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Sterile Processing Tech

Company: advocate aurora health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Accountabilities:Decontamination of Instruments and Specialty TraysPerformance of Steam SterilizationPerformance of inventory/storage/distribution functionsPerformance of Plasma Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization:Validation of Equipment TestedPerformance of Assembly/Packing/WrappingMaintenance of Effective Functions in the DepartmentImplementation of Quality Improvement Ideas to Enhance Operation and Team FunctionAddendum:NOTE: An employee is required to to be registered with 2 years experience or completion of a college level certification class as condition of employment. Employee must be certified within 18 months of hire NOTE: Technicians are required to complete competency examination. Questions are based on departmental policy/procedure specific to plasma and ethylene oxide sterilization/aeration. This requirement must be met eight months after start date.Position Requirements:High School diploma, or equivalent1 year related experience required.(Surgical Tech. Sterile Processing Tech or Scope Tech. etc)Previous experience in handling medical equipment and medical supplies preferred.Able to print Surgery Schedule and Surgeon Preference lists independently.Speaks clearly, write legibly, and ability to pronounce medical supply and equipment names.Ability to follow directions from Lead Tech or Manager.Willingness to enroll in Central Service Technician classCentral Service TechnicianCertified within 18 months of hire.Long periods of standing and walking.Little to no sitting while working.Frequent contact with blood and body fluids.TB testing yearly.Hepatitis testing at hire.Ability to rotate to any shift work weekends and holidays to facilitate adequate operation of department.Ability to respond quickly to emergency situation with full motor function.Strength and dexterity to handle sterilization equipment and supplies.Ability to physically respond to fire and trauma disaster codes.Ability to handle high stress and to critically think and to follow through in emergency situations.Ability to perform heavy lifting (approximately 30-40 Lbs.).

Keywords: advocate aurora health, Oak Lawn , Sterile Processing Tech, Other , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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