The SPD Processing Technician (Certified) works independently to clean, decontaminate, and assemble all reusable instrumentation and patient care equipment. This position prepares equipment for sterilization and operates cleaning and sterilizing equipment according to established departmental procedures. The Technician prepares and monitors sterilized instruments and pulls supplies for the Operating Room case cart system. This position assists in maintaining accurate inventories of supplies, replenishes and maintains stock levels for the Surgical Case Cart Room. This position performs periodic physical inventories as directed and maintains a clean and safe workplace. This position completes all other duties as assigned.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified Registered Central Services Technician certification required as mandated by NJDOH. Technicians are responsible for maintaining CRCST certification yearly.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one year experience with Sterile Processing, Surgical Scrub Technician, Materials Management or a healthcare related field is preferred. The potential employee must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
Demonstrates the ability to perform the department specific competencies, as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
Exhibits the core behavioral competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment. Exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances, and potential injury. This position requires extensive walking, standing, and lifting. Demonstrates the ability to push and pull weights in excess of 90 pounds with assistance. Lifting, pushing and pulling of weights 30 to 90lbs, or greater with assistance a majority of the time also required. Essential functions of this position are listed on the department specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
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