SPD-Technician

Riverside Medical Center Kankakee, IL
OverviewThe SPD Tech assists with cleaning and care of instruments and surgical trays. Prepares trays for sterilization. Assists in general departmental housekeeping tasks, maintains specialty carts. Assures that biological and chemical monitors are completed as required. Operates steam, sterrad, gas, and steris sterilizers. Operates washers and ultrasonic machine. Maintains required logkeeping records. Works closely with OR staff in preparing and assisting the OR as needed, fostering good communication skills and a positive work environment. Assists other nursing units, clinics adn medical offices with the decontamination, cleaning and sterilization of their items. Expected to work efficiently, function independently and maintain a positive attitude. Department open from 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

ResponsibilitiesPART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Able to clean and test instrumentation for functionalityAble to distinguish between clean and dirty areas of the department and adheres to RMC policy for proper traffic control and dress code through the departmentAttempts to be helpful to any staff member or vendor when they may ask for your servicesCall as assignedChecking in storeroom supplies & outside (special order) supplies. Checking for outdated supplies and reprocessing as necessary.Checks on nursing units for instrumentation and return to SPD as necessarycleaning and restocking of specialty carts. Documenting when carts or special instruments are issued to nursing units.Communicates with OR regarding special instrument cleaning. Knowledge of all OR instruments and proper decontamination of instrumentsDocumentation and maintenance of all records pertinent to sterilizers, i.e. biological and chemical indicators, and load tally sheets.Follows RMC policy on Personal Protection Equipment while working in decontaminationInspects and disassembles instruments to ensure proper cleaning and disinfectionKnowledge of operation of steam, gas sterilizers and SterradLoads and operates the washers properly. Loads and operates sterilizers properlyMonthly cleaning of cabinets and routine end of month assignmentPlans and assesses priorities to maintain adequate production with minimum supervision.Trays instruments accuratelyUnderstands the value of teamwork and is able to function as a member of a team. Consistently strive to be a team player and improve the quality of the departmentUses biological indicators appropriatelyUses ultrasonic bath consistentlyWraps items for the sterilizer appropriate;y and labels.QualificationsExperience/Education Requirements:High school diploma or equivalentPrevious experience helpful but not necessary4-6 week orientation period within department

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