Central Processing Tech - Full Time - Evenings
Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Posted on: May 14, 2022
I Accountability Objectives:
Responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and
sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department
following infection control procedures. Disassembles, cleans,
assembles, sterilizes and stores procedure tray, instruments,
equipment, crash carts and supplies according to prescribed
procedures and aseptic technique.
Assists in maintaining supply inventory to keep department running
II Position Qualifications:
Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience
* High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
* Certificate of Completion from a Central Processing Program or 1
year Sterile Processing experience
B. Licensure / Certification
* Certification through IAHCSMM or CSPBD, preferred.
C Special Skill / Aptitudes
* Thorough knowledge of aseptic/sterilization techniques and
procedures, infection control workflow principles and requirements,
equipment & supply processing preferred. Experience is generally
obtained by one or more years experience in surgical setting.
* Good hand, arm and vision dexterity to handle sensitive
instruments and equipment; ability to frequently lift and/or move
up to 30 lbs.
* Ability to operate special department computerized equipment.
* Excellent communication skills with the ability to train new
associates on equipment. Able to perform duties professionally
under stressful conditions.
* Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order
to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel,
outside customers and community groups.
* Certificate of Completion of Central Sterile Processing course;
or min 1 year experience
III Duties / Responsibilities:
Sterilize instruments, equipment, utensils, linen and supplies
using various types of autoclaves, loading same in prescribed
manner, setting controls to the specified time/temperature based on
the material type and requirements of items being sterilized.
Completes appropriate documentation records prior to item
sterilization, reads and initials autoclave
printouts/graphs, to verify appropriate sterilization cycles/dry
times, to provide required records and compliance, for the
department, per AORN, JACHO, OSHA, and AAMI standards and
Insures proper daily operation of autoclave units prior to use;
runs and reads biological/chemical tests according to prescribed
procedure; records results in appropriate logs; inspects autoclaves
and recorded records for visible signs of malfunction, reporting
same to manager. Oversees and processes all contaminated
instruments and supplies returned to the department; uses knowledge
of sterilization principles to correctly wrap/package items for
sterilization; processes items appropriately using the applicable
sterilization agent (i.e., gas plasma, steam). Assemble all
instrument procedure trays, packs and kits according to prescribed
manner, using content list(s) as a guide; wraps packages and
handles all items following established procedure(s); marks items
with identifying data and distributes to proper designated storage
areas; notifies manager when unable to replace parts and/or
instruments, reports supply/equipment deficiencies when necessary.
Assists in setting up the Operating Room with supplies, instruments
and dispenses product(s) as requested; assigns priority to
emergency requests; issues supplies/equipment based on knowledge of
intended use/procedure; demonstrates and exercises responsible
judgment in providing same for patient care. Disassemble and clean
patient equipment/carts (i.e., Suction D & C Machines, E.N.T. Cart,
Pumps...) using approved disinfectants, detergents, soaps and
cleaners; reassemble equipment and operate to test for proper
functioning; replace lost or damaged parts (i.e., tubes,
containers, connectors) from on-hand inventory; transferring
inoperable equipment to the appropriate staging area for
Maintain assigned work areas in a clean, organized manner to meet
required standards for handling sterilized and clean materials, and
a safe work environment. Cleans, refills, and maintains integrity
of adult and pediatric crash carts; assumes final responsibility
for cart documentation, expiration dates and completeness. Uses the
instrument management computer system to maintain, prioritize
workflow and track surgical instruments and reprocessed equipment.
Carries out assigned duties based on daily assignment schedules,
filling gaps to accommodate work flow and promoting a team-focused
environment. Precepts and orientates new department employees to
each work assignment area and overall department operations,
utilizing a competency checklist; completes departmental/hospital
mandatory in-services as required. Works with appointed Operating
Room Service Coordinator in a specialized OR concentration (i.e..
Ortho, Cardiovascular/Thoracic, General/GYN, Neuro...) to become
knowledgeable of the instrumentation and it's uses.
* Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and
commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through
performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.
III Duties / Responsibilities:
* Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and
Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational
Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of
Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure
adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and
* Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with
customer service expectations.
IV Dept/Unit Specific:
V Working Conditions:
* May involve exposure to communicable disease, hazardous
gases/chemicals and resultant vapors from use; injury from sharp
objects; no known allergies to disinfectants, detergents, soaps and
* Frequently required to stand, stoop, walk, sit and use stretching
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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