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Sterile Processing Technician II Certified - Grade 390

Location: Vacaville, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 847516 Date posted: 12/04/2019
Under direct/indirect supervision, follows approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies & procedures. The position is also responsible to train, direct, check, review, assign, organize, coordinate & reports the work performance of one or more other Central Service Technicians or Sterile Processing Technicians. In addition, will process inpatient operating room instruments and will assist in departmental in-services & training. Finally, must hold current CS/SPD Certification w/ the Certification Board for either Sterile Processing & Distribution (CBSPD) or The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management.

Essential Functions:

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

- Documents & maintains daily records of all QA & sterilization functions according to regulatory agency & Infection Control standards

- Participates in department employee orientation (DEO), meetings, in-services&training, & employee evaluation & competency programs, maintains current Sterile Processing Technician Certification, and attends internal & external classes for growth & development

- Wears personal protective equipment

- Inspects, disassembles, sorts, clean, & processes reusable instrumentation & equipment and selects & operates specialized cleaning equipment

- Maintains adequate cleaning supplies and as designated reprocesses Endoscopes

- Trains personnel on personal protective equipment, inspecting, disassembling, sorting, cleaning, & processing reusable instrumentation & equipment, selecting & operating specialized cleaning equipment, following manufacturer recommendations for use of cleaning agents, following device manufactures cleaning guidelines, maintaining adequate cleaning supplies, reprocessing & documenting Endoscopes & general and specialty instruments, various power equipment

- Selects & prepares packaging materials for the sterilization of reusable instrumentation

- Trains personnel to select appropriate method of sterilization, maintain accurate sterilization records, properly load & unload sterilization cart items, verify that sterilization parameters meets before distribution of load

- Collects, cleans, checks, distributes, & tracks patient care equipment

- Orders patient care equipment, inventory assigned supply areas for replenishment, & rotates supplies & stocks general & surgical carts

- Reports all malfunctioning equipment to appropriate department

- Demonstrates awareness of personal & work area safety all times

- Complies w/ all facility safety policies & procedures, including those for blood borne pathogens & communicable diseases

- Takes prompt corrective action when hazard identified (reporting or removing, as appropriate) and attend required safety training

- Effective written & oral communication skills

- Actively supports & contributes teamwork in the workplace

- Rotates through daily work assignments to assist & review the work of other technicians

- Demonstrates responsibility in adhering to posted work schedules

- Assists w/ in-service & training

- May assume interdepartmental liaison responsibilities

- Motivates & provides work direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, terminate, & conduct performance evaluations or discipline

- Performs other duties as assigned

- No supervisory responsibilities

Basic Qualifications:

- Must have a minimum of two (2) years of current Sterile Processing experience

- High School Diploma/GED

- Current CS/SPD Certification w/ either the Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution (CBSPD) or the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management

- Must meet all the requirements of Certified Sterile Processing Technician II

- Must be able to train & report on the work performance of other employees as required

- Must be capable of performing all duties within the area of responsibility

- Ability to check all sterilization monitoring, record keeping & quality assurance practices

- Effective oral & written communication skills w/ co-workers, internal, & external customers

- Must have departmental related computer skills

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

- Ability to write simple correspondence

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

- 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,Vacaville,Vacaville Hospital 1 Quality Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 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: United Healthcare Workers - West 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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