RENDER CONTAMINATED SURGICAL ITEMS SAFE FOR HANDLING AND REPROCESSING. TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION OF WOUNDS THROUGH WELL-DEFINED PRE-USE AND PRE-OPERATIVE TREATMENT OF INSTRUMENTS AND OTHER ARTICLES SO AS TO RENDER THEM STERILE.
Remains current in decontamination sterilization, packaging, and distribution of instrumentation and supplies.
Operate the following equipment:
Steam sterilizers: Hi-vac and gravity
Ethylene Oxide Sterilizer
Monitor efficiency of sterilizer and log
Perform biological testing
Knowledge of and performance in cold sterilization
Identification of surgical instrumentation by proper name and appropriate sterilization method Preparation of surgical instrumentation for sterilization.
Maintains appropriate rotation of sterile supplies.
Appropriately identify each sterilizer load and maintain record of each.
Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the department.
Practice safe handling of patient care items that have been exposed to blood and/or body fluid.
Report broken or malfunctioning equipment to Lead Central Sterile Technician.
What it takes to work with us in this position
2 years as a CSSD technician