STERILE PROCESSING TECH LEAD- M-F 11AM-7:30PMJob ID 173477 Date Posted 01/13/2022
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs
A Central Sterile Processing Technician, Certified is responsible for cleaning, decontamination, assembly, and high-level disinfection of all reusable medical instrumentation. Maintains high standards consistency and continuous product flow between the OR and SterileProcessing. Responsible for maintaining adequate supply levels in sterile storage area, rotating stock as appropriate pulling case carts for the daily surgical schedule.
Cleans, decontaminates, assembles, and disinfects scope trays and equipment following established tray lists and manufactures recommendations. Maintains communication with customers and departments regarding requests and delivery of sterile supplies. Promotes best practice by demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care. Performs assigned duties to maintain unit in a state of survey readiness and maintain quality initiatives. For example quality control measures, emergency equipment checks, and department cleanliness. Uses the computerized instrument tracking system in the performance of assigned duties, obtaining instrument count sheets, obtaining special handling instructions for instrumentation documenting sterilization loads, and other assigned tasks. Adheres to unit programs to support patient care such as maintaining aquiet environment and customer service. Efficient and punctual distribution of case carts, equipment, and stat supplies to the OR and Maintain sterility and or cleanliness according to hospital protocol. Maintain accurate log for equipment out for repair. Tests operational efficiency of Instrumentation prior to reprocessing and reports problems to appropriate leadership. Maintains a clean and orderly central processing area (e.g. shelves, counters, equipment) May assist with teaching of new hires and work as resource person for other staff as well as other units in hospital. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described here in.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
High School Diploma or Equivalent Employees hired into this job code before 2/18/19 are not required to have high school diploma or equivalent
2 years as a Sterile Processing Technician required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Certification required as CSPDT (CBSPD) or CRCST (IAHCSMM). Additional certification preferred in at least one of the areas below: Sterile Processing Management - C.S.P.M or Healthcare Leadership - CHL Sterile Processing Department Technician - C.S.P.D.T or Registered Central Service Technician - CRCST Certified Surgical Instrument Specialist- C.S.I.S or Instrument Specialist - CIS Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (GI Scope) - C.F.E.R or Endoscope Reprocessor - CER
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"Nourishing our community and building a healthy community is part of our vision as an organization and that is absolutely supported in our day-to-day."Lisa, Assistant Director of Nutritional Services
"Duke Raleigh Hospital is a really tight-knit work family. We check on each other when we’re not here, we do things outside of work. It’s an extension of my family."Ashley, Respiratory Therapist
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