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St. Anthony Hospital: Sterile Processing Tech

Company: St. Anthony Hospital
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewSt Anthony is a designated Pathway Hospital. We serve residents on the Peninsula residents including Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula and Port Orchard. Visitors have access to state-of-the-art medical care, including 24/seven emergency services, sophisticated in and outpatient surgery, complete outpatient cancer care, pharmacy services and more. Amenities include spacious private rooms, a healing garden that provides a peaceful outdoor escape and our award winning cafe. Our main OR suite includes 6 operating rooms and we perform over 3,200 cases per year, including general, orthopedics, urology, gynecology and robotics. Our Surgical Services Leadership team includes a Director, a Perioperative Clinical Manager, and a Perianesthesia Clinical manager. Orientation for new OR RNs includes a formal six-month long OR residency. We offer two residencies per year.What We Have To Offer:Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team playersCollaborative scheduling8, 10 and 12-hour shift optionsLimited callFinancial support for CNOR certificationTuition assistance for advanced degreesOpportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health systemCompetitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits programResponsibilitiesJob Summary:Performs efficient and meticulous decontamination/sterilization of surgical instruments and equipment, as well as inspecting and assembling surgical instruments, equipment, trays, and packs according to prescribed protocols and industry standards for aseptic technique. Depending on assigned hospital, incumbents rotate assignments among various decontamination sterilization processing, surgical tray assembly, supply and distribution functions in a continually changing medical and surgical facility. Work also includes: 1) tray assembly, 2) assisting in recordkeeping and monitoring equipment operations, 3) maintaining department inventory and 4) identifying and reporting supply, equipment, and procedure problems and 5) dispensing equipment and supplies.Incumbents are also accountable for demonstrating awareness of personal and work area safety at all times; using evidence-based practices (EBP) and complying with facility safety policies and procedures in carrying out duties including those for blood borne pathogens and communicable diseases and; keeping knowledge current on aseptic techniques and basic microbiology sufficient to understand the ways diseases and infections are transmitted and the importance of clean and sterile supplies in patient care; attending training in new and improved sterilization practices and developments in the microbiology, bacteriology, and therapeutic practices as they affect the sterile supply operation.Essential Duties:Collects and decontaminates and cleans reusable equipment and/or supplies and associated storage units in accordance with department, manufacturer, and OSHA standards.Assembles instruments, complex instrument sets, and other surgical items and kits by selecting the appropriate items, trays, instruments, and arrange them in the correct manner permitting effective sterilization using existing standard operating procedures and surgical case count sheets.Sterilizes equipment in accordance with department, manufacturer, and OSHA standards using different agents, which may include steam, hydrogen peroxide, paracetic acid, ethylene oxide, and glutaraldehyde.Performs periodic tests on autoclave effectiveness and maintains accurate sterilization records.Maintains supply area and inventory levels.Performs related duties as required.QualificationsEducation & Experience:Graduation from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management Course (preferred) and one year of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in an operating room, acute care hospital or central services department preferred.License & Certification:Current certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Health Care Central Service Material Management (IAHCCSMM) is required.

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