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Central Sterile Processing Tech Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown

Requisition R077931 Market Youngstown, Ohio Department Central Sterile - St. Elizabeth - Central Supply (Spd) Shift All Schedule Part-time

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This is a collective bargaining position.

MISSION

The mission of Mercy Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served.

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the reprocessing of reusable instruments and equipment in the Sterile Processing department of St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Responsibilities include the cleaning, packaging, sterilization, and distribution of reusables.  Completes the OR case carts.   Maintains appropriate Infection Control and JCAHO standards in work area.  Works under the direction of the Lead Surgical Tech, Surgery Coordinator and Perioperative Nurse Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) certificate or obtain within one year of hire.

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma required.

EXPERIENCE:

Prior Central Service or Surgery experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Basic Level Skills

·Follows detailed written and oral instructions.

·Completes specific, routine tasks.

·Requires reading, writing, and arithmetic skills

·Must possess basic computer skills

·Operate equipment/machinery.

PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1.    Assures the maintenance of adequate stock on hand.

a.    Monitors inventory levels to maintain targeted turnover rates and customer fill-rates.

b.   Coordinates with the inventory coordinator for replenishment of needed items.

c.    Avoids excessive buildup of stock.

d.    Maintains a neat, clean work environment through all processing areas; maintains neat and accurate files.

e.    Ensures requisitions are processed accurately and timely.

f.    Ensures proper organization, location, rotation and identification of reusable supplies.

g.   Assures that proper entries are made on stock issues, receipts, and returns to maintain an accurate perpetual inventory.

2.  Completes the sterile reprocessing of surgical instrumentation and linen packs.

      a.  Follows procedures and standards for preparing and handling sterile items.

      b.  Is able to demonstrates appropriate procedures to such as the use of sterilizers, setting up surgical and/or treatment trays.

      c.  Ensures that aseptic techniques are employed in the preparation and handling of sterile supplies.  Adheres to departmental dress code, particularly in the decontamination area.

      d.  Assists with orientation and Inservice training for all sterile supply personnel.

      e.  Maintains accurate documentation of sterilization logs and bacteriological indicators.  Assures accurate productivity and quality record keeping.

      f.  Works closely with the operating room and other ancillary areas on tray set-ups.

      g.  Ensures that OR case gathering is performed in a accurate and timely basis.

      h.  Assures that patient care equipment is cleaned and set up appropriately.

6.  Interpersonal Relations:

      a.  Communicates with Surgery in a courteous and efficient manner regarding stat case carts, requests for additional instrumentation and problems.

      b.  Provides appropriate and timely follow-up to questions regarding the status of a particular item.

      c.  Informs the manager of shortages in supplies used for processing instruments and equipment.

      d.  Works with manager to solve problems and improve work environment.

7.    Must adhere to the hospital policy for maintaining confidentiality.  Uses a PC to access surgery schedule and to generate surgical case cart pick list.  Must maintain confidentiality of surgical patient information.

Job Accountabilities – other

1.  Participates in educational programs, inservices and seminars as assigned.  Attends meetings as required.

2. Performs all related tasks and duties as assigned by the manager or designate.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Physical Demands

FACILITY: Mercy Health 

JOB TITLE: Direct Patient Care Staff

PHYSICAL DEMAND                 OCCASIONAL  FREQUENT  CONSTANT   NOT AT ALL           

       1-33%             34-66%         67-100%           0%

Sitting

         X

Standing

       X

Walking:  2.3 mph, 0 incline

       X

Unilateral Horizontal Reach  0-18”

       X

Unilateral Vertical Reach  36-72”

         X

Bilateral Carry  30’,  27#

       X

Push/Pull  100’,  19ft. lbs.

       X

Hold 200# patient sidelying while doing procedure x 2 min.

       X      

Roll 200# patient away/toward self

       X

Transfer 105# person chair-chair 5x/hr. with gait belt

       X           

Bed-cart transfer with 200# person and assist of one with sheet

         X

More 200# person up in bed with assist of one and sheet

       X

Lift    0-30#    6”-36” from floor

       X

Lift    0-50#  6”-36” from floor

         X

Lift    0-20#   36”-48” from floor

       X

Lift    0-20#     6”-72” from floor

       X

Bilateral fine motor manipulation

        X

Climbing stairs

         X

Functional near, far, color vision aided or unaided

        X

Functional hearing aid or unaided

        X

Functional verbal communication skills

        X

Climbing ladders

      X

Working from heights

      X

Crawling

      X

Kneeling

      X

Running

      X

Operating machines:  (2hand(s))

         X

Operating  machines:  (2foot/feet)

         X

Working overtime as assigned to meet operational / patient care demands

X

Other:

  • Category I Job Classification – Mercy Health employees who have jobs with tasks that routinely involve exposure or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues and/or used sharps.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES – Other:

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

20

Work Shift:

All

Department:

Central Sterile - St. Elizabeth - Central Supply (Spd)

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

Luis F. Registered Nurse
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