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Sterile Processing Technician

Location: Riverside, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 767826 Date posted: 02/15/2019
Under immediate supervision, decontaminates, cleans packages sterilizes, stores and distributes medical instruments, supplies in accordance with TITTLE 22 requirements and the joint commission standards. Fills request from user areas.

Essential Functions:
- Uphold KP's policies and procedures, principles of responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
- Disassemble and clean or decontaminate medical instruments, supplies and equipment using approved disinfectants, detergent soap, ultrasonic cleaning.
- Assemble, inspect, test, wrap, and date medical instruments, supplies and equipment using such guides as illustrated in manuals or lists, aseptically; notify supervisor of needed repairs.
- Use steam, gas, and plasma sterilizers.
 - Reading and transfer of biological test.
- Fill written, KPDS and telephone requisitions for all processed medical supplies and equipment; issue according to priority of need; deliver equipment and supplies as needed.
- Update equipment inventory by logging in and out equipment.
- Clean and disinfect biomedical and floor equipment.
- Obtain required patient information when issuing equipment.
- Exchange, build, and assemble crash carts for hospital units and medical group clinics.
- Biological testing on Sterrads; make own test ampules; observe sterile technique; maintain sterile field.
- Pick up contaminated supplies and equipment according to aseptic standards and return to sterile processing.
- Establish and maintain courteous cooperative relations with public, patients, and other personnel.
- Examine sterilization date on medical instruments, supplies and equipment and replace items no longer sterile.
- Pull or schedule reviews; analyze and determine preference sheets to be utilized for cases.
- Promote, ensure, and improve customer service to internal/ external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Basic Qualifications:
- Central Service certification & Medical Terminology, preferred.
- Knowledge of surgical instrumentation, basic microbiology, basic anatomy and physiology.
- Basic computer knowledge
- Ability to lift 60 pounds & move in excess of 200 pounds
- Ability to tolerate prolonged standing


- Schedule to include all shifts, rotating weekends, holidays, and floating within the established seniority section. 

Supporting OR for Saturday Cases.
Primary Location: California,Riverside,Riverside Medical Center 10800 Magnolia Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: USWA - Local 7600 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Sterile Processing Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Supporting members and patients as vital members of our care delivery team, our patient care services professionals include our medical assistants, sterile processing technicians, surgical technicians, nursing assistants, and so much more.

There is a deep breadth of clinical support career options that allow medical professionals to deliver quality health care to our patients. These roles are critical, instrumental, and unique, with a variety of career settings (inpatient, outpatient, home care) and departments. Opportunities to develop oneself, grow professionally, and transfer to new roles/locations make these roles especially rewarding.

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