The Sterile Processing Assistant is an entry level position with an opportunity for advancement to Certified Central Service Technician. The employee must successfully complete the AdventHealth SPD Technician orientation process which includes a variety of competency check-off’s and sit for Central Service Tech Certification from IAHCSMM or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) to qualify for advancement.
Rotates assignments among various areas within the department functions including but not limited to: decontamination, surgical and other tray assembly sterilization processes, and management of supplies and equipment.
Cleans and disinfects reusable medical equipment as per the manufacture’s instructions for use
Communicates effectively with all hospital departments and with others within the department. Uses the chain of command as necessary to resolve issues.
Develops a knowledge base by attending in-services and actively participating in orientation program.
Unpacks and stores equipment and supplies used in the Sterile Processing departments.
Transports clean and sterile equipment to different departments in the facility.
Stocks work stations
Helps maintain the cleanliness of the department.
At the completion of competency-based training the Sterile Processing Assistant may reprocess instrumentation in the decontamination, assembly and sterilization area under the direct supervision of a Supervisor, Educator or advanced Sterile Processing Technician.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, speaking and comprehending English effectively in order to carry out job requirements.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Ability to understand the needs of the customer and respond to them in a pro-active, courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
Flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
Ability to work under stress and deadlines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
High school diploma or equivalent
One year of experience in an acute care hospital setting
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
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