Sterile Processing/Case Cart Lead - Adult Sterile Processing
OU Medical Center - Oklahoma City, OK

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General Description:

Under general supervision, responsible for cleaning, decontamination, assembly, packaging and/or sterilization of all surgical instrumentation and reusable supply items. Conducts in-service education and oversees department in the absence of the supervisor. Coordinates and prepares necessary supplies and instruments for emergent and routine surgical cases.
Essential Function/Duties:
Assembles and wraps instrument sets. Ensures proper use of sterilized sonic cleaners and other related equipment. Thoroughly inspects instruments to insure all instruments are clean and in good repair/working order prior to sterilization process. Decontaminates instruments using proper chemical mixtures. Tests, operates and loads autoclaves. Maintains an inventory of sterile supplies, instrument sets and equipment. Periodically checks sterile inventory in order to remove those items in which sterilization has expired or packaging has been compromised. Resterilizes contaminated instrument sets. Completes instrument count sheets and instrument sets and/or communicates discrepancies to appropriate OR staff member. Trains and orients new employees to both instrument processing and case cart areas. Makes daily work assignments and ensures proper flow of work throughout both CS and CC areas. Assists supervisor with assigned projects and duties. Mentors staff members. Conducts in-service education programs for staff members. Oversees the department operation in the absence of the supervisor. Performs tasks necessary to prepare and maintain accurate Case Carts. Pulls needed supplies and equipment for cases. Participates in the evaluation of new supplies. Coordinates with operating room staff to ensure that proper supplies for each case are delivered as needed. Maintains optimal levels of patient care surgical supplies and/or equipment. Checks for outdated supplies and instruments and removes from stock as required. Conducts scheduled inspection of inventory levels and adjusts orders as necessary. Orients new employees and provides technical assistance as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:
*Experience: Two (2) years instrument processing experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

*Licensure: Technician certification from either the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

May be underfilled as a Sterile Proc/Case Cart Lead I:
Minimum Qualifications:
*Experience: Two (2) years instrument processing experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of maintenance and sterilization of medical supplies and equipment. Knowledge of applicable sanitation and hygiene standards. Knowledge of proper safety practices of steam and gas plasma sterilization. Knowledge of simple record keeping principles and practices. Skill in understanding and following verbal and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Effective customer service skills. Able to read, spell and do simple math. Good computer skills. Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation):
Must be able to climb, kneel, stoop and perform assigned duties under semi-stressful situations. Work is moderately heavy with lifting and carrying of objects. Considerable walking, standing, pushing and pulling of equipment. Must be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds and carry/lift up to 35 pounds. May frequently be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and blood or body fluids. May also be exposed to communicable diseases, needles, dust, fumes, gases or moving mechanical parts. Position tasks require frequent repetitive motions.

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OU Medicine is the collaboration among OU Medical Center, The Children's Hospital, OU Medical Center Edmond, OU Physicians, OU...