Sterile Processing Technician
Company: Carle Health
Posted on: November 25, 2022
The Sterile Processing Distribution (SPD) Technician is responsible
for decontaminating, disassembling, cleaning, reassembling,
packaging, and sterilizing instrumentation for surgical cases,
clinics and the nursing units. Follows protocols to ensure
equipment/instrumentation processing meets standards for AAMI and
organizational Infection Control guidelines. Provides both
disposable and reusable equipment to the Operating Room. Dispenses
disposable supplies utilized in OR cases.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Basic computer skills. Understanding of Basic Medical Terminology.
Ability to perform detail oriented work repetitiously for long
periods of time. Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work in an environment that frequently responds to STAT
and ASAP customer needs. Ability to perform tasks with minimal
error. Must possess critical thinking skills and the ability to
- Performs the re-assembly and packaging of instrument sets
accurately and efficiently and in accordance with department
policies and procedures and/or the manufacturer's instructions for
- Performs manual and mechanical cleaning of reusable
instrumentation and equipment.
- Inspects instruments for cleanliness. Inspects instruments for
defects and proper functionality. Uses various electronic equipment
to inspect electrosurgical instruments and cables for defects.
- Restocks Specialty Carts and Omnicells as necessary.
- Documents completed work and verifies processing
- Performs accurate documentation within the SPD Information
- Sterilize instrument sets in accordance with departmental
policies and procedures and manufacture instructions for use
- Pick supplies for same day/next day surgical cases.
- Answer telephone calls from internal and external
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health
participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security
Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland
Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to
confirm work authorization. - For more information:
Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for
all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or
religious exemption will be permitted. With an approved exemption,
healthcare workers must do weekly testing and verify a negative
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