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C.S Tech Certified

Chinese Hospital | San Francisco Bay Area

About This Role

Department

Central Services

Reports to

Director of Peri-Operative Services

Type

Per Diem, Variable shifts

Requisition #

12457

Functions as a member of the health care team providing indirect patient care as a Central Sterile/Central Supply Technician. Responsible to maintain and prepare equipment, supplies, and instruments for Perioperative Services. This position is responsible for indirect patient care in the role of the Central Sterile/ Central Supply Technician, which includes knowledge of basic and accepted principles of operating room asepsis, infection control and universal precautions. This position works with other team members on the Nursing floors to gather, prepare, maintain, sterilize, reassemble, store and restock unit departmental supplies, equipment, and instruments to provide a safe, sterile, and adequately stock patient care unit.

• Performs all decontamination functions for surgical instrumentation and equipment using infection control techniques.
• Prepares items for decontamination by sorting and selecting the correct process (either manual and/or mechanical) to ensure integrity and prevent damage to instruments and patient care equipment.
• Prepares instruments for exposure of all surfaces to the decontamination process, which includes flushing and opening all lumens, disassembling and opening locks, and proper loading of mechanical washers.
• Operates all decontamination washers, washer sterilizers, sonic washers and dryers, and all other manual methods for cleaning.
• Assembles sets with the use of count sheets; replaces missing instrumentation and/or identifies missing instrumentation.
• Wraps, packs and labels all instrument trays and single instrument packs, basins and other items.
• Follows Hospital and Department policies and procedures at all times, including but not limited to: Administrative Manual, Environment of Care, Human Resources, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance, Code of Ethics, etc.
• Attend, actively participate and complete in-services, training classes, mandatory classes, seminars/workshops, staff meetings, exercises and drills; reads all department communication and assigned materials.
• Customer Service – Provides excellent customer service and shows compassion to all patients, visitors and co-workers. Seeks feedback to ensure all needs are met. Anticipates and recognizes the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed.
• Communication ¬– Keeps manager and team informed of progress, problems, development and plans. Gets along and interacts positively with co-workers and others.
• Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.

Required

• Two years’ previous experience working as a Central Sterile/ Central Supply Technician
• CPR certification, renewed annually
• Must demonstrate competence and critical thinking skills while promoting safe working environment
• Promotes the vision and mission of Chinese Hospital in all endeavors

While performing the duties of this job, staff is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and/or listen. He/she uses his/her hands to do computer work, write reports, do equipment set-up/cleaning/storage, clerical support, etc. He/she will be using the phone frequently. Good vision is needed to be able to read schedules, enter accurate data, etc. He/she must have good general health and demonstrate emotional stability so as to carry out the above-enumerated duties.

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Stand, walk, and move 50% of the day.
  • Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment.

Complies with Chinese Hospital Compliance Handbook including Code of Ethics and all statutes, regulations, guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Responsibilities include, following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.

Starting at $34.58 – $42.23 per hour. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.

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