Performs and participates in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. Performs other duties as assigned or required. Description of Job Responsibilities:
Sterile Processing Technician minimum job requirements include: sitting/standing for prolonged periods, frequently walking and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Proficient communicative, auditory, and visual skills are needed. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Must have the ability to lift/push/pull greater than 50 pounds. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, cold, noise, radiation, blood/body fluids, and infectious diseases.
Decontaminates and sterilizes instruments, medical supplies and equipment, and assembles, wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments. Follows proper Standard Precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas.
Monitors biological and chemical wash solution to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.
Sorts mismatched sets of instruments, trays, and medical equipment for sterile processing in a timely manner.
Restocks, labels, and maintains inventory, submits requisitions, collects and distributes instruments, trays, crash carts, and facility medical equipment.
Performs environmental maintenance duties and assists in maintaining inventory levels in sterile processing, the operating room, and in equipment storage areas.
Verifies that equipment functions properly, requisitions for equipment maintenance, repair or replacement, and removes defective equipment.
Maintains a clean work area
Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environmental and infection control standards.
Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:
Associate's Degree or equivalent, preferred.
Sterile processing experience a plus
CRCST certification or CSPDS certification required. (Unless otherwise 'grandfathered').
Job Type: Full-time
Internal Number: 01
About South Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center
South Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center (SSASC) is an AAAHC accredited multi-specialty surgical facility located in Lynbrook, NY. SSASC opened it's doors to the community in 2003. SSASC serves 34 surgeons and specialists. Specialties include Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Plastics & Reconstructive, and Pain Management.