Sterile Processing Technician I ( Job Number: 181391 )
Kaiser Permanente - Honolulu, HI

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Under indirect supervision, assists in distribution of sterile and contaminated supplies to nursing inpatient and clinic departments. Inventories and stocks supply carts. Fills requisitions as required. Washes, decontaminates, checks, assembles, wraps, sterilizes, stores, and issues trays, instruments, supplies and equipment. Assumes responsibility for appropriate care, processing, and sterilization of specialty instruments for varied surgical services. Assists O.R. staff by sterilizing specialty equipment and/or obtaining additional or extra supplies required for procedures. Assists with room preparation and/or clean-up activities to assure timely turnover of surgical suites and increase utilization of resources.

Essential Functions:
Segregates all used instruments, equipment apparatus, and other articles returned to CSD according to decontamination method; loads appropriate items in washer; washes other items in sonic cleaner or manually, using approved detergent; wipes dry; washes appropriate items in cart-washer; changes graph paper of processing equipment
• Assembles instruments; sets-up variety of general and special trays; wraps and seals items in wrappers according to established procedures in preparation for sterilization; inspects surgical instrumentation for proper function
• Performs sterilization procedures in accordance with sterilization standards and departmental policies and procedures; practices universal precautions and infection control procedures; ensures safe sterilization; detects any malfunction of equipment; checks equipment indicators before, during and after each load to ensure proper equipment settings; applies load identification label to each package after sterilization process complete; shelves appropriately
• Demonstrates working knowledge of surgical equipment and supplies, including special care and sterilization procedures. Assumes responsibility for appropriate care, processing, and sterilization of specialty instruments for varied surgical services, (e.g., bronchoscopes, laser, midas rex, laparoscope); assists O.R. staff by sterilizing specialty equipment and/or obtaining additional or extra supplies required for procedures; assists with room preparation and/or clean-up activities to assure timely turnover of surgical suites and increase utilization of resources
• Receives and prepares items requiring gas sterilization; ensures proper packaging; arranges for transport and return of items to outside facility; ensures all return items have been sterilized; verifies all items sent out are returned; ensures provision of manufacturer documentation for gas sterilization by requesting department
• Reviews and maintains sterilizer load indicators; files reports; completes log; recalls positive biological products from user departments
• Inspects color of tapes on newly autoclaved items and on stored sterile packs on all supply shelves; sends outdated supplies for reprocessing or replacement; restocks shelf items as needed
• Cleans and performs minor daily maintenance of equipment; reassembles and tests equipment after decontamination; reports equipment failures or errors immediately to maintenance and notifies supervisor/lead; prepares repair requisition for equipment or other items returned due to malfunction
• Additional essential functions as listed in the complete job description
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
One year of Central Services or Operating Room sterilization experience including basic turnover surgical processes
• High School Diploma/GED
• Post high school coursework in Microbiology or related field
• Demonstrated working knowledge of medical terminology, methods of sterilization, infection control, universal precautions, use of sterilizers, decontamination equipment and procedures, intricate specialty equipment, surgical instrumentation by name and usage, principles for inventory control, monitoring, utilization and establishment of par levels for supplies, equipment, and instrumentation
• Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, customer service, detail-orientation, adaptability, and change management
• Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone
• Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English
• Training/giving and receiving instructions
• Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g., organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness
Preferred Qualifications:
Post high school coursework in management
• Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or Registered Central Service Technician (RCST) by International Association of Healthcare Central Services Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)
• Working knowledge of technical equipment, ability to troubleshoot and make recommendations for repair or replacement
• Basic knowledge of microbiology

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