Central Services Tech - Certified
Company: CHI-Franciscan Harrison Medical Center
Posted on: September 15, 2019
Facility:-- Harrison Medical Center
Department:-- Sterile Processing
Location:-- Bremerton, WA
Status:-- Full Time
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with
competitive salaries and benefits.-- We are a family of hospitals,
health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We
are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team!
Performs efficient and meticulous decontamination/sterilization of
surgical instruments and equipment, as well as inspecting and
assembling surgical instruments, equipment, trays, and packs
according to prescribed protocols and industry standards for
aseptic technique.-- Depending on assigned hospital, incumbents
rotate assignments among various decontamination sterilization
processing, surgical tray assembly, supply and distribution
functions in a continually changing medical and surgical
facility.-- Work also includes: 1) tray assembly, 2) assisting in
recordkeeping and monitoring equipment operations, 3) maintaining
department inventory and 4) identifying and reporting supply,
equipment, and procedure problems and 5) dispensing equipment and
Incumbents are also accountable for demonstrating awareness of
personal and work area safety at all times; using evidence-based
practices (EBP) and complying with facility safety policies and
procedures in carrying out duties including those for blood borne
pathogens and communicable diseases and; keeping knowledge current
on aseptic techniques and basic microbiology sufficient to
understand the ways diseases and infections are transmitted and the
importance of clean and sterile supplies in patient care; attending
training in new and improved sterilization practices and
developments in the microbiology, bacteriology, and therapeutic
practices as they affect the sterile supply operation.
- Collects and decontaminates and cleans reusable equipment
and/or supplies and associated storage units in accordance with
department, manufacturer, and OSHA standards.
- Assembles instruments, complex instrument sets, and other
surgical items and kits by selecting the appropriate items, trays,
instruments, and arrange them in the correct manner permitting
effective sterilization using existing standard operating
procedures and surgical case count sheets.
- Sterilizes equipment in accordance with department,
manufacturer, and OSHA standards using different agents, which may
include steam, hydrogen peroxide, paracetic acid, ethylene oxide,
- Performs periodic tests on autoclave effectiveness and
maintains accurate sterilization records.
- Maintains supply area and inventory levels.
Education & Experience:
Graduation from the International Association of Healthcare Central
Service Material Management Course and one year of related work
experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job
knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in an operating room, acute
care hospital or central services department preferred.
License & Certification:
Current certification as a Certified Registered Central Service
Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Health Care
Central Service Material Management (IAHCCSMM) is required.
- Requisition ID: 2019-R0246574
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Evening Job
- Market: CHI-Franciscan Harrison Medical Center
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