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Sterile Processing Tech 1

Fair Oaks Hospital 621181 Part Time 3600 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033, US
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Job Description

Assembles instrumentation accurately and efficiently. Assures sterility of all processed items. Decontaminates instruments in a safe and appropriate manner. Manages instrument inventory and assures timely distribution of instruments to all customers. Understands basic computer functions to assist in documentation and tracking of inventory.

Job Responsibilities
 
  • Inspects instruments and assures that they are free from bio-burden and in proper working condition prior to assembling sets according to count sheets.
  • Locates missing instrumentation and replaces repaired/ordered instrumentation in sets.
  • Maintains stock levels in the assembly area.
  • Loads items to be sterilized on the loading cart and records them on the load card, adding a biological test to each load.
  • Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions in the instrument assembly area
  • Selects proper mode of sterilization for all items
  • Assure presence of all required chemical and biological indicators
  • Operates all sterilization equipment (Steam, Sterrad, Steris)
  • Validates sterilization process by reading, interpreting and documenting all chemical and biological indicators.
  • Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions related to sterilization.
  • Decontaminates instruments in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Unloads case carts, checking all items for red tags
  • Properly sorts instrumentation and selects the proper processing mechanisms (manual and mechanical) to insure the integrity of and prevent damage to the items.
  • Prepares instrumentation for the decontamination process, to include flushing lumens, exposing all surfaces and properly loading washers
  • Operates washer/decontaminates, cart washers, sonic washer and all other equipment in the decontamination area
  • Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions in the decontamination area
  • Decontaminates instruments in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Unloads case carts, checking all items for red tags.
  • Properly sorts instrumentation and selects the proper processing mechanisms (manual and mechanical) to insure the integrity of and prevent damage to the items.
  • Manages instrument inventory and assures timely distribution of instruments to all customers.
  • Maintains par levels of all individual items, instrument sets, procedure trays and MSET boxes.
  • Properly stores or distributes items assuring that each item has been properly labeled and sterilized.
  • Responds professionally and efficiently to all routine and urgent customer requests.
  • Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions related to storage and distribution.
  • Understands basic computer functions to assist in documentation and tracking of inventory.
  • Maintains par levels of all individual items, instrument sets, procedure trays and MSET boxes.



Additional Requirements

High School or GED 

Part Time 20 Hours Per Week 3PM to 1130PM with rotating weekends 

Sterile Processing Experience Preferred