Responsible for the accurate and timely cleaning, inspection, assembly, enclosure and sterilization of surgical and non-surgical instrumentation and equipment to meet customer and patient care needs.
Shift: Night (10:00pm - 6:30am)
occassional Evening or Day
80 hours per two weeks
Detailed Responsibilities * Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards. * Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements. * Performs manual decontamination to remove organic and inorganic materials from reusable surgical and non-surgical instruments and equipment. * Performs manual decontamination and disinfection of patient care equipment (e.g. infusion and DVT devices) and carts, etc. * Performs visual post-decontamination inspection of reusable surgical and non-surgical instruments and equipment to verify they are free of organic and inorganic materials, they are complete and they function properly. * Assembles surgical and non-surgical instrument sets and equipment systems. * Performs package enclosure, using peel pouches and rolls, sterile wrapping, rigid containment systems and other enclosure methods. * Performs biological and chemical testing as appropriate for high-level disinfection and sterilization systems. * Operates automated processing equipment such as instrument washers, sterilizers, biological incubators, heat sealers and other commonly used automated, non-automated and electronic equipment in sterile processing. * Completes legal sterilization and high-level disinfection records, and other records, checklists and forms. Plans and coordinates owned and vendor-borrowed instruments for surgical procedures. Assembles surgical case carts. with sterile processed and sterile product supplies.
Education: Essential: * High school graduate or equivalent Requires successful completion of a Sterile Processing, Surgical Technician or commitment to enroll in a sterile processing program and complete within the first year of employment. Credentials: Essential: Description: Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Tech (CSPDT) or Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Comments: SPD Tech Certification required upon hire or within the first 24 months of employment Sterile.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.