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Sterile Processing Technician - Scottish Rite

Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Work Schedule/Days: Evening/Monday - Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Scottish Rite
Requisition #: 68321

JOB SUMMARY

Performs a variety of duties in relationship to decontamination, preparation/assembly, sterilization, and distribution of trays/sets, equipment, and supplies with direct supervision. Performs routine cleaning such as wiping down tables. Participates in distribution of operating room supplies and trays/sets. Performs all tasks as assigned in a neat and organized manner. Maintains and prevents cross contamination by observing dress codes, environmental policies, and traffic control.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Sterile processing certification within one year of hire

EXPERIENCE*

Graduate of a Sterile Processing program with 6 months of relevant clinical experience; or
Two years of experience in a relevant clinical environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Graduate of Surgical Technology program
  • Experience in a surgical services or sterile processing environment
  • Sterile processing certification

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Demonstrates efficient skills in decontamination, inspection, and cleaning of surgical instruments, flexible scopes, and respiratory devices according to manufacturers instructions for use.
  2. Uses sterile processing chemicals according to manufacturers instructions for use.
  3. Dons and doffs appropriate personal protection equipment.
  4. Assembles accurate/complete surgical trays.
  5. Participates with and monitors process of building accurate and timely assembling of case carts for emergent/urgent and elective cases.
  6. Assists with maintaining department sterilization records.
  7. Participates in sterilizer test parameters monitoring, e.g., bowie dick test, biologicals, and other forms of sterilization testing and responds appropriately to sterilization that does not pass.
  8. Supports operating room functions in sterile core.
  9. Fosters positive working relationships across departments and campuses with patients, physicians, families, visitors, coworkers, and vendors.
  10. Complies with all applicable regulations, standards, and recommendations.
  11. Follows hospital and departmental safety instructions, policies, and procedures.
  12. Attends 80% of staff meetings/communication and job-related educational opportunities.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

About Us:

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Childrens is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20neighborhood locations and a total of 673beds, Childrens is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Childrens offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top childrens hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Childrens has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Have questions about the recruitment process? Check out What to Expect.

Address: 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Function: Allied Health - Surgical Services

Keywords: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta , Sterile Processing Technician - Scottish Rite, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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