Central Proc. Tech.

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Bridgeport, CT
Jan 23, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Performs all reprocessing activities of instrumentation, supplies and equipment used for patient care. Receives, collects and transports contaminated instruments and supplies. Operates and cleans all department equipment. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Collects, transports, receives and processes contaminated instruments, equipment, linen and refuse.
  • 1.1. Makes daily rounds at pre-scheduled times to nursing units to retrieve contaminated items from soiled utility rooms for return to decontamination in accordance with established procedures with no more than 10 exceptions as observed by supervisor.
  • 1.2. Checks daily with nursing units regarding returnable instrument trays and returns items to distribution inaccordance with established procedures with no more than 10 exceptions as observed by supervisor.
  • 1.3. Sorts soiled linens, refuse and instruments received via O.R. dumbwaiter within five minutes of receipt as observed by supervisor and feedback from O.R. staff.
  • 1.4. Records quantity and description of all items received with accuracy on pre-printed statistical sheets with no more than 12 exceptions annually as observed by monthly random review by supervisor.
  • 1.5. Sorts instruments for decontamination preparation with accuracy as observed by feedback from fellow co-worker and department supervisor with no more than 10-20 exceptions annually.
  • 1.6. Cleanses patient use equipment and instrumentation manually, by ultrasonic cleaner or via cart wash with accuracy in accordance with established procedures with no more than 15-25 exceptions annually as indicated by monthly random instruments audits.
  • 1.7. Prepares washer/sterilizer instrument loads with accuracy in accordance with established procedures with no more than 10-15 exceptions as observed by co-worker's feedback and supervisor observation.
  • 1.8. Completes daily workload by the end of the shift as observed by monthly random review of statistical and graphic reports.
  • 1.9. Calculates previous day's statistical sheets with no more than five exceptions annually as indicated by random monthly review of reports.
  • 1.10. Files statistical reports and washer/sterilizer graphic strips from the previous day by the end of the shift as indicated by monthly random review of file with no more than five exceptions annually.
  • 2. Sorts, inspects, assembles, wraps and sterilizes instrumentation, linens and miscellaneous supplies.
  • 2.1. Sorts and distributes all instruments to proper location within 5-10 minutes of load receipt from washer/sterilizer equipment as observed by supervisor with no more than 10-20 exceptions.
  • 2.2. Inspects all instruments for cleanliness and function ability with accuracy as indicated by monthly random tray audits and feedback from user departments with no more than 10-20 exceptions annually.
  • 2.3. Assembles all instrument trays according to preprinted preference cards with accuracy as observed by random monthly tray audits and feedback from user departments with no more than 15-20 exceptions annually.
  • 2.4. Wraps and labels instrumentation for sterilization with accuracy per department procedure with no more than 10-15 exceptions annually as observed by random monthly tray audit and feedback from user departments.
  • 2.5. Loads items to be processed on sterilizer trucks with accuracy per department procedure with no more than 15-20 exceptions annually as observed by random monthly physical inspection of truck set-up.
  • 2.6. Prepares sterilization load card record for every load processed without exception as indicated by monthly review of sterilization records.
  • 2.7. Assures that all processed items are load/expiration dated with accuracy per departmental procedure with no more than 10-15 exceptions annually as indicated by monthly random tray audits.
  • 2.8. Records quantity, description and location of items to be sterilized with accuracy on load card with no more than 10-15 exceptions as indicated by monthly random physical load inspection.
  • 2.9. Handles and inspects sterilized items per department procedure as indicated by supervisory observation and user department feedback with no more than 20-25 exceptions per year.
  • 2.10. Ensures that extended expiration dated sterilized supplies are dust covered per departmental procedure with no more than 5-10 exceptions annually as indicated by monthly random tray audits and feedback from user departments.
  • 2.11. Sets up ethylene oxide sterilizer loads as instrumentation is received. Timely initiates sterilizer load processing with no more than 5-10 exceptions annually as observed by supervisor.
  • 3. Maintains stock level of pre-packaged unsterile supplies. Inspects, prepares and packages linens and miscellaneous items.
  • 3.1. Checks "prn" stock levels daily and maintains a sufficient amount based on pre-set quotas as observed by monthly random review of supply levels by supervisor.
  • 3.2. Inspects linens and supplies for integrity per departmental procedure with no more than 10-15 exceptions as indicated by random monthly item audit and user department feedback.
