The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued an emergency advisory about an elevated threat of cybersecurity attacks targeting hospitals and health care systems in the U.S. These threats can come by phone calls, text messages or emails.
ChristianaCare advises that everyone be alert to potential phone, email and text-messaging scams. If you receive a suspicious phone call, text message or email from ChristianaCare that asks you to make a financial transaction or to provide personal information, please visit www.christianacare.org or call 302-327-5555 and ask to speak to someone from the department or service that contacted you.
To clean, inspect, sterilize and decontaminate instruments for the Operating Room and other ancillary departments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows instrument decontamination procedures, according to the checklist and guidelines.
Operates cleaning equipment (i.e. ultrasonic cleaner, washer decontaminators, cart washer), including all sterilization equipment and the cart lift.
Identifies, removes and replaces broken and improperly functioning surgical instruments.
Reassembles instruments into their assigned trays according to instrument tray list by configuration and number.
Locates missing items and instruments from instrument sets, instrument boards, bins, or extra instruments in the trays.
Uses knowledge and skills to utilize biological indicators in the sterilization process, adhering to quality control requirements.
Identifies, wraps, and labels items properly for steam, Sterrad and gas sterilization.
Pulls case carts for surgical procedures and completes missing item slips for carts that are incomplete.
Restocks supplies in instrument, decontamination area, sterilization processing area, and case cart area according to checklist or par levels.
Communicates effectively with employees, patients, and visitors.
Works constructively with other members of the health care team.
Educate new employees in Sterile Processing.
Responds to emergency situations by notifying appropriate person and taking direction from the appropriate person.
Compliance with mandatory education requirements and mandatory tests by time given.
Maintains an attitude of helpfulness, courtesy, and cooperation toward others.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Insures that par levels are met for sterile storage and the OR sterile instrument areas.
Performs other duties as directed.
EVENING SHIFT - 3:00pm - 11:30pm with rotating holidays and weekends
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or equivalent and/or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Current National CS/SPD certification preferred on hire and required within one year of hire
Must receive certified National CS/SPD Certification within one year after being hired or maintain current certification..
Internal Number: JR54058
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.