University of Rochester SEIU Materials Processing Spec - 227656 in Rochester, New York
SEIU Materials Processing Spec Job ID 227656Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening
Full Time 40 hours Grade 026 Sterile Processing DeptSchedule
POSITION SUMMARY:Inspects, assembles, packages and sterilizes surgical instrument pans, procedural trays, technical equipment, and surgical case carts for the OR, Ambulatory Care Facilities, Hospital Units and Research Clinics. Operates sterilizers; prepares and dispenses sterile items; inspects and stocks supplies; performs inspection, adjusting, cleaning and general servicing of instruments and equipment supplied by the Materials for Surgical Services department to insure instruments and equipment are operating properly prior to issuing. SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:None. MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:Sterilizers, heat sealers, ultrasonic washer, aerator, utensil washer, cart wash, steris units, hand and power tools, calibration instruments, repair equipment and parts.TYPICAL DUTIES:1. Inspects, assembles, packages and sterilizes surgical instrument pans, procedural trays, technical equipment, and surgical case carts: selects method of packaging and sterilization consulting with Processing Manager as needed, examines surgical instrumentation for cleanliness and proper assembly and function; assembles instrument sets ensuring appropriate number and type of instrument per ESI software program protocols; handles instruments appropriately to ensure sterilization; completes count/supply sheets to document contents of tray; follows established procedures to package/wrap trays/instruments to guarantee sterilization. 2. Operates steam sterilizers in accordance with established procedures; checks time, pressure and temperature gauges frequently to attain and maintain proper levels; loads and unloads sterilizers and places items on shelves for distribution. Performs simple maintenance of sterilizers such as cleaning drain baskets. Assures sterility is achieved by preparing cultures, reviewing test packs processed, interprets the results and completes required documentation. 3. Checks and adjusts medical equipment according to specific procedures to insure instruments and equipment are operating according to specifications prior to issuing. Sends all equipment not meeting specifications to appropriate area for repair. 4. Decontaminates surgical instruments and equipment following established procedures; prevents cross-contamination per established procedures. Sets up decontamination equipment for operation, cleans and disinfects equipment and work area upon completion of shift, and handles infectious waste and linen according to established protocol to ensure continuous workflow and compliance with department, legal, and regulatory standards. 5. Receives and stores supplies from outside vendors and Hospital areas; checks stock as it is received against requisitions; documents stock received and reports discrepancies; assists in maintaining par levels of inventory. Documents and fills orders for surgical supplies for patient care areas; delivers supplies when warranted. Maintains records of equipment inventory use, frequency of servicing and equipment not meeting specifications that are referred for repair. 6. Responsible for quality assurance on all sterile supplies and instruments. Performs daily quality assurance checks on stock levels, sterility dates, and accuracy of procedure carts. Responsible for critical documentation such as biologicals and sterilizer load sheets. QUALIFICATIONS:One year of post-secondary education and 1 year of related materials processing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as a Registered Central Sterile Processing Distribution Technician preferred. Computer experience and knowledge of medical terminology preferred. If hired on or after January 1, 2014, candidate must pass a nationally accredited central service exam for central service technicians; and hold and maintain one of the following credentials administered by a nationally accredited central service technician credentialing organization within eighteen months of hire: certified registered central service technician credential; certified sterile processing and distribution technician credential; or a substantially equivalent credential. In addition, twelve CEU credits must be obtained annually. If hired on or before December 31, 2013, ten CEU credits must be obtained annually.How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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