Central Proc. Tech.

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Bridgeport, CT
Oct 28, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

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.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

High school graduate or equivalent required. Sterile Processing Training Program preferred. 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Competent and physically able to perform all duties in CSS independently (Decontam, Assembly, Sterilization and Distribution). No current written disciplinary actions. Meet or exceed production standards. Must Achieve national certification from CBSPD or IAHCSMM by the first anniversary date.

 

HOURS

 

7:00 am- 3:30 pm with every other weekend.

 

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: 12333

Department: Central Sterile Supply
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: GENERAL SUPP SVCS
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 36

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