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Sterile Processing Equipment Technician 1

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Summary:

Under close supervision, competent sterile processing service tasks that support hospital operations which include receiving, decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution of sterile instruments.

Responsibilities:

  1. Under the supervision of the Sterile Processing Supervisor or Lead Tech, prioritizes, retrieves, sorts, examines, decontaminates and cleans surgical and medical devices.

  2. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

  3. Maintains current operator level knowledge of care and handling instructions for use (IFUs) for instrumentation, decontamination area equipment and cleaning agents including and proper dilutions.

  4. Performs and documents results of daily or weekly equipment functions checks and tests.

  5. Utilizing the instrument management software system, assembles instrumentation under supervision.

  6. Inspects and assembles instrument sets using the set list. Searches for missing items and reports concerns to the Sterile Processing Supervisor or Lead Tech.

  7. Utilizes proper packaging methods and materials including internal and external chemical integrators/indicators.

  8. Adheres to the proper sequence when assembling instrumentation according to the set list. Reports injuries, hazards, and defective instruments or equipment immediately to the supervisor or Lead Tech.

  9. Utilizes current AAMI standards and guidelines for performing sterilization processes.

  10. Performs and documents all sterilizer testing.

  11. Assembles loads by sterilization method and required parameters.

  12. Records sterilization parameters for each load.

  13. Monitors sterilization results. Awareness of quarantine process, early release form, and Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS). Reports discrepancies to the supervisor or Lead Tech.

  14. Performs inventory control, case cart assembly, and supply distribution under the supervision of the Supervisor or Lead Tech.

  15. Performs inventory control in Sterile Storage and specilaty carts.

  16. Builds and scans surgical case carts and instrumentation.

  17. Assists with scanning and reshelving of items returned to SPD.

  18. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

  19. Performs other duties as assigned to include crash cart exchanges and selective equipment cleaning (NH).

Other information:

Required: High School diploma. Certified Sterile Processing Tech (CSPT) required within 2 years of hire, or meeting state regulations to work in sterile processing role. Minimum Experience: one year Desired: One year of healthcare experience preferred. HS Diploma and currently enrolled in CSPT certification program is preferred.

Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 8.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Rotating 8

Work Shift: Rotating hours as operational needs of the department

Org Unit: 418

Department: Sterile Processing

Exempt: No

Education:

Essential:

  • HS Graduate or Equivalent

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
  • Significant occupational risk
  • Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
  • Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste, etc.

Nuvance Health and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Nuvance Health, New England , Sterile Processing Equipment Technician 1, Other , Norwalk, Northeast

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