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Certified Sterile Processing Technician

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Snowmass
Posted on: January 16, 2020

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Job Description: Offer great compensation#and competitive benefits package. The Certified Sterile Processing Technician cleans, disinfects and sterilizes all instruments and equipment for surgical procedures and patient care. The Certified SPD Technician performs all daily biological and sterile supply testing and maintains logs for each. The Certified Sterile Processing Technician functions throughout facility to organize and direct equipment needs to units.# The Certified SPD Technician assists clinical patient operations as needed with endoscopy procedures and clinics. The Certified SPD Technician Stocks and orders supplies for units as directed. The SPD tech will be responsible for understanding and being fully involved in completion of competencies based on AVH policies, AORN, AAMI, IAHCMM and SGNA standards that are used as guidelines for SPD Practices. The Certified SPD Technician will be an active member of the entire department, with the ability to help in roles outside of surgically specific job duties if needed. The Certified SPD Technician will work collaboratively with others within the department to ensure an efficient, professional and respectful environment. The Certified SPD Technician will work with other departments as well, in regards to patient safety and communication.# ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes equipment and sterile supplies according to hospital policy and central processing standards. Correctly operates steam sterilizers, Steris, ultrasonic cleaner, scope processors and washer/sterilizer.# Daily correctly wraps and labels sterile supplies per procedure. Discards any outdated patient chargeable supplies on a monthly basis. Restocks exchange carts for clinical units as directed, utilizing stock lists. Cleans, stores and delivers equipment as needed to clinical units. Communicates with staff, supervisor and Biomed regarding equipment availability and repair needs. Sterilizes and prepares equipment for satellite facilities and or physicians offices as directed by supervisor. Monitors Quality Assurance indicators as defined by supervisor. Daily maintains all Proof of Sterility logs for the steam sterilizer and Evotech per departmental procedure. # Documents biological log for steam sterilizer per departmental procedure on a daily basis. Assess all loads for indicators of successful sterilization cycle. Strive to achieve certification within six months of hire date. SERVICE EXCELLENCE/CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. PATIENT SAFETY # CONFIDENTIALITY Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES # RESPONSIBILITIES / DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS # Assists clinical staff during scheduled endoscopy procedure days and outpatient clinic days to promote efficient case turnover and equipment preparation. # Fully stocks all clinical units on a daily basis by collaborating with materials department staff and unit staff. # Performs general clerical duties for department. The Certified SPD Technician will be responsible for working on Policies and Procedures, Preference Cards and other needed projects as assigned by the Lead SPD Tech, Director or Perioperative Charge Nurse for the department when not engaged in cases. The Certified SPD Technician will responsibly document Charges in both the EMR as well as when Pulling /Taking supplies for cases through Pyxis. The Certified SPD Technician will show competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that are performed within the Perioperative Services Department. The Certified SPD Technician will show competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that are performed within the Perioperative Services Department. The Certified SPD Technician will be dressed in AVH Scrubs at the assigned start of the shift, ready to perform their job duties. The Certified SPD Technician will communicate clearly with the Lead SPD Tech, Charge Nurse, Director and other staff in regards to plans for procedures, patient flow and personal needs. Will actively participate and complete weekly competencies assigned by the Lead SPD tech. LEADERSHIP Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Demonstrates willingness to assist with ambulation of elderly patients upon the request of nursing staff.# States understanding of fall risk related to ambulation and risk factors of age over 65 years. Able to state his/her duties during a code pink drill. CORE VALUES Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients# expectat

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