Central Sterile & Reprocess Tech - 3p-11:30p - 40 hrs/wk

Trinity Health Corporation Ann Arbor, MI
Department:

16105_76110 Csr - SJ

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Evening Shift

Position Purpose:

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy…

oCompetitive compensation

oFull benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

oRetirement savings plan with employer contribution

oOpportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Job Description Details:

General Summary

The Central Sterile and Reprocessing Specialist (CSR) is responsible for cleaning all contaminated instruments and materials from Main OR, ASF, Labor and Delivery, Cath Lab, Hemodialysis and Emergency Room. This includes loading and operating the washers, assembling instrument trays and operating autoclaves, while maintaining quality standards. The CSR circulates case carts after receiving preference cards from surgical sites. The CSR also responds to requests for unexpected needs and emergency items 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

* Cleans contaminated instruments and trays using proper cleaning techniques that include knowledge of manufactures recommendations for care and handling. Uses proper attire and safety standards. Understands OSHA guidelines regarding body substance isolation.

* May clean and assemble vendor instrument sets/specialty instrument sets and maintain relationships with vendors.

* Reprocesses vendor/specialty instrument sets and trays using advanced techniques.

* Operates complex washers utilizing proper quality and safety standards.

* Understands need for hand washing of micro instruments and electronic devices.

* Assembles and labels instruments for sterilization. Understands the differences between instruments and completes sets with minimal errors. Able to assemble sets from multiple services such as orthopedic, neuro, cardiothoracic, general surgery, ENT, urology, gyn, and plastic surgery.

* Autoclaves items based on manufacture recommendations. Understand quality parameters for autoclave. Understands the operation of steam and sterilizers. Review sterilizer output before releasing items for storage or use.

* Performs quality controls as required by regulatory bodies.

* Completes assembly of case carts with in time frames established with minimal errors.

* Monitor, assess needs and maintain department inventory.

* Acts as a teacher of his own job duties and responsibilities in staff orientation and development.

* Maintains the work area and hospital facilities and equipment to reduce potential injury to employees.

* Observes hospital/department/work unit policies, procedures, rules and standards.

* Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offers solutions and participates in their resolution.

* Demonstrates good customer/supplier relations and communicates with OR staff and physicians.

* Completes mandatory in-service requirements.

* Behaves in accordance with SJMH values of service, justice, mercy, human dignity and preferential option for the poor.

* Performs routine housekeeping chores, including but not limited to trash, soiled linen disposal, damp dusting, wiping 'down cupboard/cart shelving, sterilizer/washer interiors/exteriors/countertops and work surfaces.

* Performs related duties as required.

Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

* Requires minimum of High School Diploma or GED.

* Successful completion of an accredited Central Sterile Reprocessing program or six to twelve months of relevant experience desired.

* Certification in Sterile Reprocessing desired. If non-certified, must obtain certification within one year from date of hire.

Required Skills and Abilities

Ability to teach/precept team members in specialized instrumentation reprocessing. Ability to maintain productivity standards established by the department for specialized instrumentation. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and reprioritize duties based on changes in volume. Ability to use effective interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain relationships with vendors, customers and peers.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.