Sterile Processing Technician Job

Full Job Title: Sterile Processing Technician

Job Number: 17006107

Facility: SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Location: St. Louis, MO

Schedule: PRN, Varied

Hours: varied

Description

Role Purpose:
Under general supervision and following established policies and procedures, decontaminates, disinfects, cleans, prepares and sterilizes reusable items, prepares packs and instrument trays for OR and Central Distribution, monitors expiration dates and ensures transport of supplies, instruments and equipment.
Responsibilities:
    • Creates a positive patient care environment through thorough cleaning, decontamination, inspection, and sterilization of surgical instruments and accurate assembly of instrumentation trays.
    • Contributes to employee satisfaction by collaborating and problem solving with members of the OR Staff and other departments and collaborates with team members to accomplish department objectives.
    • Contributes to the satisfaction of the nursing staff and physicians by accurately assembling surgical instrumentation trays, providing requested information and delivering instruments to the OR as requested by OR staff.
    • Creates an environment of safe, quality care by providing clean, disinfected and sterilized instrumentation, monitoring expiration dates of disposable supplies and by following proper infection control measures and JCAHO and OSHA guidelines.
    • Contributes to the financial well-being and stewardship of the organization by treating instruments and equipment carefully and according to manufacturers' recommendations.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Certification or certification eligible by the International Association of Hospital Central
  • 3 months to 1 year of experience
  • Effective September 1, 2010 Certification (CRCST) is required or must be obtained within 1 year of employment. Certified employees hired prior to September 1, 2010 are required to maintain an active CRCST status

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Service Management is preferred.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital –

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is a not-for-profit, 190-bed inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical center in St. Louis, MO. We specialize in neonatology, cardiology, pediatric and fetal surgery, and cancer services. We care for children of all ages from St. Louis, Missouri, Illinois and from around the world. We also focus on the overall health of our communities in addition to the health of the children living in them.Our love for kids just keeps on growing!

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »


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