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Core Tech, Sterile Processing, Winship Tower

Company: Emory
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Heart. Soul. Expertise. That's what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet -recognized hospitals: Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We're eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We've got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

Become a part of the groundbreaking cancer research and outstanding cancer patient care that are the hallmarks of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.



  • Dedicated to the Cores. Prepares equipment (example Jackson table, OR bed positions), instruments and supplies for surgical procedures for the OR.
  • Gathers appropriate video equipment, ancillary equipment and support carts. Completes secondary check of case carts, ensuring accuracy of instruments and supplies.
  • Provides sterilization support by preparing equipment and instruments for sterilization in a timely manner - flashing of instruments and associated regulatory documentation.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, and expedites the availability of instrumentation and equipment through working closely with the instrument room and Central Supply.
  • Provides technical advice and support regarding supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in the inventory control and related supply availability by recommending and advising as to shortages and needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the parameters of the sterilization processes and follows AORN and AAMI guidelines for sterilization.
  • Provides information and advice to internal and external customers regarding equipment, supplies and instrumentation availability, supply, storage, and related processes.
  • Provides training to new employees relating to the efficient, safe, and effective availability and readiness of equipment, instruments and supplies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Post High School preferred, Vocational/Specialized Training.
  • Certification with a national sterile processing organization within 12 months of hire.
  • At least 1 year direct experience in the operating room or sterile processing.
  • Experience with inventory management & equipment handling.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Keywords: Emory, Atlanta , Core Tech, Sterile Processing, Winship Tower, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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