Sterile Equipment Tech:
Centura Health

121819-en_US
Centura Health
Durango Colorado
Healthcare
Description

Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating  from The LeapFrog Group,  Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology  with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing.  Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite.  Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at: http://www.mercydurango.org/



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121819



Recruiter Contact: Alison Williams, alisonwilliams@centura.org



Clinic/Department: 7213 MRMC OP SURGERY 



Hospital: MERCY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 



Schedule: Per Request Needed



Shift: Days


Position Summary



Performs routine tasks relating to the decontamination, processing, sterilization, and distribution of instruments, equipment and sterile supplies. Responsible for general operating and monitoring of sterilization equipment. Maintains records in compliance with AAMI, AORN, Joint Commission and OSHA standards.



Minimum Education Requirements




  • High School Diploma or GED



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • Six months of experience, preferred

  • Computer skills required



License/Certifications




  • Not Applicable



Position Duties




  • Cleans, decontaminates, inspects, assembles, and wraps or packages supplies and instruments using proper techniques and procedures. Knowledge of how items to be sterilized should be packaged in a manner that promotes successful sterilization. Understands the recommended practices for cleaning and care of surgical instruments and powered equipment and the device manufacturer’s validated and written instructions for use. Understands that devices labeled as single-use should not be reprocessed unless the FDA guideline for reprocessing of single-use devices can be met.

  • Sterilizes supplies and instruments using the prescribed method (e.g. steam, gas plasma (Sterrad). Operates washer/decontaminator per department policy and procedure. Understands the basic principles of all sterilization equipment used in the department. Demonstrates knowledge of how items to be sterilized should be packaged in a manner that promotes successful sterilization. Follows manufacturer’s recommendations (IFU’s).

  • Assures cleanliness of decontamination, sterilization, and equipment areas. Validates the proper functioning of all equipment using established mechanical and biological monitors. Assures that sterilized supplies and instruments are correctly labeled and stored in a manner to ensure sterility and understands that all storage areas are to be in compliance with any applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Demonstrates technical skills needed to establish and maintain High-Level Disinfection (HLD) processes.

  • Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols.

  • Able to utilize features of computerized tray/instrument tracking system, if applicable.

  • Applies knowledge of the dress code related to Standard Precautions and consistently wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Reports any life safety issues, environmental concerns or process deviation to immediate supervisor.

  • Maintains a customer friendly rapport with peers and internal/external customers.

  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with others.

  • Communicates appropriately and professionally with peers.

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy.

  • Records reflect work activity as prescribed by department policy.



Physical Requirements




  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly



 


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 



 

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