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Central Sterile Processing Tech PRN Days

Req #: 18001505
Location: Sebring, FL
Job Category: Surgery
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland
Potential Referral Bonus: $

Description
GENERAL SUMMARY:

Responsible for decontamination, processing and sterilization of instruments and supplies. Performs non-nursing tasks as assigned.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

All essential functions must be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Accepts and adjusts to changes imposed by government regulations, consumer demands, professional organizations and other external or internal forces.
· Accepts responsibility by initiating the incident reporting mechanisms when indicated.
· Adheres to AORN and AAMI standards and guidelines.
· Adheres to department and hospital dress code including fingernails and jewelry.
· Annual physical update and goals ready at evaluation time.
· Assembles instrument trays and equipment in accordance with established department procedures.
· Assists with orientation of new employees.
· Assumes call responsibilities as needed to meet department needs.
· Assumes responsibility to maintain current technical and professional competence.
· Assumes unit responsibility when delegated to do so.
· Assures patients right for privacy, safety and confidentiality at all times.
· Assures that all needed supplies and equipment are available in a timely manner.
· Attends a minimum of 8 scheduled staff meetings annually.
· Carries out responsibilities in an appropriate and timely manner.
· Cleans instruments and equipment in accordance with established procedures.
· Completes work assignments on time as prescribed by the nursing manager.
· Complies with departmental, divisional and hospital policies and standards.
· Demonstrates awareness of health care, uses and implements budgetary containment practices.
· Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy, organizational and department goals and mission of the organization.
· Demonstrates understanding of organizational and department policies and procedures.
· Demonstrates, understands and practices principles of infection control and aseptic practices/technique.
· Displays interest and enthusiasm in the welfare of the surgery department, the division of nursing and the hospital.
· Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity when interacting with other staff, patients, families, physicians and the community.
· Functions effectively in stressful situations and prioritizes efficiently and effectively.
· Functions in a calm, quiet manner during stressful situations and expresses frustrations in an appropriate manner and place.
· Functions in the role of a preceptor for nursing students.
· Improvises when necessary without compromising personal or departmental standards.
· Incorporates current epidemiological standards in protecting the patient, environment or unit.
· Incorporates new procedures and philosophies into one's work performance.
· Inspects and maintains instruments and equipment.
· Insures unit is clean and safe at all times.
· Keeps processing areas neat and clean.
· Knowledgeable and practices aseptic technique and infection control practice.
· Maintains equipment in its proper working condition, identifies malfunctioning equipment, removes it for repair, completes appropriate paperwork, and notifies engineering or bio-med department.
· Maintains good physical and emotional well-being.
· Maintains knowledge of new trends and developments of assigned areas.
· Maintains pertinent, accurate and current records per department policy.
· Maintains positive physician relationships and appropriate communication.
· Maintains Sterilizing Records.
· Manages assigned workload in a timely manner.
· Promotes and contributes positively to intra and interdepartmental relations.
· Promotes and demonstrates teamwork.
· Provides and maintains a safe physical environment.
· Provides positive, respectful communication to co-workers, physicians, anesthesia personnel, ancillary departments, visitors and patients.
· Recognizes emergency situations and reacts efficiently and appropriately.
· Recognizes potential safety hazards, intervenes for the safety of patients, visitors and personnel.
· Reports patient changes, environmental hazards and other areas of concern to the appropriate discipline.
· Responsible for personal and professional development.
· Seeks and accepts constructive criticism and implements actions designed for self-improvement.
· Shows self-direction by functioning without the need for close supervision.
· Tests gas, steam and Steris sterilizers in accordance with established policies and procedures.
· Utilizes appropriate channels of communication/command when initiating change, reporting information or concerns.
· Works effectively with others.
· Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

· Fluent in speaking, comprehending and writing in the English Language.
· Ability to communicate information accurately and timely
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

· Principles of Asepsis
· Knowledge and skills of processing instruments and endoscopes
· Previous knowledge and operation of sterilizers and instrument and scope processors

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· High School Graduate or GED
· On-the-job training

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

· Graduate of an accredited CST Course
· Previous Sterile Processing experience

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

· BLS

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
· Certified registered Central Service Technician

· CSTKNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

· Fluent in speaking, comprehending and writing in the English Language.
· Ability to communicate information accurately and timely

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

· Principles of Asepsis
· Knowledge and skills of processing instruments and endoscopes
· Previous knowledge and operation of sterilizers and instrument and scope processors

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· High School Graduate or GED
· On-the-job training

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

· Graduate of an accredited CST Course
· Previous Sterile Processing experience

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

· BLS

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
· Certified registered Central Service Technician
· CST

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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