Sterile Processing Technician II - CPT
Job Description: Uses established departmental and regulatory standards, principles and procedures for aseptic technique. Processes and assembles instrument trays, respiratory/anesthesia equipment, linen and utensils accurately and in a timely manner. Uses established schedule to operate steam and plasma sterilizer. In addition, loads, unloads and moves sterilizer carts. Runs, verifies and records necessary tests on all steamed and plasma equipment used in the department. Ensures that Bowie-Dick removal test is run on prevacuum steam sterilizer each morning and after repairs. Reports all malfunctions to biomedical department, department supervisor, and the OR supervisor. Coordinates sterile processing and distribution workload independently to accommodate Surgical Services, meet deadlines, maximize productivity and ensure that work is accurate and complete by the end of each workday . Maintains established levels of supplies and equipment on OR and sterile processing supply carts ensuring proper labeling and packaging 100% accuracy. Checks supply carts for outdated supplies and equipment every thirty days. Organizes and coordinates items according to OR schedule. Documents product shortage and report to supervisor and OR staff as soon as shortage is detected. Oversees distribution of various operation room supplies including consignment inventory. Process all issues and credits related to the OR case carts with 100% accuracy, ensures that all documentation is complete by the end of the shift, maintains files according to department policy and procedures thus ensuring all information is easily retrievable. Uses established policies and procedures, provides training and technical assistance to colleagues independently or as assigned. Attends annual re-certification and continuing education classes as required under The International Association of Hospital Central Service Material Management. Performs physical inventory bi-annually. Process loaner equipment internally and externally according to established department policy and procedures. Adheres to departmental and Medical Center safety policy and procedures 100% of the time. Uses established guidelines to pick Case Carts in the CS Distribution area in the absence of CSD personnel. Required Minimum Experience: Two years of experience in a sterile processing environment. Required License/Certification: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification upon hire. Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.