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Sterile Processing Technician I

Company: Bryan Medical Center - East Campus
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY The Sterile Processing Technician I is responsible for the cleaning, decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution of surgical instrumentation, patient equipment, and supplies for surgical procedures and patient care.# Follows basic safety standards when working with environmental, physical, mechanical, electrical, chemical and biological hazards. Enters and maintains accurate data for the departments computerized instrument tracking system.# RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: *Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values. *Uses established policies and procedures to perform cleaning and decontamination processes by which contaminated reusable instruments and equipment are rendered safe for handling by department personnel.# Appropriate equipment, methods, and chemicals are used to perform these processes. *Operates and displays competencies related to departmental equipment (777, Hamo, Sonic, Cart Washer, Sterilizers--Steam, Sterrad, ETO-- Incubators, and Heat Sealers) in strict accordance with manufacturer recommendations and department policies and procedures; reports any suspected equipment malfunctions to management. *Follows safe work practices and personal protective measures; knows how to obtain MSDS information. *Generates a content list to accurately prepare sets; inspects each instrument for cleanliness and good working condition; assembles instruments when required; includes the appropriate chemical indicator to verify the item has been exposed to one or more sterilizing conditions; chooses the appropriate packaging material to maintain sterility. *Restocks instrument sets with designated levels of Orthopedic Implants. *Reviews the surgery schedule to assure preference lists are developed and implemented for each surgical case; completes case cart tags for each surgical case; pulls the supplies and instruments using the printed surgeon preference list; scans bar coded sets to the case cart; logs case cart number on dispatch list and sends cart to surgery.# *Practices Universal Precautions to avoid or reduce personal exposure to blood and body fluids; understands and follows basic written safety standards related to environmental, physical, mechanical, electrical, chemical and biological standards. *Inspects, folds, prepares, sterilizes and stores surgical linen. *Loads the sterilizer rack correctly to ensure proper sterilization; scans/loads items and prints load content sheet; selects cycle (per computer prompts and temperature/exposure charts) and verifies parameters are correct for loaded items per manufacturer#s recommendations. *Unloads sterilized items using proper technique; checks chemical indicator to ensure sterilization has occurred. *Verifies that all parameters have been met on the Steam, Sterrad, and ETO sterilizer cycles; performs appropriate biological monitoring on the Steam, Sterrad, and ETO sterilizers; incubates and records the results of the tests performed; initiates a recall process for a positive biological. *Inventories and restocks specialty carts with sterile disposable supplies and instrumentation; places orders for supplies as needed. *Performs departmental cleaning. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalency required.# Prior Sterile Processing or applicable hospital experience preferred.",

Keywords: Bryan Medical Center - East Campus, Lincoln , Sterile Processing Technician I, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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