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Sterile Processing Tech II CMC

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assembles general and specialty instruments and sets
    • 1)Examines surgical instrumentation for cleanliness, proper assembly and proper performance.
    • 2)Assembles instrument set, ensuring that the correct number and type of instruments are present following established lists and placing the instruments to appropriately to ensure sterilization and ease of use by the user.
    • 3)Check instrument performance and identify repair needs.
    • 4)Acts as resource on instrument identification, appropriate use, location, and availability.
    • Demonstration of Leadership Behaviors.
      • 1)Assists with adjustment in daily work assignments to compensate for fluctuation to work flow.
      • 2)Observes employee activities throughout the shift to ensure that established procedures are being followed for quality control.
      • 3)Monitors the activities of employees and other personnel in CPD, on weekends and holidays having responsibility for an effective and efficient operation.
      • 4)Notifies manager of any problems that occur during the shift.
      • 5)Communicates ideas for revision of policy and/or procedure.
      • 6)Assists in ensuring that equipment is properly functioning by communicating equipment malfunctions to manager and/or Engineering/Biomed and filling out appropriate work orders.
      • 7)Acts as liaison between CPD and other departments to interpret problems that occur and communicate back to them in a courteous and professional manner.
      • 8)Ability to organize,coordinate, and monitor specialty surgical instrumentation such as loaners, robotic speciatly items, and other services such as Eyes, Cardiac, and Neuro etc...
      • 9)Ability to trouble shoot issues in the OR, coordinate tray turnovers, and assess additional needs of the OR for effective and efficient operation in SPD.
      • 10)Assists in maintaining CPD inventory by periodically ordering and receiving supplies and maintaining the appropriate paperwork.
      • Implementation of Quality Improvement Ideas to Enhance Operation and Team Function
        • 1)Identifies, discusses with manager the problem/improvement opportunities that will be focused on for the year.
        • 2)Presents problem/improvement opportunities with an action plan.
        • 3)Assists in revision of policy and/or procedures.
        • 4)Monitors quality assurance indicators and reports findings to at staff meetings and or huddle ups.
        • 5)Assists in precepting and/or training of new technicians.
        • 6)Be an active participant in team building and willing to assist with creating and implementing new practices in SPD.
        • Decontamination of General and Specialty instruments and sets
          • 1)Demonstrates independent function in ensuring that soiled instrumentation of any surgical specialty is decontaminated in a manner that prevents cross-contamination.
          • 2)Wears proper protective attire when performing decontamination at ALL times.
          • 3)Follows established procedures to ensure decontamination completion and correct.
          • 4)Sets up decontamination equipment for operation and ensures proper function and continuous work flow throughout the shift.
          • 5)Maintains a neat and clean work area at all times.
          • 6)Reports improper equipment operation to coordinator/manager.
          • 7)Handles infectious waste according to established hospital procedure.

            Education/Experience Required:
            • -High School diploma, or equivalent. -3+ years previous sterile processing experience. -Able to print Surgery Schedule and Surgeon Preference lists independently.

              Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
              • -Speaks clearly, write legibly, and ability to pronounce medical supply and equipment names. -Ability to follow directions from Lead Tech or Manager. -Computer skills
              • -Proof of certification upon hire require.

                Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions:
                • -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.).

                  Addendum: 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.

                  This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oak Lawn , Sterile Processing Tech II CMC, Other , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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