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Cedars-Sinai Sterile Processing Tech III - Evenings in Los Angeles, California

Cedars-Sinai is one of the

largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds,

2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals

and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing

and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and

advanced illnesses. In addition, Cedars-Sinai serves the community through its

Medical Network, which includes the highly rated Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and

Cedars-Sinai Health Associates.

The evening shift Sterile Processing Tech III will be responsible for decontamination and assembly of equipment, instruments and sterilization of supplies following established assembling, wrapping, sterilizing and documenting procedures. Works closely with user departments for supplies and equipment and maintains established inventory levels of sterile instrumentation/supplies. Inspects and identifies instruments needing repair by following established repair procedures. Takes an active role in quality control/assurance and process improvement, may act as team leader and may assist in staff training, orientation and/or precept.

•Performs all Sterile Processing functions and assorted support duties in decontamination areas and clean assembly areas in a safe and technical manner consistent with department, as well as CSHS policies and procedures.

This may include assignment to OR areas under the guidance of a Sterile Processing Supervisor.

•Inspects and assembles instrument trays, using content lists and Manufactures Instruction for Use (IFU) document as a guide and readiness for sterilization.

•Sterilizes hospital instruments, utensils, linen and supplies using high temperature, low temperature and high level disinfection according to established procedures and following regulatory requirements. Dispenses requested sterile and clean supplies/equipment. Assigns priority to emergency requests and issues. Discusses challenges and issues with Supervisor for resolution.

•Disassembles and cleans instrumentation and equipment. Reassembles instrumentation and tests for proper functioning. Tags any instrumentation needing repair for the Instrument Facilitator and Repair Technicians or Clinical Engineering. Wears personal protective gear when washing and disinfecting equipment and instruments.

•Performs required tests to monitor the efficiency of the sterilizing process and maintains accurate daily sterilization records and biological monitoring records according to protocol.

•Delivers missing instruments or pickups and/or replaces malfunctioning or damaged instruments as needed from applicable OR units as assigned.

•Submits incomplete instrument list if replacement instruments are needed, missing from tray or damaged. Utilizes computerized instrument tracking and manufacture’s IFU’s. Containerizes or wraps all trays using proper protocols and procedures.

•Participates in Sterile Processing supply inventory, instrument inventory for main campus, satellite and mobile units. Responsible for back-up and peel and pack inventory and replenishment as assigned. Orders supplies for instrument processing according to established procedures.

•Acts as troubleshooter for situations involving instrumentation and sterilization.

•Maintains assigned work area in a clean and organized condition to maintain required standards for handling sterilized and clean materials and to maintain a safe work environment.

Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

SPD CRCST - Certified Registered Central Services Technician

Experience:

5 years as a Sterile processing or Surgical Technologist experience to include decontamination, wrapping, sterilization and infection control of basic instrumentation or related field.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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