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Northwell Health Sterile Processing Tech (LH) in New York, New York

Req Number 0039NP

Job Description

  • Dissembles, cleans, sterilizes, reassembles and packages sterile supplies according to specifications and/or manufacturer instructions.

  • Follows department procedures to use appropriate sterilization method for various types of instrumentation.

  • Operates washers, sterilizers, ultrasonic machines, steam and ethylene oxide sterilizers, heat sealers, and additional equipment during sterilization procedures.

  • Adheres to instrument count sheets for surgical sets and case carts.

  • Covers and rotates trays and sets per sterile storage guidelines.

  • Follows safety protocols to ensure no injury to self/others (proper body mechanics, protective apparel during decontamination procedures, etc.)

  • Retrieves used trays, instruments and equipment from various surgical and clinical hospital areas for decontamination.

  • Examines instruments and patient care equipment for cleanliness, proper assembly and functionality.

  • Identifies malfunctioning items, records related information, and promptly notifies supervisor or biomedical engineer.

  • Receives and fills requisitions from hospital departments and nursing units. Communicates with perioperative staff regarding related instrument needs.

  • Transports sterile supplies to assigned surgical and clinical locations.

  • Assists in ordering, stocking and maintaining department inventory levels.

  • Performs required duties tomaintain a contaminant-free work environment.

  • Documents and maintains records of daily activities according to department policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to AORN, AAMI and Joint Commission standards (e.g. biological, chemical and mechanical monitoring) in the performance of duties.

  • Participates in department quality control programs and in-service training, as required.

  • Performs related duties as required.Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Current sterile processing certification (CRCST or CSPD) or equivalency*, required.

  • Prior experience processing surgical information, preferred.

  • Ability to lift/carry 25 pounds, required. Manual dexterity, ability to stand, bend, lift and/or reach for extended periods of time, required.

Ability to communicate effectively in English

(verbally and in writing) and follow