMC CENTRAL STERILIZATION-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6326)
Employment Status: PRN
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The SPD Tech I will be responsible for decontamination, proper cleaning, assembly, sterilization, and storage of instruments, instrument trays, equipment, and supplies according to the prescribed procedures and aseptic technique. They are also responsible for case cart building, cycle counting of inventory, receipt, handling, storage and distribution of supplies, and daily stock put away.The SPD Tech I must be conscientious with regard to procedures, be capable of working under pressure, and interacting professionally within other departments within and outside of the hospital.They must be able to accept new ideas and be willing to learn new position duties.
Demonstrates employee service Standards of Behavior and maintaining confidentiality.
Accountable for upholding the LGMC mission and service standards in order to provide high quality service to all customers.
Knowledgeable of and complies with applicable federal and state laws and LGMC Standards of Behavior.
Complies with mandatory regulatory and credentialing requirements and participates in continuous improvement activities in an effort to ensure service quality.
Performs other job duties as assigned or requested willingly and within stipulated timeframe.
Performs all job duties in an ethical manner at all times.
Recognizes and abides by corporate compliance policy and procedures.
Participates in staff meetings, in-services, and committees.
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·Ensures proper operation of sterilizer unit’s prior to use on a daily basis.Runs biological and chemical tests according to LGMC’s sterilization policy and documents appropriately. Inspects steam autoclave and Sterrad for visible signs of malfunction and reports to Manager.
·Understands and utilizes the correct route of dirty and clean elevators.
·Hand washes instruments to reduce bioburden.Passes instruments through washers for further decontamination.Uses washers appropriately and does TOSI tests as indicated.
·Reassembles sets accurately and in a timely manner using instrument tracking system as reference.
·Sterilizes instruments, equipment, utensils, linen, and supplies using various sterilization methods: load autoclaves in the prescribed manner and sets controls to specified time and temperature according to material and requirements of items being sterilized. Completes appropriate documentation records prior to sterilization: read and initial autoclave graphs or tapes to verify appropriate sterilization cycle and provide required records for inspection.
·Assemble all instrument procedure trays, packs and kits according to the prescribed using Censitrac as a guide. Wrap packages and handle all items following procedure.Mark items with required identifying data and distribute or store in designated area.Assemble and wrap materials, instruments and supplies according to established aseptic technique.Notify supervisor/manager of missing items or equipment deficiencies.
·Dispense requested sterile equipment, supplies and instruments.Prioritize stat requests and issue supplies based on knowledge of procedure. Serves as “First Responder” for STAT OR requests.
·Accurately inventories and replenishes PAR locations for surgery and all affiliated areas as needed.
·Pulls cases from preference cards accurately and within allocated time frame. Able to locate, pick, and submit supplies quickly.When pulling supplies, is able to identify sterile/unsterile items. Checks instrument sets for intact locks, sterility color changes, and filters. Is careful when handling sterile instruments/supplies. Does not stack instrument sets on top of case carts more than two high.
·Disassemble and clean equipment using approved disinfectants.Reassemble equipment after each cleaning and operate to test functionality. Replace lost or damaged parts from stock on hand. Notify supervisor/manager of inoperable equipment.
·Maintain assigned work area and equipment in a clean and organized condition to maintain a safe work environment. Cleans assigned shelves weekly and ensures supplies are maintained and rotated according to established guidelines in order to maintain proper storage conditions and decrease outdates.
·Provides notification to supervisor/manager of shelf stock outs and expired items.
·Assures case carts are clean and functioning properly when removed from case cart clean holding area.
·Assist in the orientation of new employees to each work assignment area and total department operations.
·Perform other related duties as required such as examining and restocking instrument exchange cart, data entry into the instrument tracking system, assisting with the orders of backup instruments and implants, returning credits from the OR, making visual inspection to maintain adequate stock levels and checking for expiration dates, notifying appropriate supervisor/manager of stock outages/expired items.
·Organize daily assignments. Appropriately and accurately records all information on productivity reports, leaving no blanks.
·Attends department meetings and in-service education on new equipment and processes.
·Answers telephone and pages promptly.Identifies self and department in a professional manner. Uses proper telephone etiquette.Processes received information and requests properly.
·Maintains good rapport and professional conduct with all departments, patients, visitors, physicians, and hospital personnel. Reports unacceptable conduct by staff or physicians to supervisor/manager.
·Demonstrates complete knowledge of infection control, OSHA, and universal precautions.Actively supports and promotes strict adherence to the policies and procedures as outlined in the department manuals.
·Supports and participates in the continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of services.
·Performs competently in all computer systems.
·Always provides proper notification and advance notice for absence or tardiness.
·Does not abuse or take advantage of sick time or personal days off.
·Works independently. Demonstrates the value of “team” concept on a consistent basis.
·Complies with dress code.
·When requested, is willing to adjust personal schedule in order to complete workload.
·Is available for additional duties and hours within scope of training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong customer service skills.
Computer literacy comprised of working with MS Office preferred.
Knowledge of medical terminology, medical supplies, and instrumentation preferred.
Basic contract knowledge and product procurement preferred.
Must be able to perform the duties required and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
Knowledge of various printers.
Flexible work hours as needed.
High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
Must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Practices cost effectiveness in each job related activity and decision.
Participates in meetings, in-services, and committees as assigned.
Demonstrates a pro-active approach to change and/or projects to improve the working environment and processes.
Maintains patient and employee confidentiality.
Supports the goals and missions of Lafayette General Medical Center.
Adheres to the policies and procedures of Lafayette General Medical Center.
Supports and adheres to customer’s needs to acquire supplies in a timely and cost effective manner.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
·Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
·May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas