Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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STERILE PROCESSING TECH II
at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Requisition ID
- Clinical Care-Other
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: Evenings
Under direct and indirect supervision follows approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedures. Cleans, decontaminates, disinfects and or sterilizes surgical instruments, trays and reusable medical devices for inpatient Nursing departments and PMG clinics. Inventories, restocks and distributes instruments and reusable medical equipment to the Operating Room. Works a majority of time in a Sterile Processing Department cleaning, preparing, assembling, sterilizing instruments, and trays for the Operating Room. Cleans, decontaminates, disinfects and stores the GI scopes.
*Standard Precautions: Adherence to handwashing requirements, workflow patterns, standard precautions, sterility assurance, biological monitoring, and dress code.
Quality Assurance Monitoring:
*Validates and maintains: event-related protocols; disinfection and or sterilization load parameters and records; inventory check sheet(s); and equipment monitoring.
*Processes instrumentation according to instructions for use
*Meets regulatory requirements for sterilization, high level disinfection, biological monitoring, and employee competencies.
*Accurately documents and maintains daily records of all QA and sterilization functions according to regulatory agency and Infection Control standards.
Policies and Procedures:
*Adheres to Organizational and Departmental policies and procedures
*Properly dons and doffs personal protective equipment as required
*Inspects, disassembles, sorts, cleans, and processes reusable instrumentation and equipment
*Selects and operates specialized cleaning equipment.
*Follows manufacturer recommendations for use of cleaning agents.
*As designated, reprocesses GI scopes.
*Identifies, inspects, and assembles all general and specialty instruments, various power equipment, laser and endoscopic instruments per specifications and manufacturer recommendations.
Preparation and Packaging:
*According to manufacturer guidelines, selects and prepares packaging materials for the sterilization of reusable instrumentation.
Principles of Sterilization:
*Selects appropriate method of sterilization.
*Maintains accurate sterilization records.
*Properly loads and unloads sterilization cart items.
*Verifies that sterilization parameters have been met before distribution of load.
*Demonstrates awareness of personal and work area safety at all times.
*Complies w facility safety policies and procedures, including those for bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases.
*Takes prompt corrective actions when hazard identified (reporting or removing, as appropriate).
*Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills.
*Actively supports and contributes teamwork in the workplace.
*Takes responsibility and is accountable for own professional work ethics.
*Demonstrate responsibility in adhering to posted work schedules.
*Performs other functions as required.
*High school diploma or GED required
*Has working knowledge and skills required in Sterile Processing through formal training and or work experience.
*Current Sterile Processing certification with either the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM) required.
* High School Diploma or GED
* Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Tech
Competencies and skills:
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* Planning and coordinating organizational change
* Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
* Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge
* Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member
* Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes
* Functioning as an Effective Team Member
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.