at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
To clean, inspect, sterilize and decontaminate instruments for the Operating Room and other ancillary departments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows instrument decontamination procedures, according to the checklist and guidelines.
Operates cleaning equipment (i.e. ultrasonic cleaner, washer decontaminators, cart washer), including all sterilization equipment and the cart lift.
Identifies, removes and replaces broken and improperly functioning surgical instruments.
Reassembles instruments into their assigned trays according to instrument tray list by configuration and number.
Locates missing items and instruments from instrument sets, instrument boards, bins, or extra instruments in the trays.
Uses knowledge and skills to utilize biological indicators in the sterilization process, adhering to quality control requirements.
Identifies, wraps, and labels items properly for steam, Sterrad and gas sterilization.
Pulls case carts for surgical procedures and completes missing item slips for carts that are incomplete.
Restocks supplies in instrument, decontamination area, sterilization processing area, and case cart area according to checklist or par levels.
Communicates effectively with employees, patients, and visitors.
Works constructively with other members of the health care team.
Educate new employees in Sterile Processing.
Responds to emergency situations by notifying appropriate person and taking direction from the appropriate person.
Compliance with mandatory education requirements and mandatory tests by time given.
Maintains an attitude of helpfulness, courtesy, and cooperation toward others.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Insures that par levels are met for sterile storage and the OR sterile instrument areas.
Performs other duties as directed.
SCHEDULE: Evening shift 3:00p-11:30pm with some weekends and rotating holidays
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate
1 - 3 years of Sterile Processing or OR experience required
Current National CS/SPD certification preferred on hire or required within one year of hire
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.