  • 3.3. Packages/wraps all linens and supplies per department procedure with no more than 10-20 exceptions as observed by monthly random audits and feedback from user departments.
  • 4. Performs and interprets all sterilization monitoring activities.
  • 4.1. Prepares all packages with an internal chemical indicator per department procedure with no more than 20exceptions as indicated by random monthly tray audits and feedback from user departments.
  • 4.2. Prepares all packages with an external chemical indicator per departmental procedure with no more than 20exceptions as indicated by random monthly tray audit and feedback from user departments.
  • 4.3. Processes biological monitor test packs daily per department procedure as observed by daily review of sporeincubation logs with no more than two exceptions annually.
  • 4.4. Interprets and records biological test results daily per department procedure as observed by daily review of spore incubation log with no more than two exceptions per year. (Notifies supervisor immediately of abnormal test results).
  • 4.5. Reviews graphic monitors at the time of sterilizer/washer sterilizer load removal with accuracy perdepartment procedure as indicated by daily record review with no more than two exceptions annually. (Notifiessupervisor immediately of error, caution and abnormal results.)
  • 4.6. Checks internal and external chemical monitors on packages for processing completion prior to supply distribution with no more than 10 exceptions annually.
  • 4.7. Processes and interprets air-elimination monitors daily per departmental procedure as observed by daily review of test results with no more than two exceptions annually.
  • 5. Processes, picks and stores sterile linens for O.R. and Surgease.
  • 5.1. Prepares linen packs for processing as they are received from the Pack Room, with no more than 10-20 exceptions as indicated by supervisory observation.
  • 5.2. Picks "linen orders" daily in 30 minutes (within two hours of order receipt) per department procedure as randomly observed by supervisor with no more than five exceptions annually.
  • 5.3. Replenishes sterile linens to storage shelves, rotating and checking sterility expiration dates and condition of packages according to established department procedures; completes replenishment by the end of the shift with no more than 3-6 exceptions annually as observed by supervisor.
  • 6. Operates equipment in a proper and safe manner. Maintains equipment in proper and safe working condition. Maintains work and supply areas in a clean and orderly condition.
  • 6.1. Operates all sterilization equipment in accordance with department procedure as observed by supervisor.
  • 6.2. Cleanses all equipment in accordance with departmental procedures and schedules as observed by supervisor with no more than 5-15 exceptions.
  • 6.3. Performs minor maintenance on equipment in accordance with departmental guidelines; notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction or operating problems immediately as observed by supervisor.
  • 6.4. Cleans all working surfaces and supply shelves in accordance with departmental guidelines and schedules as observed by department supervisor with no more than 10-20 exceptions.
  • 6.5. Replenishes work table supplies daily prior to the end of the shift and ensures that work area is neat and orderly with no more than five to ten exceptions as observed by supervisor and feedback from co-workers.
  • 7. Assists with the duties of the Laboratory Aide as assigned by supervisor.
  • 7.1. Acts as a back up for the Laboratory Aide as directed and observed by supervisor.
  • 8. Assists with the duties of other positions as assigned by supervisor.
  • 8.1. Acts as a back up for other positions as directed and observed by supervisor.
  • 9. Completes non-therapeutic functions under the direction of MD, PA, APRN or RN.
  • 9.1. Place IV solutions in appropriate storage area within Central Supply.
  • 9.2. Remove IV solutions from appropriate storage area and place in Code Carts for delivery when ordered from patient care areas.
  • 9.3. Remove IV solutions from appropriate storage area and place in Procedural/Case Carts for delivery when ordered from patient care areas.
  • 9.4. Deliver Code Carts and/or Procedural/Case Carts to appropriate patient care area.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    High school graduate or equivalent. Sterile Processing Program graduate preferred.
    EXPERIENCE:
    One year relevant experience preferred.
    LICENSURE:
    Must obtain certification in the field of sterile processing through either CBSPD or IAHCSMM within one year from the hire date into Central Sterile Processing. Certification must be maintained throughout employment at Bridgeport Hospital.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle,or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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    Job Info

    Job: 4110

    Department: Central Sterile Supply
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: OTHER
    Hours: 40.00

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