Sterile Processing Technician
Location: Lake Geneva
Posted on: June 23, 2022
+ Mercy Walworth
Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth.
Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to
work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:
+ Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
+ Teamwork toward our common goal providing exceptional health care
services with a passion for making lives better
+ An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the
Essential duties and Responsibilities
Follows department procedures and manufacturers' written
instructions for use (IFU) to perform the following duties with
+ Disassembles, inspects, and prepares instruments for manual or
mechanical decontamination following Universal Precautions and
proper use of PPE at all times.
+ Loads and operates mechanical washers and ultrasonic cleaners.
Manually decontaminates and disinfects instruments as
+ Inspects clean instruments for damage and tests for proper
function and sharpness.
+ Assembles all instrument procedure sets according to the
prescribed manner using tray lists as a guide. Replaces missing
instruments as required to complete instrument sets.
+ Prepares instruments for sterilization using aseptic technique,
including wrapping or packaging for sterilization, using chemical
indicators, and properly marking packages with identifying
+ Loads and operates steam and hydrogen peroxide sterilizers.
+ Uses biological, chemical, and process indictors appropriately,
and reviews and documents results in appropriate logs. Reviews
physical monitoring printouts to confirm cycle parameters.
+ Picks supplies and instruments to prepare case carts according to
procedural preference lists. Inspects packaging for damage to
ensure integrity of sterility for all items, and inspects all items
for outdates before distributing to customers.
+ Performs high-level disinfection of endoscopes. Loads and
operates automatic endoscope reprocessors.
+ Answers telephone and responds to customer routine and urgent
requests for supplies, instruments, and case carts in a
professional and expedient manner at all times.
+ Notifies department leadership of facility and equipment
problems, and submits work requests as needed.
+ Maintains assigned work areas and equipment in a clean and
organized condition to meet standards for handling clean and
sterile items, and to maintain a safe work environment.
+ Maintains a working knowledge of all surgical instrumentation.
Maintains a working knowledge of instrument assembly and tracking
+ Performs rounds to nearby clinical departments to deliver sterile
instrumentation and retrieve used instrumentation.
+ Cleans non-critical patient care equipment between uses.
+ Assists with counting and stocking of surgical supply
Education and Experience
+ High school diploma or equivalent.
Special Physical Demands
+ The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job
Function of the position with or without accommodations.
+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear, stoop and crouch;
use hands to feel, handle, and manipulate; lift up to 50 pounds;
push and pull up to 200 pounds. Specific sensory abilities that the
employee must rely on include color vision, near vision, depth
perception, and sense of hot and cold.
+ Sterilization, Sterile Processing
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