Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Flexible Hours and/or Flexible Schedule Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period:
Shift Time: Location: Medical Center, US:FL:Lakeland
Summary: Properly prepares, processes, distributes supplies, instruments, trays, and/or equipment to the Operating Room, Patient Care, and specific procedural departments. Prepares, inspects and assembles trays and equipment in a timely manner and according to written procedures and infection control guidelines. The Sterile Processing Technician performs other duties as assigned. Identifies and facilitates opportunities for improvement in the areas of quality care and services, stewardship, employee satisfaction, communication, accountability and customer satisfaction.
Detailed responsibilities: * People At The Heart Of All We Do - Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration. - Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care. - Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created. * Safety And Performance Improvement - Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety. - Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work. - Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work. * Stewardship - Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities. - Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures. * Standard Work Duties: Sterile Processing Technician - Oversees the orientation of new employees, assesses the ongoing competence of all employees and conducts performance appraisals. - Coaches employees and focuses on ongoing staff development. - Serves as an integral member of the work team, demonstrating technical/professional competence in the job role as stated in the following: - Correctly processes instruments, trays, and equipment according to policies and standards. Disassembles, cleans, and disinfects contaminated instruments and accurately reassembles according to product guidelines, policies and standards. - Properly prepares, inspects and assembles trays and equipment in a timely manner and according to written procedures and infection control guidelines. - Correctly sterilizes instruments and trays. Operates and monitors sterilizers, ETO machines system I, washer/disinfectors, and heat sealers according to departmental polices and manufacturers guidelines. - Reviews daily OR schedule for Laparoscopic cases and accurately pulls and sterilizes trays to meet the daily case needs. - Consistent in documentation of all activities. Complete trays with instrument list. Documents sterilization activity according to policy. Checks and documents biological testing according to policy. - Maintains a safe environment for co-workers and customers. Demonstrates adherence to safety standards, blood and body fluid precautions and hand washing. Uses standard precautions and PPE 100% of the time. - Consistently acts as an instrument resource person for the Operating Room and specific procedural departments.
Qualifications & Experience
Education: Essential: * High School or Equivalent
Other information: Certifications Essential: none Certifications Preferred: CBSPD Experience Essential: Three to five years of experience in professional/technical role or other work appropriate to the team. Experience Preferred: One to two years of Sterile Processing Department experience. Previous supervisory experience.
Internal Number: 6120
About Lakeland Regional Health
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