Sterile Processing Technician
Per Diem * Variable Hours *Variable Shifts
Explore a career with Mercy Medical Center, a 375-bed not-for-profit hospital and member of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island that has been serving the healthcare needs for the residents of Nassau County and its surrounding areas since 1913. Ranked among the top hospitals in New York State, Mercy offers a NYS designated Stroke Center, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and has received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center – the only hospital in the region and one of only two in NY State to receive this prestigious award.
The Central Instrument Processor performs a variety of instrumentation decontamination, sterilization, packaging, inventory, and distribution tasks according to established department policies and procedures.
·Dissembles, cleans, sterilizes, reassembles and packages sterile supplies according to specifications and/or manufacturer instructions.
·Retrieves used trays, instruments and equipment from various surgical and clinical hospital areas for decontamination.
·Examines instruments and patient care equipment for cleanliness, proper assembly and functionality.
·Identifies malfunctioning items, records related information, and promptly notifies supervisor or biomedical engineer.
·Communicates with perioperative staff regarding related instrument needs.
·Transports sterile supplies to assigned surgical and clinical locations.
·Assists in ordering, stocking and maintaining department inventory levels.
·Performs required duties to maintain a contaminant-free work environment.
·Documents and maintains records of daily activities according to department policies and procedures.
·Adheres to AORN, AAMI and Joint Commission standards (e.g. biological, chemical and mechanical monitoring) in the performance of duties.
·Performs related duties, as required.
·High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
·Sterile processing certification CRCST required.
·Prior experience processing surgical instruments, preferred.
·Ability to lift/carry 25 pounds, required. Manual dexterity, ability to stand, bend, lift and/or reach or extended periods of time, required.
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
A Member of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V