UnityPoint Health

Sterile Processing Technician

Requisition ID
2022-107877
Category
Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Logistics
Location
US-IL-Moline
Address
500 John Deere Rd
Affiliate
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
City
Moline
Department
Sterile Processing- MO
State
IL
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
3p - 1130p
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Sterile Processing Manager, responsible for decontamination, disinfection, inspection, assembly, sterilization, and distribution of reusable patient care medical devices, supplies, instruments and equipment for the Operating Room and ancillary departments throughout the hospital. Maintains all sterilization equipment and documentation in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for use, AAMI, AORN, and JACO.

 

 

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org

Responsibilities

Decontamination

·       Ensure safe handling, compliance with all regulatory protocols throughout the decontam process according to manufactures instructions for use, policy, and procedures

·       Ensures proper use of personal protective equipment while handling and disposing of hazardous materials and sharp objects according to policy and procedures

·       Ensure vendor compliance for delivery and managing of equipment/instrumentation

·       Performs and documents efficacy of equipment and chemicals in accordance to manufactures instructions for use

·       Accountable for identifying manual and/or mechanical cleaning, proper positioning, sorting, disassembling

·       Ability to visually insect for bioburden removal

·       Ability to scan instruments to capture trays placement within the sterile processing stages

·       Accountable for properly loading instruments and selecting appropriate cycles

·       Accountable for precise dilution requirements for all chemicals, including monitoring temperature and time values

40%

Prep and Pack/Assembly

·       Accountable for unloading instruments from washer disinfector adhering to proper work-flow patterns, displaying extreme caution to hot surfaces and sharp safety while displaying proper body mechanics

·       Ability to scan instruments to capture trays placement within the sterile processing stages

·       Ability to assign instrument trays rendering accountability throughout the sterile processing stages

·       Accountable for preventative maintenance, functionality, cleanliness, quantity, and containment on all reusable medical devices, supplies, and instruments in accordance to manufactures instructions for use, AAMI, AORN, JACO

·       Accountable for identifying correct contents for tray make-up, proper placement, organization, and identifying correct chemical integrator

·       Accountable for proper containment of completed tray (e.g., wrap, peel pack, rigid container)

·       Accountable for proper sterilization method and placement of completed tray

·       Ability to operate several pieces of equipment (e.g., heat sealers, insulations, leak, conductivity testers, and AER)

40%

Sterilization/Distribution

·       Performs and documents on efficacy and validation of all equipment in accordance with manufacture’s IFU, AAMI, AORN, and JACO

·       Performs simple maintenance on equipment by cleaning filters, drains, autoclave chambers, workstations

·       OSHA standards using different agents, which includes steam, hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, phosphoric acid, enzymatic detergent, alcohol

·       Ability to choose proper sterilization methods, steam, hydrogen peroxide, or HLD

·       Ability to choose proper placement, tracking, labeling, biological use, efficacy testing, sterilization cycle, and documenting all load contents

·       Ability to ensure cycle completion by way of parameter verification to temperature, time, pulses, pressure, and exposure

·       Upon sterilization completion transport instruments to defined storage locations adhering to strict body mechanics and proper handling of sterile product

 

10%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·       Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·       Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·       Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·       Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·       Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·       Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

 

10%

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·       Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·       Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·       Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 

 

·       Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·       Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·       Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·       Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·       Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·       Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·       Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·       Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·       Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·       Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

High school graduate or equivalent

 

Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

Prior experience preferred

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Certified Register Central Service Technician (CRCST)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

Write, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity

Microsoft office-basic computer skill.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions

 

Other:

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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