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Sterile Processing Technician I - Grade 310

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Under direct/indirect supervision, follows approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedures. Works a majority of time in a Sterile Processing Department cleaning, preparing, assembling, sterilizing, prepare packs, instruments, and trays for the medical center and/or medical office building. In addition, may also process inpatient operating room instruments and does not meet the requirements of a Certified Sterile Processing Tech II. Performs other related duties as necessary.

Essential Functions:

  • Adherence to hand washing requirements, work flow patterns, standard precautions, sterility assurance, biological monitoring, dress code
  • Validates and maintains: event related protocols, disinfection and/or sterilization load parameters and records, inventory check sheet(s), and equipment monitoring
  • Meets regulatory requirements for sterilization, high-level disinfection, biological monitoring, and employee competencies
  • Accurately document daily records of all QA and sterilization functions according to regulatory agency and Infection Control standards
  • Adheres to Organizational and Departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in New Employee Orientation (NEO), department employee orientation (DEO), meetings, in-services and training, and employee evaluation and competency programs
  • Prepares for Sterile Processing Technician Certification
  • Wears personal protective equipment
  • Inspects, disassembles sorts, cleans, and processes reusable instrumentation and equipment. Selects and operates specialized cleaning equipment
  • Follows manufacturer recommendations for proper use of cleaning agents
  • Follows device manufactures cleaning guidelines
  • Maintains adequate cleaning supplies as designated reprocesses endoscopes
  • Identifies, inspects, and assembles, all general and specialty instruments, various power equipment, laser and endoscopes instruments per specifications and manufacturer recommendations
  • According to manufacturer guidelines, selects and prepares packaging materials for the sterilization of reusable instrumentation
  • Selects appropriate method of sterilization
  • Maintains accurate sterilization records
  • Properly loads and unloads sterilization cart items
  • Verifies that sterilization parameters meet before distribution of load
  • Collect, clean, check, distributes, and track patient care equipment
  • As designated, order patient care equipment, inventory assigned supply areas for replenishment, rotates supplies, and stocks general and surgical carts
  • Report malfunctioning equipment to appropriate department
  • Demonstrates awareness of personal and work area safety at all times
  • Complies with facility safety policies and procedures, including those for blood borne pathogens and communicable diseases
  • Takes prompt corrective actions when hazard identified (reporting or removing, as appropriate)
  • Attends required safety training
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills
  • Actively supports and contributes teamwork in the workplace
  • Takes responsibility and is accountable for own professional work ethics
  • Demonstrates responsibility in adhering to posted work schedules
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • No supervisory responsibilities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum six (6) months of Sterile Processing experience preferred
  • Completion of Sterile Processing Training course with 200 hours internship/SPD experience preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology to understand instrumentation, surgical procedures, and surgical schedule preferred
  • Knowledge with all various types of reusable surgical instrumentation, including power equipment and micro surgical instrumentation preferred
  • Knowledge of Sterile Processing departmental equipment (i.e., washers, ultrasonic, steam, gas, and chemical sterilizers) preferred
  • Knowledge of cleaning patient care equipment (i.e., IV. pumps, feeding pumps, pneumatic pumps, CPM machines, PCA, and hypo/hyperthermia units, etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge of sterilization monitoring, record keeping, and quality assurance programs preferred
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization
  • Provided that no qualified candidates apply, will consider training candidates with related medical background
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment
  • Also, refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement

Primary Location: California,Santa Rosa,Santa Rosa Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Working Hours Start: On-Call Working Hours End: On-Call Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Entry Level Department: Sterile Processing Travel: No

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