The Lead Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for sterilization techniques, operations of technical equipment, maintaining staff schedules and assignments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrates principles of decontamination/sterilization.
Correct use of personal protective equipment (gown, gloves, face mask, boots)
Correctly sorts instrumentation for cleaning according to manufacturer's specification.
Correctly cleans CASE carts.
Correctly inspects packages for integrity after sterilization.
Demonstrates principles of sterilization.
Correct use of biological and chemical sterilization indicators.
Correctly sterilizes instrumentation according to manufacturer's specifications.
Accurately labels instrumentation.
Correctly documents sterilizer loads and tests.
Demonstrates knowledge of instruments and equipment.
Correct assembly of instrumentation.
Correctly tests instrumentation for optimal functioning.
Notifies supervisor of broken and/or malfunctioning instrumentation and removes them from service.
Correctly identifies specific department instrumentation ie. Surgery, obstetrics, and emergency services.
Maintains daily inventory of equipment and supplies.
Rotates to the operating room as technical assistant.
Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
Maintains staff schedules and assignments
Assists the Sterile Processing Supervisor in maintaining department records as required.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of three years experience in sterile processing.
Sterile Processing Technician certification required.
Considerable mental concentration required to operate equipment and properly care for instruments and equipment. Standing, walking, lifting up to 50lbs, reaching required. Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works in close proximity to others and/or in a distracting environment.
Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions during decontamination of instruments. Occasional exposure to temperature fluctuations, fumes, or airborne particles, exposure to communicable/infectious disease via contact with contaminated instruments and supplies. Must be able to work in a small, confined area for long periods of time.
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