Sterile Processing Technician in Urbana, IL at Carle Health System

Date Posted: 3/23/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary:
500.00 sign-on bonus for external applicants! For an inside look into the department check out our Sterile Processing & Distribution Video! 
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 specified

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
None specified.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
None specified

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
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 cleaning accurately and efficiently to remove contaminating infectious microorganisms and other bodily fluid contaminates from reusable instrumentation and equipment. Performs manual cleaning and disinfection for heat and moisture sensitive devices.
  • Inspects instruments for cleanliness to prevent surgical site infection. Inspects instruments for defects and proper functionality to minimize damage to bodily organs, vessels and/or tissue. 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.
  • Performs quality checks throughtout the cleaning process of an instrument tray.

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.