Sterile Processing Technician -27018 at West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.
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Type: Full Time
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
JOB TITLE & CODE:
STERILE PROCESSING TECH (27018)
STERILE PROCESSING DEPARTMENT (SPD), PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES
MANAGER AND SUPERVISOR, STERILE PROCESSING
Receives, cleans, decontaminates and sterilizes reusable patient care equipment, instrumentation, and supplies. Disassembles, inspects, inventories and assembles both surgical and house instrumentation and procedural trays. Discerns and distinguishes colors to identify bio burden on instruments and equipment. Maintains adequate inventory levels for all surgical/house instrumentation/trays and supplies. Assembles surgical case carts as required. Records and maintains required sterilization records under the supervision of a CRCST or RCST.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Must complete the IAHCSMM course via Purdue University and successfully pass the course within one year of employment in this role.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Cleans, decontaminates, assembles and sterilizes all reusable patient care equipment, in accordance with departmental policy and procedure, infection control standards and state and federal regulations. Discerns and distinguishes colors to identify bio burden on instruments and equipment.
Operates all sterilization and decontamination equipment, in accordance with departmental policy and procedures safely and efficiently.
Inspects, assembles and sterilizes all surgical and house instrumentation used throughout WVUH, in accordance with departmental policy and procedure. Discerns and distinguishes colors to identify bio burden on instruments and equipment.
Restocks accurately case carts with supplies, instrumentation and equipment as indicated by pick list generated from daily surgical schedule.
Restocks accurately with unexpired products for Surgical Services including the Outpatient Services and Labor & Delivery supply carts, specialty carts and top track. Discerns and distinguishes colors to identify bio burden on instruments and equipment.
Stages and delivers case carts, stocking carts and equipment via clean cart lift, clean OR services elevator.
Inventories and maintains adequate levels of all instrumentation and sterile supplies utilized throughout WVUH. Discerns and distinguishes colors to identify bio burden on instruments and equipment.
Reports and records missing and/or damaged instrumentation/equipment, in accordance with set policy and procedure.
Serves as initial contact for all departmental inquiries from customers.
Answers, records and responds to all requests via phone and/or in person in a courteous and professional manner. Phone request are to be answered in accordance to STAR standards.
Receives and returns unexpired items to inventory, in accordance with set policy and procedure.
Maintains work areas in a clean, neat and orderly fashion on a daily basis.
Cleans work area prior to end of shift in preparation for the oncoming shift.
Attends regularly scheduled in-services.
Participates in the cross training for new surgical instrumentation and equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be physically capable of prolonged periods of standing and walking.
Must be capable of lifting up to 60 pounds and pushing loaded carts weighting in excess of 200 pounds.
Must possess visual and oral acuity along with manual dexterity and technical ability.
Must be able to discern and distinguish colors.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work in a high stress environment.
Must complete vision screening test for near and far vision. Must screen 20/40 or better or will be referred to the Eye Center.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must understand and practice excellent personal hygiene.
Must be able to operate computer program, with training.
Date Reviewed/Revised: February 2017
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)