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The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) Technician retrieves, decontaminates, cleans, assemble, processes, sterilizes, stores and distributes medical devices, equipment, procedure trays and supplies used in the care of patients.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Retrieves, sorts and decontaminates used materials, instruments, medical devices and equipment from the nursing units, Operating Room, Emergency Department, Delivery Rooms, Nurseries, Outpatient Departments, etc., according to established procedures.
- Assembles, after checking for cleanliness, sharpness and proper functioning, various procedure trays, surgical instrument sets, etc. and wraps items in correct type of packaging material.
- Sterilizes wrapped and packaged items by steam or ETO.
- Prepares case carts for the Operating Room.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Standing for up to 4 hours per day, up to 2 hours at a time. Walking for up to 4 hours per day, up to 2 hours at a time. Sitting for up to 2 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Frequently uses fingers and hands for data entry, assembling instrument trays, picking items for case carts and packaging items. Frequently uses upper extremities to lift up to 50 pounds. Hearing ability sufficient to hear above noise level of operating equipment (sterilizers). Must be able to hear alarms and telephone. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, peripheral vision (must be able to detect defects in instruments, such as nicks, burrs, etc.). Frequently pushing and pulling carts weighing up to 200 pounds.
High School diploma or equivalent required. SPD certification is required with 3 years of hire.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
On-the-job training (minimum of 1-1/2 years) with 8 weeks concentrated orientation period.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.