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Certified Sterile Processing Technician

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Snowmass
Posted on: March 15, 2020

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 Discards any outdated patient chargeable supplies on a monthly basis.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# expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient#s safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly.# He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance.# The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital#s guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders.# He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled.#He/she#demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others.##The employee#s word can be trusted.##Behavior is#consistent with these AVH Core Values EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS High school diploma preferred Sterile Processing experience preferred Some computer experience preferred # LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS Central Processing certification within eighteen (18) months of hire. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS# Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail Relatively high degree of analytical abilities Strong interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices May be exposed to stressful situations PHYSICAL DEMANDS # On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.# ########################################################################## - Percent of Time- Stand:####################################################################### 40% Walk:######################################################################## 30% Sit:############################################################################ 30% Talk or hear:############################################################# 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel:######################## 100% Push or pull:############################################################# 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:################################## 10% Reach with hands and arms:##################################### 10% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. ####################################################################################### - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 25 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 50 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 100 pounds:####################################################### no### More than 100 pounds:# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # no# # This job has vision requirements as follows:############# - Yes/No - Clear close vision:###################################################### yes# Clear distance vision:################################################## yes# Depth perception:####################################################### yes# Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge ## distances and spatial relationships:# # # # # # # # # # # # # yes# Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into ## sharp focus:# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # yes WORK ENVIRONMENT # Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: ######################################################################################### -Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather):######################### no### Work near moving mechanical parts:########################## yes## Fumes or airborne particles:####################################### yes### Toxic or caustic chemicals:######################################### yes### Outdoor weather conditions:######################################## no### Extreme cold (non-weather):######################################## no### Extreme heat (non-weather):######################################## no### Risk of electrical shock:############################################## yes### Work with explosives:################################################# no### Risk of radiation:######################################################## yes### Vibration:##################################################################### no### # Hearing ability required for work environment is:### - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment:########################## yes## Ability to hear patient call:########################################## yes## Ability to hear instructions clearly:############################# yes## # ################################################################################## - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is:########### med## # Repetitive Motion Actions############################# - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control:################################### 00%### Repetitive use of hands:############################################ 50%## Grasping - simple/light:############################################ 80%## Grasping - firm/heavy:############################################# 15%## Fine dexterity:########################################################### 50%# #

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' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else.

Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas

Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders

Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers

Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

--- High school diploma preferred
--- Sterile Processing experience preferred
--- Some computer experience preferred

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS

--- Central Processing certification within eighteen (18) months of hire.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

--- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
--- Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
--- Strong interpersonal skills required
--- Ability to work independently

LANGUAGE SKILLS

--- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English

WORKING CONDITIONS

--- Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature
--- May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities
--- May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices
--- May be exposed to stressful situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.

- Percent of Time-

Stand: 40%

Walk: 30%

Sit: 30%

Talk or hear: 99%

Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100%

Push or pull: 10%

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 10%

Reach with hands and arms: 10%

This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted.

- Yes/ No -

Up to 10 pounds: yes

Up to 25 pounds: yes

Up to 50 pounds: yes

Up to 100 pounds: no

More than 100 pounds: no

This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No-

Clear close vision: yes

Clear distance vision: yes

Depth perception: yes

Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge

distances and spatial relationships: yes

Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into

sharp focus: yes

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions:

-Yes/No -

Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no

Work near moving mechanical parts: yes

Fumes or airborne particles: yes

Toxic or caustic chemicals: yes

Outdoor weather conditions: no

Extreme cold (non-weather): no

Extreme heat (non-weather): no

Risk of electrical shock: yes

Work with explosives: no

Risk of radiation: yes

Vibration: no

Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No -

Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes

Ability to hear patient call: yes

Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes

- Hi/Med/Lo -

The typical noise level for the work environment is: med

Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time -

Repetitive use of foot control: 00%

Repetitive use of hands: 50%

Grasping - simple/light: 80%

Grasping - firm/heavy: 15%

Fine dexterity: 50%

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