Cedars-Sinai Sterile Proc Tech I- Night Shift in United States
Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses. In addition, Cedars-Sinai serves the community through its Medical Network, which includes the highly rated Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates.
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Under direct supervision, the Sterile Processing Tech I will be responsible for decontamination and assembly of equipment, instruments and sterilization of supplies. Works closely with user departments for supplies and equipment and maintains established inventory levels of sterile instrumentation/supplies. Inspects and identifies instruments needing repair by following established repair procedures. Shows potential in quality control/assurance. Performs related duties as required.
•Education: High School diploma or GED
•Minimum Experience: May be a new grad/novice with up to one (1) year of Sterile Processing experience including, decontamination, wrapping, sterilization and infection control of basic instrumentation.
•Preferred Licenses/Certification: Valid Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)
•Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
•Use of independent judgment and initiative within established policies and procedures.
•Familiarity and experience in the following areas:
o Technical competency in four (4) basic operational services (General Surgery/GYN/ENT/Plastics)
o Understanding/knowledge of workflow principles and infection control.
o Application of sterilization principles and operation of steam sterilizers.
o Knowledge of surgical instruments.
o Knowledge of patient care equipment and its use.
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 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.