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Central Service Technician II

Company: The Christ Hospital Health Network
Location: Covington
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Overview: Responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, processing, and sterilization of trays, instruments, supplies, and equipment following all infection control practices. Responsible for dispensing equipment upon request. Maintains accurate records and departmental inventory usage. Responsible for case cart building and responds to requests from surgery.The Central Service Technician II may perform the following duties:PERFORMS DECONTAMINATION FUNCTIONS:Disassembles, cleans, and disinfects instruments and equipment used for patient care utilizing correct manual and mechanical processes.Operates equipment used in the decontamination process, i.e. sonic washer, cart washers, washer sterilizers and decontaminators.Transports case carts from soiled holding area in surgery to decontamination room.Unloads case cart containing soiled instruments and places in designated area. Places case carts in cart washer.Performs cleaning tasks in work area as assigned.Uses universal precautions when working in decontamination area (i.e., gloves, face shields, protective gown).Utilizes SPM computer system to track instruments and case carts.Makes rounds throughout the facility to retrieve reusable instruments and equipment and transports back to Central Service.ASSEMBLES INSTRUMENT TRAYS AND PACKS:Unloads instruments from washer sterilizers and distributes to appropriate workstations.Assembles selected instrument trays and packs (basins, peel packs, small instrument sets) utilizing written instructions and proper protocol.Recognizes and memorizes a large variety of instruments.Applies sterilization wrappers properly to maintain the integrity of the contents.Utilizes heat sealer on packs as needed.Each item is identified correctly on the outside packaging of each item.Loads sterilizer carriage and transports trays to sterilization area.BUILDS SURGICAL CASE CARTS :Surgical preference lists are obtained from computer to build case cart.Location of instruments and supplies are labeled to increase efficiency.Case carts are distributed to specified area.Procedural carts used in all patient care areas are restocked, stored, or returned to appropriate area.OTHER:Fulfills requests from OR core areas when requested.Assists with one-on-one training of other associates.Responds to emergency codes when required.Follows instructions and departmental guidelines regarding sterility.Attends departmental-in-services and mandatory meetings.Knowledgeable of all areas in Central Service.Acts as a liaison between Central Service and all customers and communicates in a courteous manner.Makes effective use of time and is able to distinguish between low and high priority activities.Education: Must have high school diploma or GED and be a registered Central Service Technician.Experience: 2 years as a Certified Technician

Keywords: The Christ Hospital Health Network, Covington , Central Service Technician II, Professions , Covington, Kentucky

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