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Sterile Processing Tech I

Company: advocate aurora health
Location: Barrington
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:Decontamination of Instruments and Specialty Trays.Performance of Steam SterilizationPerformance of inventory/storage/distribution functionsPerformance of Plasma and Ethylene Oxide Sterilization/AerationValidation of Equipment TestedPerformance of Assembly/Packing/WrappingMaintenance of Effective Functions in the DepartmentEducation/Experience Required:High School diploma, or equivalent. Completed a sterile process class or a crendential surgical tech program -Previous experience in handling medical equipment and medical supplies preferred. -Able to print Surgery Schedule and Surgeon Preference lists independently.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:Speaks clearly, write legibly, and ability to pronounce medical supply and equipment names. -Ability to follow directions from Coordinator or Manager.Willingness to enroll in Central Service Technician class -Central Service Technician Certified within 18 months of hire.Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions:Eythlene oxide exposure. -Ability to perform heavy lifting (approximately 30-40 Lbs.). -Long periods of standing and walking. -Little to no sitting while working. -Frequent contact with blood and body fluids. -TB testing yearly. -Hepatitis testing at hire. -Yearly blood testing for ETO exposure. -Ability to rotate to any shift; work weekends and holidays to facilitate adequate operation of department. -Ability to respond quickly to emergency situation with full motor function. -Strength and dexterity to handle sterilization equipment and supplies. Ability to physically respond to fire, trauma disaster and ETO codes. - Ability to handle high stress and to critically think and to follow through in emergency situations.Addendum: NOTE: An employee is required to to be registered with 2 years experience or completion of a college level certification class as condition of employment. Employee must be certified within 18 months of hire NOTE: Technicians are required to complete competency examination. Questions are based on departmental policy/procedure specific to plasma and ethylene oxide sterilization/aeration. This requirement must be met eight months after start date.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Keywords: advocate aurora health, Waukegan , Sterile Processing Tech I, Other , Barrington, Illinois

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