AdventHealth – Fish Memorial – 1055 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763
Sterile Processing Technician - Certified
All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
Benefits & Paid Days Off from Day One
-Whole Person Wellbeing Resources
-Career Growth and Advancement Potential
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Shift: 10:00am-6:30pm, On-call, weekend and holiday rotation
The role you’ll contribute: Responsible for the manual and mechanical decontamination, preparation and sterilization of products, instruments and equipment. Complies with all policies and procedures regarding sterilization, decontamination as it applies to Infection Control, and safety. Participates in routine inspection and monitoring of instrumentation/equipment and assists in the preventative maintenance of Sterile Processing (SPD) equipment. Orders and receives essential supply stock as directed. When assigned in the role of assembling daily case cart surgical supplies the SPD Technician notifies SPD Manager and/or Database Coordinator of needed updates to Surgeon’s preference cards. In the assigned role as SPD supply technician, applicable supply PAR levels are monitored and replenished as directed.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
·Decontaminates all surgical instruments and equipment after surgery.Maintains adequate turnaround of instruments and equipment trays in the event of urgent or emergency needs.
·Selects appropriate disinfectants, detergents, sterilization methods and decontamination devices according to device type and applicable instructions for use.
·Inspects, assembles instrument and equipment trays in a timely manner to assure all necessary instruments are present, according to the count sheets, and notifies manager or Lead technician of any deviations.
·Selects proper packaging and sterilization methods as appropriate to the instrumentation.
·Properly loads and unloads sterilizer to ensure items will be exposed to proper sterilization conditions.
·As directed, Monitors sterilizers in SPD, CVOR and OR according to infection control policies.
·Approves that each sterilization load has reached its completion as to the required time, temperature and pressure for the duration required to reach sterilization.
·Logs the approved printout from each load in the appropriate book per SPD policies and procedures.
·Accurately reads and documents biological results for required loads and notifies Supervisor or Manager of any deviation from the norm.
·Performs testing of sterilization equipment for functionality daily.
·Cleans and wipes down work surfaces daily with proper disinfectants. Restocks work areas as assigned.
·Ensures that a sufficient supply of equipment and items are readily available to meet the needs allowing care and treatment of patients including specialty carts.Prepares case carts for scheduled urgent and emergencies procedures. Responds to stat CVOR and OR requests.Puts sterile instruments in appropriate areas, rotating stock, handling supplies and instruments appropriately.
·Works with SPD Manager in updating Surgeon’s instrument preferences and tray changes/adjustments.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
·High School Diploma or GED equivalent
·Certification in Sterile Processing
Knowledge and Experience Preferred:
·Two years’ experience working in Sterile Processing or Surgical related field preferred.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.