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Sterile Processing Tech- Perioperative Services

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for inspecting, assembling and wrapping procedure trays, instrument trays, linens, and surgical supplies for sterilization. Also responsible for sterilization processes. Maintains appropriate supply levels to meet patient care requirements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Knowledge of all surgical instruments.
* Inspects instruments for cleanliness and proper function and prepares them for sterilization using procedure cards.
* Assembles and prepares procedure trays, instruments trays, linens and surgical supplies for sterilization according to Quality Assurance procedures.
* Proper labeling of instruments by set name and identifying who they belong to, including any missing items.
* Operates steam and low temperature sterilizers according to standard practice.
* Prioritizes instrument sets needing to be sterilized.
* Works with consignment sets and sales representatives to ensure availability of necessary instruments.
* Correctly identifies where specific instruments are kept.
* Ability to issue supplies to requesting areas via computer.
* Maintains records of instrument sets for productivity and quality assurance.
* Maintains inventory of sterile supplies.
* Answers telephone; fills special request orders.
* Fills surgery case list orders with proper instrumentation.
* Maintains organized work area and performs departmental cleaning as required.
* Maintains record keeping of sterilization/decontamination process. Accurately and legibly fills out all mandated sterilization documents according to procedures.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

* Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities.
* Works in the decontamination area.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* High school diploma or GED required.
* Ability to read, write, comprehend, and speak English.
* Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
* Computer knowledge preferred.
* Knowledge of surgical instruments and sterilization process preferred.

Additional Information

* Requisition ID: 1900001365
* Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Sterile Processing Tech- Perioperative Services, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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