As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a SPD Technician FULL-TIME, 11P-7A, Monday-Friday to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
This position is responsible for:
The Sterile Processing Instrument Technician inspects, decontaminates, disinfects, sterilizes, and assembles surgical/patient care re-usable instruments and /or equipment, following prescribed procedures and techniques documented in the Central Service Policy and Procedure Manual, in accordance with manufacturer recommendations. This position will also rotate through the case cart picking process. He/she is also responsible for collection of soiled instrumentation from various units and redistribution of sterilized items.
Operates peracetic acid (gas plasma) sterrad sterilizers, pre-vacuum and gravity steam sterilizers, washer/disinfectors, scope washers, ultrasonic cleaner, cart washer, pasteurmatic and dryer according to manufacturer’s specifications.
Maintains accurate records of the sterilization processes and parameters associated with the sterilization cycles.
Regulates and adjust sterilization parameters as to cycle selection, cycle pressure, cycle time and temperature.
Performs biological and chemical monitoring tests on all sterilizers, by policy and AAMI standards. Is able to interpret and maintains accurate records of the results.
Rotates through the preparation of the operating room’s surgical case carts according to the requisition received from the operating room. Inspects sterilized packages and trays for damage or wet packs and takes any corrective action, prior to transporting to the operating room or other areas in accordance with the hospital Event-Related Sterility Policy.
Assembles and performs quality control checks for all instrument trays used for surgery – tray is always assembled utilizing the most current count sheet and placement of the appropriate indicator for sterilizer type.
Knowledgeable of medical and surgical supplies used throughout the hospital, and is able to identify them.
Has Knowledge of inventory control and provides proper use and handling of supplies equipment and instrumentation for cost effective use.
Knowledgeable of and adheres to AAMI, AORN, O.S.H.A. and JCAHO regulations relating directly to Central Service.
Promotes a safe environment for self and team members through use of personal protective equipment and Adheres to Universal Blood Borne Pathogen Precautions. Keeps work area clean and orderly, maintaining a quiet and attentive work environment.
High School Diploma required
Actively supports the Nemours mission, vision and values
BLS must be obtained within 3 months of hire
Must attend training course and become CSPD certified as instrument tech within two years of hire
Minimum of 6 months experience required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.