As a Medical Supply Technician for Sterile Processing section of Nursing Service, the incumbent will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment (RME) decontamination and distribution support, for the medical center. Supplies are reusable items for patient care, including instrumentation, surgical trays & sets, and various other items that could be processed or assembled through the Preparation and Decontamination areas of Sterile Processing Service. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of reusable medical equipment (RME); Completes segments of work pertaining to the assembly of basic sets and trays, for use in the medical center; Inspects, assembles, packages, and sterilizes all trays, sets, and packs used for a variety of general and specialized medical and surgical procedures; Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes; Performs high-level disinfection using Cidex OPA - or equivalent - according to manufacturer guidelines; Documents and validates that chemicals are tested and meet requirements to ensure that disinfection has properly occurred; Prepares operating room case carts; Correctly organizes reprocessed items on shelves, ensuring that rotation of stock, using first-in/first-out (FIFO) method; Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., with call rotation - 2 positions Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with call rotation - 1 position Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599926700
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