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J196079

Tech Central Service II, Casual - Jefferson Hospital

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Jefferson Hills, PA - Jefferson Hospital
  • Tech
  • Part time
  • Rotational (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Provides proper care, handling, processing, sterilization, and storage of all supplies and equipment, to ensure a high quality product for use in surgical services and throughout the hospital.   Delivers clean equipment and picks up and returns used equipment to and from other hospital units as required.  Provides support to the OR by assembling instrument sets and picking case carts. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assure the proper functioning of all equipment utilized for sterilization through on going monitoring of mechanical, chemical, and biological indicators used during sterilization cycle.  Prepare linen, instruments, diagnostic trays, utensils, and various supplies to ensure sterility at time of use.  Conduct loading and operation of sterilizer to ensure proper penetration of sterilization agent.
  • Provide accurate, complete case carts for OR cases.  Verify request forms to OR schedule and master slips.  Examine, sort, inspect, lubricate, and assemble instrument sets.
  • Assure the removal of bioburden through the decontamination of trays, instrument, needles, and equipment by visually and manually inspecting items prior to sterilization.  Remove malfunctioning items from service.
  • Initiate and maintain proper documentation in relation to expiration dates, sterilizer, and load numbers on items being sterilized.  Includes sterilization records of all types.
  • Ensure adequate supplies and materials are maintained in inventory for use in Central Service from storeroom and/or special request forms.
  • Follow proper policy/procedure by wearing EO personal monitoring badges, calibrate electronic reader for self and maintenance staff and document results.
  • Prepare charge stickers, document, dispense, and distribute sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment as requested by individual departments throughout the hospital.  Deliver clean equipment and pick up and return used equipment to and from other hospital units as required.  Return used equipment to the Central Services decontamination area.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of all CS procedures and techniques, safety regulations, and universal precautions. 
  • Assist in orientation of new personnel.  Assume all duties in decontamination area of CS and coverage for the decontamination workers.
  • Integrate performance improvement principles into all aspects of job responsibilities.  Integrate customer service excellence principles into all aspects of job responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • 2 years Central Service Tech work experience with current sterilization techniques and decontamination of equipment and instruments is required.
  • For Central Service Technician (CST) hired after 12/29/2020 -- Employees who practice central sterile by the health care facility on or before December 29, 2020 are exempt from certification requirements:
    • Pass a nationally accredited central service exam within 18 months from hire date
    • Maintain one of the following: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) OR  Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT)

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Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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