Sterile Processing Specialist - Mesa
Performs and participates in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment.
Every Adelante employee will strive to maximize their performance and contribution to Adelante Healthcare and the community we serve every day. Employees are expected to work in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to quality, patient safety, employee engagement, innovation, and the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism, and competence.
OUR CORE VALUES
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or GED from and accredited institution
Maintains familiarity with and complies with all compliance organizations (Joint Commission, HRSA, OSAP, ANSI etc.)
Follows all internal control plans (Infection Control etc.)
Certification to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Professional (CPR) and AED through courses that follow the guidelines from the American Heart Association and Red Cross (cognitive and skills evaluations)
Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for all specialty behavioral health locations
Certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)
NONESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Maintains personal growth by attending all meetings and trainings
Participates in quality improvement initiatives
Uses effective means to resolve conflict
Uses effective verbal and written communication skills
Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively as part of a team
Flexibility to work at other sites as needed
The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection or promotional criteria.
Ensures instruments are sterilized as soon as feasible when received into sterilization to not impact patient care.
Decontaminates and sterilizes instruments and equipment and assemble, packages, and sterilizes trays of instruments.
Follows proper standard precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas
Understands and follows all manufacturer instructions for use
Performs and monitors biological spore testing to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments.
Remains current on all standards of practice for sterilization
Identifies and verifies that all equipment is functioning properly, and the integrity is not compromised
Maintains a clean environment
Uses all appropriate personal protective equipment
Follows all relevant policies and procedures
Performs all necessary quality control checks
Working knowledge of all solutions, supplies and equipment cleaning and maintenance
Can operate the following equipment
Dental lubrication systems
Performs all environmental maintenance duties and assists in maintaining inventory levels in sterile processing
Keeps accurate logs
Tracks instruments and can identify instruments by proper name and purpose
Keeps leaders apprised of any issues or concerns with equipment, instruments, or supplies
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Other duties as request or assigned
All employees are responsible for promoting and participating in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to enhance the delivery of quality across the health care system. Employees should maintain an environment which supports and engages patients and co-workers in a caring team based model to promote wellness and improve health outcomes.
Adherence to Compliance and Code of Conduct
All employees are required to comply with Adelante Healthcares written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct, policies and procedures and reporting of any conduct that potentially violates Adelantes legal or compliance requirements. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit for long periods of time, is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb steps/stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; smell; manage stress as it relates to essential job functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance, and may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time when traveling to various clinic sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be subject to health hazards (contagious diseases, blood borne pathogens, etc.) when working in the clinic area.
In any organization or job, changes take place over time. Although an effort will be made to keep job-related information current, this is not an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities. Adelante Healthcare, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, if the essential functions of this position cannot be performed in a satisfactory manner by the employee, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.