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Sterile Processing Instrument Tech I, II and II positions now available!

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: LEESAR INC
Categories: Nursing Support
Type: Full-Time
Shift: Any
Schedule: No preference/Any Shift

Description:

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIANS - CAREER LADDER AVAILABLE!       CERTIFICATION ASSISTANCE PROVIDED!

Reports to the manager of sterile processing and works under the supervision of the lead instrument technician. Receives training for and achieves competency in at least one area of sterile processing (Decontamination, Assembly, Sterilization, Distribution). Collaborates with the team to deliver high quality and reliable instrumentation to the surgical services customers and patients. Participates in team huddles and idea generation to support continuous improvement and the quality management system. Responsible for adhering to LeeSar and Lee Health policies and protocols and AAMI, APIC, and AORN standards.

 

JOB DUTIES (Achieves & maintains competency in at least one area of sterile processing)

Decontamination:

  1. Set up the decontamination area (sink levels, soap concentration, equipment needs)
  2. Sort and stage trays if needed (scanning, stay, go, type of decontamination, spray)
  3. Follow proper cleaning procedures for instruments that will go through automatic washer and follows the standard work for basic instruments (scan, sort, open, soak, scrub, brush, flush, sonic, rinse) and follows the Instructions for Use (IFU’s) for different instruments
  4. Follow proper cleaning procedures for instruments requiring hand wash (no submersion, scrub, brush, flush, rinse, dry) and follows the IFU’s for different instruments
  5. Run equipment properly and according to instrument IFU’s & Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and properly load manifolds for optimal cleaning of instruments
  6. Productivity reaches 30 trays per shift and maintains within first year
  7. Maintains high quality performance with minimal defects

     

Assembly:

  1. Utilize the instrument tracking system and assemble trays one instrument at a time by checking off one item at a time according to standard work and policy
  2. Inspect basic instruments and instrument sets according to IFU’s (scissor testing, box locks, clamps, brush & flush lumens, insulation testing, assemble / disassemble, check function, visual check for bioburden) by following standard work and policies
  3. String items, bag, or organize tray according to count sheets, standard work, and IFU’s for basic instruments and trays
  4. Prepare and package tray with indicators, count sheet in bucks bag, wrap, container & filter, locks, and labels according to standard work and IFU’s.
  5. Assemble singles utilizing instrument tracking system, barcode scanning, instrument search engines, proper packaging, and labeling
  6. Productivity reaches 15 trays per shift and maintains by the end of the first year
  7. Maintains high quality performance with minimal defects

     

Sterilization

  1. Utilize IFU’s to determine sterilization requirements and perform necessary Bowie Dick and Biological testing
  2. Set up a sterilizer load according to standard work and policies
  3. Load and run the steam sterilizer following SOP’s, standard work, IFU’s, and policies.
  4. Load and run Sterrad loads according to SOP’s, standard work, IFU’s, and policies
  5. Sterilize utilizing ETO according to SOP’s, standard work, IFU’s, and policies, if applicable

     

Case Pick

  1. Set up a surgical case (instruments and supplies) according to preference cards and instrument tracking system
  2. Put away and locate instruments utilizing inventory control systems and instrument tracking system
  3. Communicate with the OR team to facilitate obtaining add on needs or changes in supplies or instruments for the surgical case
  4. Achieves and maintains the ability to pick at least 15 cases per shift by the end of the first year
  5. Maintains high quality performance with minimal defects

Requirements:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & REQUIREMENTS

  1. High School or GED Graduate required
  2. Ability to read, write, and speak English for work related communication
  3. Full competency in at least one area of sterile processing, completion of SPD program or surgical technician program, or successful completion of Instrument Assistant competency internally
  4. On the job training and certification support provided upon hiring

     

SKILLS

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  2. Follow detailed directions with and without supervision
  3. Self-motivated, excellent at multi-tasking, detail-oriented, willingness to learn
  4. Computer proficient and able to learn how to work with a computer software program for instrument and process tracking
  5. Able to participate in team problem solving as part of a continuous improvement culture

     

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: (Physical and Mental Job Requirements)

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable.

 

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General Requirements (has the ability to…)

 

 

 

Required Lifting (ability to lift…)

 

 

 

Sit

 

 

X

Up to 10 lbs

 

 

X

Stand

 

 

X

11 to 24 lbs

 

 

X

Walk

 

 

X

25 to 34 lbs

 

X

 

Drive

X

 

 

35 to 50 lbs

X

 

 

Bend

 

 

X

51 to 75 lbs

X

 

 

Climb

 

X

 

76 to 100 lbs

X

 

 

Kneel

 

X

 

Over 100 lbs

X

 

 

Crouch

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Twist

 

 

X

Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull…)

 

 

 

Maintain Balance

 

 

X

Up to 10 lbs

 

 

X

Reach

 

 

X

11 to 24 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

25 to 34 lbs

 

 

X

Sensory Requirements (has ability for…)

 

 

 

35 to 50 lbs

 

 

X

Far Vision

 

X

 

51 to 75 lbs

 

 

X

Near Vision

 

 

X

76 to 100 lbs

 

X

 

Color Vision

 

 

X

Over 100 lbs

 

X

 

Depth Perception

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Seeing Fine Details

 

 

X

Environmental (may be exposed to…)

 

 

 

Hearing Norm Speech

 

 

X

Infectious Diseases

 

 

X

Hearing Overhead Pages

X

 

 

Chemical Agents

 

 

X

Telephone use

 

 

X

Dust, Fumes, Gases

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Extremes in Temperature or Humidity

 

 

X

Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to…)

 

 

 

Hazardous or Moving Equipment

 

 

X

Cope with high level of stress

 

 

X

Unprotected Heights

 

 

X

Make decisions under high pressure

 

 

X

Loud Noises

 

 

X

Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Manage altercations

X

 

 

Others (note below)

 

 

 

Concentrate

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Handle a high degree of flexibility

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Work alone

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate high degree of patience

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Adapt to shift work

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Work in areas that are close and crowded

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand Manipulation (ability with…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Grasping

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Firm Grasping

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Fine Manipulation

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Use of Keyboards

 

 

X