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Sterile Instrument Tech

Company: Beacon Health System
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Reports to Director Patient Services. Responsible for the care, preparation, and maintenance of sterile and unsterile instruments, equipment, and supplies. Identifies, inspects and assembles instrumentation for use in a sterile procedure. Sterilizes instrumentation and completes quality control checks as required. Ensures proper inventory levels by filling requests according to established unit of measure.MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS

  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team. Responsibilities

    • Processes soiled instruments and equipment, utilizing automated equipment and hand washing, according to department policy, for all house-wide clinical areas.
    • Identifies, inventories, assembles, and packages all instruments and trays, single instruments, and set for the MOR, CVOR, OBOR, and other clinical areas, and external entities.
    • Ensures the accountability of instruments and implants through the process by following count sheets and recording the proper information on the correct log sheets.
    • Follows established procedure for the cleaning, inventory, and movement of IV pumps and stands. Sterilization
      • Correctly uses chemical and biological indicators recording the results as required for each sterilization type.
      • Properly loads and operates each type of sterilizer according to established procedures.
      • Verifies that the criteria for sterilization are met for each type of sterilization.
      • Completes and maintains all required documentation for the sterilization types. Carts/Bins/Supplies
        • Utilizes established par levels for restocking various (CPR, MOR, Cath Lab, etc.) areas with supplies recording the required information for movement and inventory of the supplies, rotating the supplies, and checking for outdates.
        • Sets up case carts for all surgical areas according to the surgery schedules and other requests (add-ons, STAT), verifying the surgical schedules at least once per shift.
        • Exchanges and restocks various emergency and procedure carts (crash carts, respiratory totes, ENT cart, Urology Cart) and also in the surgical area.
        • For all supply restocking and movement, records the appropriate information for inventory control to help avoid stock-outs. Miscellaneous Duties and Tasks
          • Attends and participates in staff meetings and educational offerings.
          • As requested, helps with orientation and training of new employees.
          • Completion of a Central Service Technical Training Course after the probationary period, if not already Registered/Certified.
          • Keeps up to date on new instruments and equipment learning how to clean, assemble, package, and sterilize (if required) the new technology.
          • Utilizes various software applications (instrument tracking, inventory control, surgery scheduling) in the performance of the job which enhances efficiency and productivity. Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department
            • Completes other job-related duties and projects as assigned. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

              Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:
              • Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.
              • Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.
              • Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.
              • Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.
              • Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.
              • Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.
              • Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.
              • Complies with established organization and department policies.
              • Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required. Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:
                • Leverage innovation everywhere.
                • Cultivate human talent.
                • Embrace performance improvement.
                • Build greatness through accountability.
                • Use information to improve and advance.
                • Communicate clearly and continuously.

                  Education and Experience
                  • The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are acquired through the successful completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is preferred. Must be a minimum of 17 years of age. CRCST certification through IAHCSMM is preferred, but not required upon hire.
                    Knowledge & Skills
                    • A basic knowledge of the operations of a Central/Sterile Processing Department, as well as knowledge of procedures and equipment is preferred.
                    • After June 1, 2019, Associate must obtain CRCST certification through IAHCSMM within one year of hire. Any Associate in position previous to June 1, 2019, will be grandfathered in position with current credential(s). Working Conditions
                      • Potential risk due to high level of exposure to blood and body fluids, exposure to ethylene oxide, exposure to high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, potential burns and/or hot equipment. Physical Demands
                        • Frequent lifting, bending, walking and standing on a daily basis.

Keywords: Beacon Health System, Elkhart , Sterile Instrument Tech, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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