Cedars-Sinai Sterile Processing Tech I in Los Angeles, California
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What you will be doing in this role:
Under direct supervision, the Sterile Processing Technician I is responsible for decontamination and assembly of equipment, instruments and sterilization of supplies. Works closely with user departments for supplies and equipment. Maintains established inventory levels of sterile instrumentation/supplies. Inspects and identifies instruments needing repair by following established repair procedures. Demonstrates dedication to outstanding quality control/assurance.
Performs Sterile Processing functions and assorted support duties in decontamination and clean assembly areas in a safe and technical manner consistent with department and CSHS policies and procedures.
Inspects and assembles instrument trays, using content lists and Manufactures Instruction for Use (IFU) document as a guide and readiness for sterilization.
Sterilizes hospital instruments, utensils, linen and supplies using high temperature, low temperature and high level disinfection according to established procedures and following regulatory requirements. Dispenses requested sterile and clean supplies/equipment. Assigns priority to emergency requests and issues. Discusses challenges and issues with Sterile Processing Technicians II and III or Supervisor.
Disassembles and cleans instrumentation and equipment. Reassembles instrumentation and tests for proper functioning. Tags any instrumentation needing repair for the Sterile Processing Instrument Coordinator, Repair Technicians or Clinical Engineering. Wears personal protective gear when washing and disinfecting equipment and instruments.
Delivers missing instruments. Pickups or replaces malfunctioning or damaged instruments as needed from applicable OR units. Calls out issues to a Sterile Processing Tech III, Supervisor or other designee.
Submits incomplete instrument list if replacement instruments are needed, missing from tray or damaged. Utilizes computerized instrument tracking and manufacture’s IFU’s. Containerizes or wraps all trays using proper protocols and procedures.
Maintains assigned work area in a clean and organized condition to maintain required standards for handling sterilized and clean materials. Maintains a safe work environment.
High School diploma or GED required.
Valid Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) preferred.
What else are you seeking?
Up to 1 year in Sterile Processing or Surgical Technologist experience including decontamination, wrapping, sterilization and infection control of basic instrumentation.
Excellent spoken and written and English communication skills, including using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Use of independent judgment and initiative within established policies and procedures.
Technical competency in four (4) basic operational services (General Surgery/GYN/ENT/Plastics)
Understanding/knowledge of workflow principles and infection control.
Application of sterilization principles and operation of steam sterilizers.
Knowledge of surgical instruments.
Knowledge of patient care equipment and its use.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounter in successfully performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Able to stand or walk 75% of the time and push, pull or lift up to 50 lbs.
Exercises care in lifting and handling equipment and surgical instrument trays.
Why work here?
Beyond outstanding benefits, competitive salaries and health and dental insurance We take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our talented staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.
Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
•The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
•Able to stand or walk 75% of the time and push, pull, or lift up to 50 pounds.
Exercises care in lifting and handling equipment and surgical instrument trays
Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.