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Sterile Processing Technician

Company: Marin General Hospital
Location: Greenbrae
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT MARIN HEALTH:

Come and be a part of our healing team at the award-winning Marin Health! Ranked in the top 3% of general hospitals in the country, we have made great strides since returning to our roots as an independent hospital. As Marin County's only acute hospital and a vital resource for a wide range of essential health care services, it is our mission-and our passion-to excel in every medical specialty. We attract the finest physicians and employees who appreciate having the best of both worlds: the resources and medical sophistication of an academic medical center combined with the personalized, caring touch of an independent hospital. We have an exceptionally collaborative team that adheres to the highest service excellence standards to ensure that we deliver world-class, personalized care to patients. Our Joint-Commission accredited hospital has won numerous awards and certifications in delivering best-in-class health care in the San Francisco Bay Area.

WHAT WE OFFER

Marin Health offers a generous suite of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and rich health benefits program (medical, dental, vision and prescription plans). Our robust Wellness @ Work program (e.g. onsite health & fitness classes, discounts, etc) also promotes a healthier lifestyle for employees and to support you on your Healthy Healer journey. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, a 403(b) contribution plan and company-funded retirement plan, life insurance, vacation, holiday and sick leave, which you will start accruing immediately. Our benefits are highly competitive and considered to be one of the best in the Bay Area! Find your healing place at Marin Health.

External hires must pass a background check and medical screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classifications protected by federal, state & local laws.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Sterile Processing Technologist is responsible for decontamination, reprocessing, sterilization, distribution, and storage of OR instrumentation/materials (i.e. implants, disposables); sterilizer monitoring, maintenance and documentation; OR supply maintenance and case cart assembly. Level I Sterile Processing Tech is an entry-level position. Incumbents are expected to learn the full range of duties/responsibilities. Level I Tech must promote to Level II Tech within six months of employment. Certified Level III SPD Tech must maintain certification and have more than five years experience as a SPD and/or in a Central Supply environment.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION

High School diploma (GED) preferred

EXPERIENCE

Level I: Level I SPD Tech is an entry-level position

Level II: Two year recent experience in OR and/or SPD preferred

Level III: At least five years experience as a SPD and/or experience in a Central Supply environment. CS certification required

PREREQUISITE SKILLS

Knowledge of case cart assembly

Knowledge of surgical instrumentation

Knowledge of medical terminology

General knowledge of implants & surgical supplies

Knowledge of safe practices, one-way flow, and infection control

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:

Levels I, II and III: BLS-Heart Saver Certification

Levels I/II/III: current SP/CS Certification

PRIMARY CUSTOMER SERVED (Age Specific Criteria):

This position is not a patient care position, and as such, this section does not apply.

PATIENT PRIVACY (HIPAA Compliance):

Employees in this position have access to protected health information. The protected health information a person in this position can access includes demographics, date of service, insurance/billing, medical record summary information, and all other information that may be contained in patient records. This position requires patient health information to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL (not modifiable)

Demonstrates knowledge and skills related to aseptic technique principles and practices

Demonstrates knowledge of use, function and care of surgical instrumentation

Capable of surgical instrumentation identification, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, storage and distribution

Demonstrates knowledge of implant sets with an emphasis on orthopedic and neurological, and cardiac trays

Capable of processing equipment

Demonstrates knowledge of different types of sterilizer operation, cleaning, testing, monitoring and documentation activities

Orders, restocks and puts away supplies

Monitors and maintains a clean and safe work area in accordance with Infection Control and Safety policies and procedures

Assembles case carts using Surgeon Preference card file

Orients, teaches and willingly shares information with others

Utilizes cost-effective approaches and practice

SECONDARY (modifiable)

Other duties as assigned

Keywords: Marin General Hospital, San Francisco , Sterile Processing Technician, Other , Greenbrae, California

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