Central Sterile Technician- Park Ridge Health - FT - Days
Park Ridge Health seeks to hire a full time Central Sterile Technician who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Park Ridge Health Profile
Since 1910, Park Ridge Health has provided healing, health and hope to Western North Carolina. Today, 104 years after beginning our dedication to health, we have never wavered in our mission of providing an environment of Christian compassion and care for those in need of healing, health or hope. Beginning as a small, one-building care center, we have grown both in size and expertise during the past century - leading the way in the newest technology and treatment as the only faith-based hospital in Western North Carolina. From employing the very first registered nurses in North Carolina in 1916, to offering the first 64-slice CT Scanner in the state in 2006, Park Ridge Health has participated in a number of firsts that reflect the unwavering dedication of our more than 1,100 care givers and 223 physicians to caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit.
Our strength of purpose and passion for health is also aided by our relationship with the Adventist Health System - as one of 44 hospitals that comprise the largest, not-for-profit Protestant health care system in the nation.
Full Time - Days 0800 - 1730
Responsible for day to day operation of sterile processing area. Works closely with OR charge nurse and director. Maintains accepted standards for instrument processing.
Skills, Education & Experience Required:
High school diploma or equivalent
Good communication and interpersonal skills
One year previous experience in a medical setting ( preferred)
Certification in sterile processing within 1 year of hire
Disassembles, cleans, assembles, sterilizes, and stores procedure trays, instruments, equipment and supplies according to prescribed procedures and aseptic technique under direct supervision.
Completes requests to dispense equipment and supplies and assists in maintaining and processing patient charge records and maintaining department inventory.
Sterilizes instruments, equipment, utensils, linen and supplies using various types of autoclaves and aerators. Loads autoclaves in the prescribed manner and sets controls to specified time and temperature according to material and requirements of items being sterilized.
Completes appropriate documentation records prior to sterilization. Reads and initials autoclave graph to verify appropriate sterilization cycle and provides required records for inspection.
Assembles all instrument procedure trays, packs and kits according to the prescribed manner using content lists as a guide. Wraps packages and handles all items following procedures.
Marks items with identifying data and distributes or stores in designated area. Notifies supervisor when unable to replace parts or when equipment if deficient in the work area.
Dispenses products requested for sterile and nonsterile equipment and supplies. Assigns priority to emergency requests and issues required supplies and equipment based on knowledge of procedure intended. Assembles and wraps materials, instruments and supplies according to established aseptic technique.
Disassembles and cleans equipment such as suction machines, IV monitors, heating pumps, wheelchairs and walkers using approved disinfectants, detergents, soaps and cleaners. Reassembles equipment after cleaning and operates to test for proper functioning.
Replaces lost or damaged parts such as tubes, containers and connectors from stock on hand. Completes required forms and transfers inoperable equipment to the appropriate holding area for repair.
Maintains assigned work areas for equipment in a clean and organized condition to maintain required standards for handling sterilized and clean materials and to maintain a safe work environment.
Assists in orientation of new employees to each work assignment area and overall department operation.
Performs other related duties as required such as examining sterilization/expiration dates; reporting inoperable equipment; making visual inventory inspections to maintain adequate stock and supply levels.
Tests effectiveness of autoclave function by assembling and placing culture spore tests following procedure.
Stores new and reprocessed equipment and supplies.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Full time Central Supply Sterile Technician job opportunity with Park Ridge Health and apply online today.
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