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Sterile Processing Technician

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




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.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
None Required

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
None specified.

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 work independently.









Essential Functions:




  • 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 use.
  • 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 parameters.
  • Performs accurate documentation within the SPD Information system.
  • Sterilize instrument sets in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and manufacture instructions for use (IFU).
  • Pick supplies for same day/next day surgical cases.
  • Answer telephone calls from internal and external customers.









    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: human.resources@carle.com.



    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 COVID-19 test.























Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Sterile Processing Technician, Professions , Urbana, Illinois

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