Steward Health Care System
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CP Tech - Temporary - 40 hours - Nights
at Steward Health Care System
Please be advised that this position is temporary and based on the current operational needs of the Steward Health Care/Good Samaritan Medical Center. Therefore, the duration of this position is subject to the discretion of Steward Health Care/Good Samaritan Medical Center based on such operational needs.
certified or must be certified within one year of hire
Job Summary: Performs a variety of duties to maintain infection control standards for the health and safety of patients and medical staff personnel. Responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembly, sterilizing, storage and distributing medical/surgical devices and supplies used in patient care.
•Performs duties as a Central Processing Tech independently, works proficiently without supervision and helps train new staff.
•Identifies and uses appropriate methods and solutions to sort, disassemble, decontaminate, rinse and disinfect instruments and clinical equipment.
•Operates and troubleshoots cleaning equipment.
•Appropriately handles garbage, linen, and biohazardous materials. Maintains safety standards.
•Consistently uses recipes to correctly assemble, protect, wrap, containerize and/or peel package and label instruments.
•Identifies and inspects instruments for cleanliness and functionality.
•Properly handles and stores sterile supplies, equipment and instruments.
•Selects appropriate sterilization methods.
•Knows and follows correct principles of sterilization.
•Properly documents and verifies sterilization loads and biological tests to determine the efficacy of the sterilization process.
•Retrieves, disburses and tracks medical and surgical supplies and equipment to the customer in a quality/timely manner.
•Know, uses, maintains and operates the equipment specific to Central Processing, i.e. steam, ETO, V-Pro, Steris System; washer/disinfectors, ultrasonic cleaners and heat sealers as well as a variety of testing devices.
•Knows receiving, stocking and rotating of surgical supplies.
•Communicates supply issues to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
•Maintains a clean orderly work area.
•Serves as a resource to customers on all Central Processing functions.
•Performs other related job duties as required. Tracks his/her progress and compliance in regards to training, staff meeting and inservice education, etc.
•High School Diploma
•1 year Central Processing experience or SPD Certification
•MA drivers license
•Knowledge of Basic Anatomy
•Basic Computer Skills required
•Knowledge of Surgical Instrumentation
•Knowledge of Sterilization Processes
•Good Verbal and written communication (in English) being concise by phone and in person.