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Sterile Processing Technician I - Grade 310

Location: Santa Rosa, CA Job Number: 914391 Date posted: 11/24/2020

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Under direct/indirect supervision, follows approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedures. Works a majority of time in a Sterile Processing Department cleaning, preparing, assembling, sterilizing, prepare packs, instruments, and trays for the medical center and/or medical office building. In addition, may also process inpatient operating room instruments and does not meet the requirements of a Certified Sterile Processing Tech II. Performs other related duties as necessary.

Essential Functions:

- Adherence to hand washing requirements, work flow patterns, standard precautions, sterility assurance, biological monitoring, dress code

- Validates and maintains: event related protocols, disinfection and/or sterilization load parameters and records, inventory check sheet(s), and equipment monitoring

- Meets regulatory requirements for sterilization, high-level disinfection, biological monitoring, and employee competencies

- Accurately document daily records of all QA and sterilization functions according to regulatory agency and Infection Control standards

- Adheres to Organizational and Departmental policies and procedures

- Participates in New Employee Orientation (NEO), department employee orientation (DEO), meetings, in-services and training, and employee evaluation and competency programs

- Prepares for Sterile Processing Technician Certification

- Wears personal protective equipment

- Inspects, disassembles sorts, cleans, and processes reusable instrumentation and equipment. Selects and operates specialized cleaning equipment

- Follows manufacturer recommendations for proper use of cleaning agents

- Follows device manufactures cleaning guidelines

- Maintains adequate cleaning supplies as designated reprocesses endoscopes

- Identifies, inspects, and assembles, all general and specialty instruments, various power equipment, laser and endoscopes instruments per specifications and manufacturer recommendations

- According to manufacturer guidelines, selects and prepares packaging materials for the sterilization of reusable instrumentation

- Selects appropriate method of sterilization

- Maintains accurate sterilization records

- Properly loads and unloads sterilization cart items

- Verifies that sterilization parameters meet before distribution of load

- Collect, clean, check, distributes, and track patient care equipment

- As designated, order patient care equipment, inventory assigned supply areas for replenishment, rotates supplies, and stocks general and surgical carts

- Report malfunctioning equipment to appropriate department

- Demonstrates awareness of personal and work area safety at all times

- Complies with facility safety policies and procedures, including those for blood borne pathogens and communicable diseases

- Takes prompt corrective actions when hazard identified (reporting or removing, as appropriate)

- Attends required safety training

- Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills

- Actively supports and contributes teamwork in the workplace

- Takes responsibility and is accountable for own professional work ethics

- Demonstrates responsibility in adhering to posted work schedules

- Performs other duties as assigned

- No supervisory responsibilities

Basic Qualifications:

- Minimum six (6) months of Sterile Processing experience preferred

- Completion of Sterile Processing Training course with 200 hours internship/SPD experience preferred

- High School Diploma/GED

- Knowledge of Medical Terminology to understand instrumentation, surgical procedures, and surgical schedule preferred

- Knowledge with all various types of reusable surgical instrumentation, including power equipment and micro surgical instrumentation preferred

- Knowledge of Sterile Processing departmental equipment (i.e., washers, ultrasonic, steam, gas, and chemical sterilizers) preferred

- Knowledge of cleaning patient care equipment (i.e., IV. pumps, feeding pumps, pneumatic pumps, CPM machines, PCA, and hypo/hyperthermia units, etc.) preferred

- Knowledge of sterilization monitoring, record keeping, and quality assurance programs preferred

- Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos

- Ability to write simple correspondence

- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization

- Provided that no qualified candidates apply, will consider training candidates with related medical background

- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment

- Also, refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement

Primary Location: California,Santa Rosa,Santa Rosa Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: On-Call Working Hours Start: On-Call Working Hours End: On-Call Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Entry Level 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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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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