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Instrument Tech I

Company: St Johns Regional Medical Center
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Overview\nSt. John's Regional Medical Center located in Oxnard California is a recognized as a Top 250 Hospital in the Nation and as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades. St. John's Regional is a part of Dignity Health's Southern California Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at www.dignityhealth.org/StJohnsRegional.\n \nInstrument Tech I - Central Sterilization\n*St. John's Regional Medical Center*\n \nWe are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Instrument Tech I to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supports and promotes the provision of quality patient care by cleaning, processing and sterilization of instruments and surgical trays. SPD was established to centralize the decontamination, sterilization, assembly, distribution and control of sterile items, non-sterile items and equipment used in all areas of the hospital. By centralizing these activities, it is possible to provide more effective and efficient service. The overall objective of SPD is to have the right item, at the right place, at the right time, in the right condition.\n\nResponsibilities\n\n* Demonstrates proper procedures for cleaning, packaging, labeling, processing and storing of clean and sterile supplies\n* Sorts and assembles surgical instruments following lists and arranges items in appropriate instrument trays. \n* Separates delicate and basic instruments, electrical cords, cables, and processes according to established procedures. \n* Sorts and identifies special instruments for processing, e.g. power equipment, scopes, etc.\n* Inspects each instrument for cleanliness, alignment and function. \n* Checks for missing parts and straightens malleable instruments. Reports malfunctioning, missing and broken instrumentation to appropriate personnel.\n* Cleans and maintains equipment essential to assuring effective sterilization: Ultrasonic machine, washer decontaminators, steam, Sterrad and Ethylene Oxide sterilizers.\n* Demonstrates proper procedure for operating the steam, Sterrad and Ethylene Oxide sterilizers, washer decontaminators, and ultrasonic cleaner. Uses proper loading/unloading procedures.\n* Upon completion of sterilization, stores product in SPD sterile area and returns processed instrumentation, instrument trays, and equipment to appropriate locations.\n* Performs routine quality assurance testing procedures for sterilization and maintains related biological records in the department.\n* Replenishes depleted supplies in SPD.\n* Deliver clean/sterile supplies, surgical trays.\n\nQualifications\n\n* High School education or Equivalent required.\n* Expectation of employee completing a Central Supply and Sterile Processing Certification within one year of hire. \nPreferred:\n\n* Six to twelve months of related experience desired. \nSpecial Skills:\n\n* To read write and follow written and oral instruction. \n* To communicate effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. \n* To acquire and practice thorough knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique when carrying out various functions in the Sterile Processing Department. \n* To participate in on-going inservices training and on the job training. \n* To follow exact procedures for every assignment. \n* To perform arithmetic computations in determining the amount of supplies needed issued and returned. \n* To work independently without close supervision. \n* Friendly courteous cooperative team oriented proactive attitude problem solving skills and detailed accuracy are required.\nThis position is represented by SEIU-UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.\n \n\nPay Range\n$21.28 - $26.76 /hour

Keywords: St Johns Regional Medical Center, Oxnard , Instrument Tech I, Other , Oxnard, California

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