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Sterile Processing Technician-PRN

Company: Animas Surgical Hospital
Location: Durango
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Shift: PRN (As needed)

Job Summary

Responsible for maintaining and providing sterile instruments and supplies for surgery. Requires memorization skills and attention to detail. Must hold current sterile processing tech certification or obtain certification within 6 months of hire.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for sterile processing of instruments, equipment and supplies
  • Collects, cleans, Inspects and reassembles instrument sets
  • Knowledgeable and maintains competency in the cleaning and processing of sterile equipment, supplies and instruments
  • Reviews operating room schedules, anticipating needs and/or conflicts with instrumentation or equipment
  • Prepares items for sterilization based on knowledge of sterilization methods required for specific instruments/equipment.
  • Properly identifies and delivers the correct items, in a timely fashion to appropriate areas including OR's, procedure rooms or physician office locations if needed and requested.
  • Prepares packs of supplies, instruments, dressing and treatment trays, according to designated lists or codes, and wraps, labels, and seals packs according to standards

    Demonstrates the spirit of the philosophy, mission, and values of the hospital through words and actions, and implements them into departmental processes, programs, and the working environment.

    Animas Surgical Hospital is a drug free workplace and performs a pre-employment alcohol and drug screen which includes marijuana.

    Compensation: $18.00 - $34.41

    Minimum Requirements

    Education:High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent experience

    Certification, Licensure: CSPDT or CRCST

    Experience, Training, Knowledge: Two (2) to three (3) years experience in a healthcare setting preferred

    Physical Requirements

    Must be able to see in order to read, write, and perform clerical/secretarial job duties. Must be able to hear and speak in order to communicate with others in person and by telephone. Must have manual dexterity to use a computer keyboard and other usual office equipment. Light to moderate physical effort may be required to lift, push and pull carts.

    Working Conditions/Environmental Exposures

    Exposed to noxious fumes, gases, mists/dust, and poor ventilation; environmental hazards, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, needles, needle containers, sharps, blood, body fluids and/or tissues, electrical current/high voltage, chemicals/solvents, radiation and/or radioactive materials and/or radioactive waste, various infectious/communicable diseases, infectious medical waste that may require protective clothing/equipment.

    ASH IMMUNIZATIONS AND VACCINATIONS REQUIREMENTS- Aligns with CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for Healthcare Personnel

    Hepatitis B- Lab evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B or three doses Hep B vaccine at appropriate intervals

    Influenza- mandatory from November 1st through March 31st each year

    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella - Lab evidence of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella or 2 doses of MMR Vaccination

    Varicella (chickenpox) - Lab evidence of immunity to Varicella or 2 doses of Varicella Vaccine

    Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) - documented proof of immunization

    Tuberculosis Screening- All new-hires undergo a two-step TB skin test


Keywords: Animas Surgical Hospital, Santa Fe , Sterile Processing Technician-PRN, Professions , Durango, New Mexico

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