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Sterile Processing Technician (Experienced) - Jewett Orthopedic Institute - Downtown Orlando Complex

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Description

  • The Experienced Sterile Processing Technician ll demonstrates, through clinical practice, knowledge and a clear understanding of the entire sterilization process, from cleaning and decontamination through packaging, sterilization and distribution.


Requirements

  • Education/Training:
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Licensure/Certification:
  • Within first year of employment the Sterile Processing Technician must:
  • Successfully complete the Orlando Health SPD Core Course.
  • Maintain 12 continuing education points per year.
  • Become nationally certified through either:
  • Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA); or
  • The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
  • Experience:
  • One (1) year of experience in sterile processing required.

Area of Responsibilities

Healthcare

Responsibilities

  • Has high professional and ethical standards that are employed in making critical decisions in every aspect of the sterilization process.
  • Uses knowledge of microbiology and infection control in determining the best method of processing ever changing, highly technical patient care instrumentation and equipment.
  • Has advanced knowledge of the function of surgical instrumentation during the course of patient care in the operating room suite in at least one surgical specialty.
  • Proficient in the decontamination of surgical instrumentation as well as a wide variety of patient equipment.
  • Responsible for the sterilization of all instrumentation, equipment and supplies that are requested from customer departments.
  • Responsible for daily record keeping and chemical, mechanical, & biological monitoring relative to sterilization processes.
  • Participates in the preceptor-ship and orientation of new team members.
  • Consults with and works directly with the SPD Supervisor, and/or the SPD Operations Specialist, regarding unit activities.
  • Works as the patient’s advocate regarding the most correct and safest form of sterilization for all patient use instrumentation and equipment.
  • Assures that through specific infection control procedures a safe environment is maintained.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
  • Participates in all unit quality control activities. He or she must demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of their role to patient care.
  • Responsible for helping to maintain a safe environment for fellow team members as well as patients.
  • Completes special projects, without supervision, as assigned by departmental leadership

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Orlando