7 story 120 bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catherization lab
The hospital also features a 30,000 square foot emergency department with pediatric friendly beds, imaging services, a full service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and an on-site fire station
The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50 bed hospital that AdventHealth operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades
Work Hours/Shift: Per Diem covering multiple shifts
The Certified Sterile Processing Technician position is for a Sterile Processing Technician with CRCST or CBSPD certification. Under supervision of the SPD Supervisor / Manager or Educator, the Certified Sterile Processing Technician will provide thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and / or sterilized instrument trays and equipment to the OR and other departments in the hospital. All steps in the reprocessing cycle will be strictly driven by the manufacture instructions for use. Trays will be accurately assembled according to the established tray list in Censitrac. Responsible for use of all decontamination and sterilization equipment in accordance to manufacture guidelines, can troubleshoot minor issues. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
What You Will Need:
Experience in the sterile processing environment or graduate of a surgical technology program or military training program.
Certification through IAHCSMM (International Association for Healthcare Central Service and Materials Management) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution)
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own It.
Rotates assignments among various areas within the department functions including but not limited to: decontamination, surgical and other tray assembly sterilization processes, and management of supplies and equipment.
Properly identifies and segregates reusable items for decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization. Selects proper cleaning methods for pre-cleaning and cleaning instrumentation, power tools and equipment sent to Central Service based upon manufacturer’ instructions for use. Disassembles and inspects items for damage or missing components. Correctly and safely operates all equipment in the decontamination area ensuring that all standards for personal protective equipment and prevention of body fluid exposure are always adhered to.
Accurately assembles instruments, complex instrument sets, and other surgical items by selecting the appropriate items, trays and instruments and records information in computer tracking system or paper instrument count sheet.
Selects appropriate materials and sterilization packaging for each instrument set. Aware of aseptic technique and proper wrapping of instrument trays to allow the end user to open product in an aseptic manner and produces a compact, logically arranged package which is within the proper weight limits appropriate for assured sterilization.
Ensures appropriate sterility indicators and lot stickers are present on all instrument sets and packages.
Operates complex sterilization equipment, selects the correct method of sterilization based upon manufacturers’ instructions for use (IFU).
Ensures all parameters for sterilization are met by reviewing and signing all sterilizer recording charts to verify the proper sterilization time, temperature, pressure, humidity and sterilant exposure. Prior to releasing items for clinical use ensures that all required biological testing has been completed.
Monitors sterilizer printouts and maintains records. Documents all requirements in appropriate log book and/ or computer system.
Utilizes recall process for sterilization failures. Notifies supervisor or manager of positive result.
Utilizes knowledge of the sterile processing environmental controls. Reports out of range temps and humidity to engineering. Alternates between a contaminated environment and a clean environment utilizing appropriate infection prevention measures and correct use of PPE.
Communicates effectively with all hospital departments and with others within the department. Uses the chain of command as necessary to resolve issues.
Maintains knowledge base by attending in-services and department meetings.
Problem solves to meet the needs of various departments.
Participates in training of new employees as requested.
Reprocesses flexible endoscopes using Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) if applicable to department.
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