To decontaminate, package, and sterilize reusable hospital surgical instrumentation, rigid scopes and equipment as per established hospital and departmental guidelines.
Decontamination of Instruments, Rigid Scopes and Equipment: Follow Departmental, manufacturer, and regulatory guidelines while performing assigned duties in the decontamination area. Complies with Hospital Infection Control practices:
Check decontamination equipment for proper function. Operate equipment according to Departmental and manufacturer guidelines.
Inspect and prepare surgical instruments for cleaning and decontamination.
Decontaminate surgical instruments, rigid scopes and equipment.
Receive, tag, and process non bar-coded instruments from clinical areas and patient floors
Clean and disinfects patient care equipment
Assembly and Packaging: Fellow Departmental and manufacturer guidelines in the assembly and preparation of surgical instruments:
Assemble all basic instrument sets.
Assemble all complex/specialty sets (This task should be performed by CPD Technician II only after proper training has been provided).
Demonstrate a working knowledge in the assembly and preparation of instrument sets for the appropriate method of sterilization.
Sterile Storage, Distribution and Case Cart Assembly: Assemble case carts and distribute items in accordance with Departmental policy and procedures:
Utilize the instrument management system to accurately document the distribution of trays and individual instruments during the case cart assembly and distribution process.
Assemble case carts in sequence of the surgical schedule in accordance with Pick List.
Place items in case carts to ensure easy access, visible label and to support good ergonomics.
Central Processing Certification
High school or G.E.D.
2+ years of relevant experience (preferred)
Ability to read, write and understand basic instructions
Some heavy lifting
Some heavy pulling & pushing
Standing for long periods of time
Working with hazardous chemicals
Working in area with high temperatures
Hours: 3:00pm - 11pm with weekend and holiday rotation
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