This position is responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storage and distribution of reusable medical devices and supplies used in patient care. Position is also responsible for the assembly and dispatch of surgical case carts.
High school graduate or equivalent is required.
One (1) year of practical application experience gained on the job in all facets of sterile processing considered.
Previous experience in a hospital Central Sterile department is preferred.
Requires ability to communicate effectively with others; ability to exercise some judgment in work environment, prioritization is a must.
Must be able to read and understand manufacturer literature and supply/instrument specifications. 3. Good hand and eye coordination is required.
Must be able to react and perform under stress and in emergent situations.
Ability to organize and prioritize to insure daily work load is carried out.
Knowledge of instruments and supplies used for surgical procedures.
Knowledge of the care, cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments, scopes and power equipment.
Knowledge of Infection Control Guidelines regarding the decontamination of surgical instruments.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works in a well-ventilated, air-conditioned, clean and modern laboratory setting.
May be subjected to odors from chemicals and specimens and will be exposed to an environment of possible infectious materials.
Intermittently sits, walks, stands throughout the day with some reaching and stooping.
May carry or move light equipment or materials.
Must also successfully complete the pre-employment/post job offer health screening examination, and the annual screening each year thereafter as an employee.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.