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CENTRAL STERILE TECHNICIAN

Company: Forrest General Hospital
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Central Sterile Technician performs under the direct supervision of the Central Sterile Manager. Moderate clerical skills will be utilized on a daily basis. Additionally, the tech is responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing all instruments and equipment that comes through the Central Sterile department. Based on hospital demands the tech may be required to float to other areas of Surgical Services or to flex off to relieve the hospital of staffing strains.The technician performs specific functions in processing, sterilizing, and issuing supplies that are used in the patient's care by surgery, maternity services, outpatient facility, and other departments. She/he is supervised by the Central Sterile Processing Manager who reports directly to the Director of Surgical Services.Performance Expectations:Performance expectations will be covered in the orientation phase.Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.Provides for exceptional patient and coworker experiences by following our standards of practice of always using positive language (Heart-Head-Heart ---).Demonstrates independence and exercises sound judgment in interactions with cohorts, vendors, physicians and the interprofessional care team.Promotes a positive work environment with the Central Sterile Team.Collaborates with all members of the Central Sterile Team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent information in a comprehensive manner.Exhibits open and professional communication.Role models fair and consistent leadership skills for effective team dynamics.Performs all the duties of required of an Central Sterile Team member.Must work in all areas of Central Sterile Processing, i.e.; decontamination, pack and prep, wrapping, sterilization, replacing of sets to BIN locations. Following orientation competently utilizes all methods of sterilization and record keeping available in Central Sterile.Maintains all HealthStream assignment prior to deadlinesParticipates in all competencies planned for the job role prior to deadline. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to appropriately communicate and interact with the patients, families, and visitors of all age groups while being sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs.Demonstrates ability to function in decontamination using manual, ultrasonic, cart washer, and washer decontamination equipmentDemonstrates ability to place recyclable items in collection bins properlyDemonstrates ability to use microsystem to record work tasksDemonstrates ability to assemble simple to complex sets within expected time frameDemonstrates ability to query microsystem or One Source when question arisesDemonstrates ability to print labels appropriately from MicrosystemsDemonstrates ability to choose wrappers and wrap sets manuallyDemonstrates ability to appropriately assemble container systems for setsDemonstrates ability to use all methods of sterilization found in Central Sterile, i.e.; steam sterilizers, and V-Pro MAXDemonstrates ability to scan and record all loads correctlyDemonstrates knowledge of set cooling timeStores sets to BIN locations accuratelyDispenses sets to ancillary departments accuratelyDemonstrates ability to restock OR replacement rack Demonstrates ability to peel-pack items correctlyAdhere to the OR Attire and Attendance PolicySets a positive example to all staff in daily activities.Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the department.Champions the development and growth of safety culture.Demonstrates organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills. Participates in all competencies planned for the job role prior to deadlines.Complies with the Surgical Services / Central Sterile policy.Follows the policies in the Employee Handbook. The spreading of rumors and gossip creates unnecessary turmoil, weakens working relationships, and is contrary to the spirit of the hospital and is prohibited. Uses "We Care" philosophy daily and communicates using Heart-Head-Heart --- communication.Works assigned shift and responds when called upon for additional or emergency services.This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other job duties as assigned.Qualifications:Education/Skills:High school diploma or equivalent required.Work Experience:Central Sterile Processing Experience preferred. Certification/Licensure:Required PreferredTimeframe X Within 90 days of employmentBasic Life SupportMental Demands:Ability to perform as a team member, cooperate with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, set priorities, and function under stress.

Keywords: Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg , CENTRAL STERILE TECHNICIAN, Professions , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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