Stanford Health Care Sterile Processing Tech I - Emeryville Outpatient Center (41614) in Palo Alto, California

Sterile Processing Tech I - Emeryville Outpatient Center (41614)

  • Job Type:Full Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

  • Shift:Days

  • Hours in Shift:8

  • Location:Palo Alto

  • Req:41614

Job Description

In this position you may be pre-assigned to float to a different outpatient surgery center depending on operational needs.

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job

The Sterile Processing (SP) Technician I is responsible for supporting the operations of the Sterile Processing Department of the Hospital. The Sterile Processing Technician I will participate in the all activities/duties of the Department by following policy and procedure for the decontamination, assembly, sterilization and storage of all patient care instrumentation, equipment and supplies. Performs tasks in decontamination, assembly of instruments, sterilization, and may work in sterile cores of the Operating rooms. Participates in the departmental patient safety and performance improvement initiatives.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

· Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient's rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

· Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

· Assists with training of new staff.

· Assures the prudent use of resources and efficiently maintains inventory.

· Follows Hospital Safety and Infection Prevention policy and guidelines for self, patients, visitors and employees.

· Maintains professional behavior and appearance.

· Maintains professional self-development by participating in educational opportunities available both internally and externally.

· Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems for shift work activity. Reports any discrepancies or unusual activity to the Acting Lead Technician, Lead Technician, or Supervisor.

· Participates in and complies with departmental and institutional regulatory requirements, policy and procedure pertaining to: quality control, quality assurance, and preventive maintenance. Actively participates in quality improvement issues with appropriate monitoring and documentation.

· Participates in Hospital Departmental Committees and Task Forces as requested.

· Performs duties by following the policy and procedures of the hospital and the Sterile Processing Department. Works collaboratively with peers to achieve department's goals and organization's vision.

· Performs technical tasks while conforming to standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, assemble, sterilize and distribute supplies and instrumentation within the applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies including the Joint Commission.

· Prepares assigned shift work report of activity and appraises Acting Lead Technician, Lead Technician of issues and needs.

Promotes a positive work environment by practicing good communication, diversity awareness and teamwork

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

· Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: None required

License/Certification: one of the following certifications will be required at the time of hire:

o CRCST - Certified Registered Central Services Technician from the IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management) or

CSPDT- Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician from the CBSPD (Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc.).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

Ability to clean, sterilize, assemble, and store medical supplies and equipment according to established standards and procedures

Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with a diverse population

Ability to follow policies and procedures regarding all aspects of an assignment including basic arithmetic and inventory calculations

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job

Knowledge of and experience with surgical instrumentation, sterilization practices, and surgical supplies and case cart assembly

Knowledge of basic medical terminology; sterilization methods and equipment, supply distribution, storage and inventory control

Knowledge of surgical instrument processing, including the assembly of complex surgical instrument sets in all services

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.