St. Mary's Good Samaritan Certified Sterile Processing Technician in St. Louis, Missouri

Description

Role Purpose:

Under general supervision and following established policies and procedures, decontaminates, disinfects, cleans, prepares and sterilizes reusable items, prepares packs and instrument trays for OR and Central Distribution, monitors expiration dates and ensures transport of supplies, instruments and equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a positive patient care environment through thorough cleaning, decontamination, inspection, and sterilization of surgical instruments and accurate assembly of instrumentation trays.

  • Contributes to employee satisfaction by collaborating and problem solving with members of the OR Staff and other departments and collaborates with team members to accomplish department objectives.

  • Contributes to the satisfaction of the nursing staff and physicians by accurately assembling surgical instrumentation trays, providing requested information and delivering instruments to the OR as requested by OR staff.

  • Creates an environment of safe, quality care by providing clean, disinfected and sterilized instrumentation, monitoring expiration dates of disposable supplies and by following proper infection control measures and JCAHO and OSHA guidelines.

  • Contributes to the financial well-being and stewardship of the organization by treating instruments and equipment carefully and according to manufacturers' recommendations.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • 3 months to 1 year of experience

  • Effective September 1, 2010 Certification (CRCST) is required or must be obtained within 1 year of employment. Certified employees hired prior to September 1, 2010 are required to maintain an active CRCST status.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hospital Central Service Management
  • Certification or certification eligible by the International Association

Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.
  • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
  • Standing or walking more than 6 hours a day
  • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 2 hours a day
  • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
  • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
  • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation

SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis –

SSM Health DePaul Hospital is a 476-bed hospital offering comprehensive medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgeries using state-of-the-art technology and facilities. Opened in 1828, DePaul Hospital - St. Louis was the first hospital west of the Mississippi River and remains the oldest continuously existing business in St. Louis. DePaul Hospital serves patients from across the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the communities of Bridgeton, Florissant, Hazelwood, St. Ann, St. John, Maryland Heights and Overland.

Benefits Statement:

Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.

Organization: SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis

Primary Location: Missouri-St. Louis-SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis

Work Locations: SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis (0128) 12303 DePaul Drive Bridgeton, 63044

Job: Clinical Support & Technical Services

Req ID: 18017437