Lead Sterile Process Technician - Full Time Evenings - Huntington
Northwell Health
 Huntingtn Sta, NY

POSITION

SUMMARY:Leads and guides sterile processing staff in the

reprocessing of reusable instrumentation and equipment. Performs all functions

of a Sterile Processing Technician.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

*1.

Leads

and guides sterile processing staff in the reprocessing of reusable

instrumentation and equipment.

·

Participates in orientation and

ongoing training of sterile processing staff.

·

Assists

in prioritizing and assigning work based on workflow fluctuations.

·

Serves

as a liaison to other departments. Coordinates resources for problem

identification and resolution. Reports

issues to management.

·

Addresses

and reprocesses more complex, specialty instruments and equipment, as needed.

*2.

Performs

all functions of a Sterile Processing Technician including, but not limited to:

·

Dissembles, cleans, sterilizes, reassembles and packages

sterile supplies

according to specifications and/or manufacturer instructions.

·

Operates

washers, sterilizers, ultrasonic machines, steam and ethylene oxide sterilizers, heat sealers, and additional equipment during sterilization procedures.normal“>

·

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.

·

Adheres to AORN, AAMI and Joint Commission standards

(e.g. biological,

chemical and mechanical monitoring) in the performance of duties.

·

Performs

necessary duties to maintain a contaminant-free work environment.

·

Assists in

ordering, stocking and maintaining department inventory levels.

·

Documents and

maintains records of daily activities according to department policies and procedures.

3.

Performs

related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

• Sterile processing certification (CRCST or CSPD), required.

• Must complete minimum annual continuing education credits required by NY State AND additional continuing education credits required to maintain certification status.

• Minimum of two (2) years experience processing surgical instrumentation, required;

• Demonstrated knowledge of surgical instruments, trays and equipment used within facility, required.

• 2-3 years of supervisory experience, preferred.

• Ability to lift/carry 25 pounds, required. Manual dexterity, ability to stand, bend, lift and/or reach for extended periods of time, required.

• Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbally and in writing) and follow oral and/or written instructions, required.