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Lead Sterile Processing Technician

Company: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Lead Sterile Processing Technician works independently and under the supervision of the Sterile Processing Manager. Performs all the duties included within the Sterile Processing Technician's job description. Responsible for maintaining the SPM tracking system, including but not limited to new trays, updates and reports, etc. Coordination of received Vendor trays, staff competencies and training. Directs the operations of the department in the absence of the Sterile Processing Manager.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESPerformed majority of the time - Utilizes SPM (Sterile Processing Management) system for tracking and recording of surgical instrumentation and sterilization processes. - Maintains records of equipment function. - Appropriately operates equipment including, but not limited to cart washers, ultrasonic, sterilizers, computers and telephones. Trouble shoots routine problems, performs routine maintenance. - Preforms all assignments within Sterile Processing, with no supervision. - Maintains inventory of sterile supplies and equipment in department. - Restocks code carts according to par levels and current supply list and documents on code cart log. - Provides complete case carts to Surgical Services. - Monitors working order of surgical instruments and sends for repairs if needed. - Secures department and turns off equipment before closing department each day. - Conducts rounds on designated nursing units to gather equipment for reprocessing. - Follows current manufacturers guidelines to sterilize and maintain sterile supplies and instruments - Provides Surgery Services and Birth Center with clean, complete and sterile instrument sets to use in cases. - Prepares complete sterile and non-sterile trays for use in nursing and other patient care departments. - Prioritizes and coordinates instrument and supply availability with surgery requirements.Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job: - Actively participates in the 90-day and annual performance appraisal process in coordination with the department manager. - Assists with supervision of staff and provides timely and effective feedback in absence of department manager. - Attends and participates in staff meetings. - Participates in continuing education programs to maintain and improve skill level of self and team.Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide): - Decisions influence the team. - Maintain fiscal responsibility in areas that are under your control. (Including but not limited to incremental OT, supply waste etc.) JOB SPECIFICATIONSEducation:Required - N/APreferred - High school graduation or completion of GED.Experience:Required - One (1) year hospital Sterile Processing experience.Preferred - Two (2) years hospital sterile processing experience.Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:Required - Sterile processing technician certification from one of the following:o CRCST or o CBSPDPreferred - N/AJob Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:Required - Leadership skills, reliability, dependability, communication, teach and mentor. - Multi-task and prioritize in stressful situations. - Demonstrates safe and accurate use of equipment and machinery. - Prioritizes multiple tasks and requests in stressful situations. - Communication shows respect for co-workers' differences while effectively accomplishing tasks. - Following the organizational code of conduct, and any applicable policies and procedures for the position. - Uses appropriate problem solving methods to deal with conflict. - Maintains customer service focus while communicating in stressful situations. - Steam autoclave and hydrogen peroxide gas experience. - Knowledge of the function, care and handling of instruments. - Uses effective communication skills. - Speaks, writes and understands English. - Functions effectively as part of a team. - Uses appropriate problem solving methods to deal with conflict. - Follows and gives directions accurately and completely. - Coaches co-workers/employees as needed. - Prioritizes multiple tasks and requests in stressful situations. - Knowledge of medical terminology. - Excellent customer service. - Effective leadership skills. - Uses proper cleaners and disinfectants according to manufacturer's guidelines. - Follows current manufacturer's guidelines to sterilize and maintain sterile supplies and instruments. - Acts as a resource for other staff in the department.Preferred - Bilingual skills a plus.OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different. We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients. As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

Keywords: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, Hillsboro , Lead Sterile Processing Technician, Professions , Hillsboro, Oregon

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