Northwell Health Lead Sterile Processing Tech (LH) 4pm-12pm in New York, New York

Req Number 001F13

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

NORTHWELL HEALTH

MANHATTAN EYE EAR AND THROAT HOSPITAL

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE : LEAD STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

DEPARTMENT : Sterile Processing

REPORTS TO : John Aglah

POSITION SUMMARY

Leads and guides sterile processing staff in the reprocessing of reusable instrumentation and equipment. Performs all functions of a Sterile Processing Technician.

RESPONSIBILITIES



  1. Leads and guides sterile processing staff in the reprocessing of reusable instrumentation and equipment.
  • Participates in orientation and ongoing training of sterile processing staff.

  • Assists in prioritizing and assigning work based on workflow fluctuations.

  • Serves as a liaison to other departments. Coordinates resources for problem identification and resolution. Reports issues to management.

  • Addresses and reprocesses more complex, specialty instruments and equipment, as needed.

  1. Performs all functions of a Sterile Processing Technician including, but not limited to:
  • Dissembles, cleans, sterilizes, reassembles and packages sterile supplies according to specifications and/or manufacturer instructions.

  • Operates washers, sterilizers, ultrasonic machines, steam and ethylene oxide sterilizers, heat sealers, and additional equipment during sterilization procedures.

  • Examines instruments and patient care equipment for cleanliness, proper assembly and functionality. Identifies malfunctioning items, records related information, and promptly notifies supervisor or biomedical engineer.

  • Adheres to AORN, AAMI and Joint Commission standards (e.g. biological, chemical and mechanical monitoring) in the performance of duties.

  • Performs necessary duties to maintain a contaminant-free work environment.

  • Assists in ordering, stocking and maintaining department inventory levels.

  • Documents and maintains records of daily activities according to department policies and procedures.

  1. Performs related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

• Sterile processing certification (CRCST or CSPD), required.

• Must complete minimum annual continuing education credits required by NY State AND additional continuing education credits required to maintain certification status.

• Minimum of two (2) years experience processing surgical instrumentation, required.

• Demonstrated knowledge of surgical instruments, trays and equipment used within facility, required.

• Ability to lift/carry 25 pounds, required. Manual dexterity, ability to stand, bend, lift and/or reach for extended periods of time, required.

• Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbally and in writing) and follow oral and/or written instructions, required.