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Sterile Processing Tech I - FT - Nights

Company: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description Position at DHR Health POSITION SUMMARY: Under close supervision, prepares, tracks, and sterilizes equipment and instruments in an accurate and timely manner. Prepares, sterile trays and supplies for all areas of the hospital. Responsible for decontamination, assembly of packs, operation of steam, low temperature, and other forms of sterilization. Perform multiple tasks assist in the daily operation of all units as well as being responsible for customer service. JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED equivalent preferred Six (6) months of Sterile Processing or Operating Room Technician experience preferred Knowledge of sterilization supplies, equipment and instruments Knowledge of organizing, containing, and transporting items of varying compounds, textures or quantities Knowledge of transporting and disposing of hazardous materials and sharp objects according to hospital procedures Knowledge of sterilization procedures of various equipment and instruments Knowledge of wrapping and repackaging sterilized instruments Skill in using sterilization equipment and instruments Skill in arranging instruments on surgical trays Skill in following written instructions and performing multiple tasks Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others POSITION RESPONSIBILITES Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices Collects dirty equipment and instruments Sorts, loads, unload and decontaminate equipment and instruments according to procedures. Cleans, repackages, and sterilizes instruments according to procedures. Assembles trays, basin sets, packages, instruments and equipment and prepares items for sterilization Decontaminates, restocks and assembles case carts and surgical trays Ensures specialty carts are stocked and ready for immediate use Perform quality control through routine testing and cleaning to assure sterilization equipment and instruments are functioning properly. Inspect equipment, instruments, and packaging for cleanliness, defects and/or malfunctions. Document sterilization cycle. Labels products with sterilization date. Performs other duties as assigned or required. Performs weekly inspections of all sterile items in the OR department Checks outdated items and package integrity of wrapped sterilize processing area Maintains and updates the instruments tray inventory list following policies and procedures. LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY: Sterile Processing Director----Sterile Processing Coordinator---Sterile Processing Tech CUSTOMER SERVICE: Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience. AGE SPECIFIC: Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirement relative to his or her age. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA): A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria. The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position: Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height. YesKneelingYesMust be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs.YesWalkingYesLight/moderate carrying up to 30 lbs.YesStanding/SquattingYesStraight pullingYesSittingYesPulling hand over handYesPushingYesRepeated bendingYesStooping/BendingYesReaching above shoulderYesClimbing StairsYesSimple graspingYesClimbing LaddersNoDual simultaneous graspingYesDepth Perceptions neededYesAbility to seeYesIdentify ColorsYesOperating office equipmentYesTwistingYesOperating mechanical equipmentYesCrawlingNoAbility to read and writeYesAbility to CountYesAbility to hear verbal communication without aidYesOperating Personal VehicleYesAbility to comprehend written/verbal communicationYesOther: Ability to deal with stressYesOSHA CategoryIB.Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents. C.Occupational Exposure:Category I task involve exposure to blood, body fluids. All procedures or other job related tasks that involve contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential for spills or splashes of them are Category I task. D.Aptitudes:HIGH123456LOW Intelligence: General learning ability: The ability to "catch on" or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. 3 Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively. To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly. 3 Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. 2 Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects. Frequently described as the ability to "visualize" objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms. 2 Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. 3 Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 2 Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly. 3 Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 3 Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with hands in placing and turning motions. 3 Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. 3 Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color. To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately. 3 I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform. Employee Signature:________________________________Date:____________________ DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Keywords: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Brownsville , Sterile Processing Tech I - FT - Nights, Other , Brownsville, Texas

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