Under general supervision of the SPD Supervisor and/or Lead Tech, is responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of instrumentation and equipment dispensed by the department following established infection control practices and guidelines. Willingness to accept new ideas, work under stressful conditions and ensures quality and safe delivery of care to patients of all ages.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Receives, cleans, and sterilizes instruments, equipment, treatment trays, or other items using sterilization method according to manufacturer guidelines. Adheres to prescribed procedures for sterility control; electronically records contents of each sterilizer load; regulates proper time and temperature; labels sterilized items according to prescribed procedures.
2. Disassembles and reassembles equipment and machinery. Checks instruments and equipment to ensure proper working condition; notifies supervisor/lead tech of equipment/instruments in need of repair or replacement. Tests sterilizing equipment, electronically records results, and notifies appropriate personnel of malfunctions or need for repairs/ maintenance.
3. Maintains a par level of all instruments and equipment in designated user areas, rewraps, sterilizes and restocks outdated items.
4. Maintains all records electronically pertinent to the sterile processing area. Performs other related duties, such as maintaining a clean and orderly work area.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1.The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of a High School Diploma.
2.Certification Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)
3.Basic Computer Skills
4.Six months to a year experience working in Sterile Processing.
Primary Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005034462
About Saint Vincent Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.