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Sterile Processing- Radnor, PA
Full Time, Day Shift
- The incumbent supports the Operating Room schedule by decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, packaging, and sterilizing surgical instrumentation. The incumbent is a vital member of the PeriOperatvie Services Team and must adhere to all Perioperative standards of practice. He/she must ensure the finished surgical instrument set is assembled appropriately for the scheduled procedure and that all instruments and supplies are dispatched to the correct location. The incumbent is accountable for the facilitation of common goals within the department, independent daily assignment duties, and for project duties as assigned within the department. He/she will also serve as a resource to the team and will be responsible for personal professional development as it relates to the department. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate and precept new staff members in the standards of practice and assist as needed in the prioritization and assignment adherence within the department, and may at times serve as a delegate of the department. In addition, he/she will be responsible for cost control and efficient supply use as well as the administration of the T-DOC instrument tracking system.
- Cleans, decontaminates, inspects ,assembles, packages, and sterilizes surgical instrumentation
- Follows established priority list, edited O.R. schedule, and telephone requests for required instruments.
- Navigates automated instrument tracking system software.
- Produces a minimum of 15 instrumentation sets per day
- Demonstrates basic knowledge of the T-doc system
- Facilitates the identification of common goals within the department, ie prioritizing of work, quality and process of improvement, breech of policy, shared governance.
- Demonstrates cost control by efficient use of supplies
- Administrative responsibility for TDOC System
- Demonstrates knowledge of biological logins with no assistance
- Makes professional use of downtime
- Work on assigned projects
- Seeks knowledge independently
- Inventories, receives and stores instruments and supplies under the direction of the manager
- Works on assigned projects
- Teaching and Preceptorship
- Seeks supervision of performance when appropriate
- Acts as a resource
- Offers feedback in the spirit of helpfulness with respect for peers
- Assist with leveling process as it relates to IP advancement
- Exhibits an openness to change and promotes it in others
- Skilled in sterilize techniques, departmental policy , and procedures and competency to teach others.
- Acts as a preceptor for new employees
- Demonstrates the ability to create and follow a teaching format
- Gives at least 1 in-service to staff each year
- Demonstrates the ability to articulate and document departmental policies and findings
- Promotes a work environment that attracts and retains key talent
- Observes and verbalizes any breaks in techniques
- Utilizes policies and procedures as a resource
- Routinely attends in-service programs
- Adapts to schedule changes and responds professionally
- Demonstrates being a team player, professional attitudes and behaviors
- Takes ownership of tasks and problems when appropriate
- Accepts constructive criticism appropriately
- Knows when to seek help
- Demonstrates professional attitudes and behaviors
- Attends 3 regular conference/courses, completes 12 continuing education units each year
- Active member of a professional organization
- Maintains confidentiality of managerial decisions and discussions
- Communication and Collaboration
- Learns active communication skills
- Demonstrates active communication skills
- Learns to accept constructive criticism appropriately
- Provides relief for staff with concise and accurate reporting
- Recognizes risk taking and promotes it in others
- Proactively shares information and trends
- Demonstrates flexibility in assignment changes
- Learns to carry out daily assignments independently
- Actively assists and employs conflict resolution when necessary
- Accepts responsibility as a delegate of the department
- Conducts quality audits under the direction of a supervisor
- Encourages candid discussion and debate of important issues and problems
- Certified Registered Central Service Technician (Required)
- Certified Healthcare Leader, preferred.
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
- 4+ years of Instrument processing experience
When applying to this position, please upload your current CRCST certification and if applicable, your CHL certification.
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