SpecialtyCare sterile processing teams play a vital role in the health and well-being of our patients. By tracking and sterilizing vital surgical instruments, we reduce the risk of infection, lost instruments, incomplete trays, and surgeon frustration. Our certified technicians provide the expertise, quality control, and strict regulatory compliance to keep the operating room running smoothly. Our SPM supervisors and managers are also instrumental in overseeing operations, conducting in-service training, and working with hospital administrators and staff to find and implement efficiencies that provide on-time service delivery, reduce costs, and ensure patient safety.
Job Summary As a Sterile Processing Technician with SpecialtyCare you are responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following infection control practices. It is your responsibility to ensure client satisfaction while also adhering to the highest quality and compliance standards. Assure that the standards of operation of the department comply with the standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the state Department of Health, Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.
Sterilize instruments, equipment, linen and supplies using various types of autoclaves. Load autoclaves in prescribed manner and set controls to specified time and temperature according to the type of items being sterilized. Complete appropriate documentation records prior to sterilization and after sterilization is completed. Assemble all instrument procedure trays, packs, supply carts following prescribed manner using protocol content lists as a guide, mark items with identifying data and distribute or store in designated areas. Dispense products requested by verbal, written or telephone requisitions for equipment and supplies. Identify and assign priority to emergency requisitions and required supplies and equipment based on knowledge of procedure requested. Replace lost or damaged instruments as required to complete the tray. Obtain, complete and submit all forms following the prescribed manner to verify appropriate work assignments. Maintain assigned work areas and equipment in a clean and organized condition to maintain required standards for handling of sterilized, clean materials and equipment. May perform other work related duties as assigned.
Requirements Associate’s Degree or equivalent, preferred. CRCST certification or CBSPDS certification required. Previous experience in sterile processing required. Must have a thorough knowledge aseptic technique, sterilization techniques, infection control requirements, and a basic knowledge of medical/surgical procedure and terminology. The Successful Candidate The successful candidate must bring a high level of ethical, intellectual, professional and personal values that complement the team and company vision. The following competencies are highly valued: Works well in a fast-paced environment and with a sense of urgency. Proven self-starter who works well both independently and in a team environment. Focused on producing quality work. Lives the SpecialtyCare Values – Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Sense of Urgency, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability.
Physicians and hospitals should always have the best possible means to ensure the most positive patient outcomes, while being able to maintain their own financial health and success. To help our customers achieve this, we are committed to delivering exceptional care outcomes, patient safety, and financial results in over 1,000 hospitals and health systems, supporting 13,000 physicians during 350,0...00+ procedures annually. This makes us the market leader in perfusion and intraoperative neuromonitoring, and the industry’s choice for autotransfusion, sterile processing management, surgical assist, and minimally invasive surgical support. In addition to nearly 1,400 clinicians providing superior quality care at the local level, our national presence gives our medical department access to extensive, unmatched clinical data for conducting research to identify trends, determine benchmarks, disseminate best practices, and foster innovation that maximizes patient outcomes while minimizing costs. We hold accreditation in Surgical Ambulatory Healthcare and certification in Healthcare Staffing Services from The Joint Commission. By leveraging the rigor of these programs, our extensive experience, and our own university—which includes a fully equipped OR for training—we develop expertise beyond industry requirements so that surgical teams can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence, always.
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