Beaumont Health System Central Sterile Process Spec in Dearborn, Michigan
divuJob Summary:/uUnder direct supervision, provides centralized support according to AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses), AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), CDC (Center for Disease Control), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), OSHA (Occupation Safety and Health Administration), and department policy in the areas of Terminal Sterilization and Sterilization Monitoring systems, Decontamination and Disinfection, and Instrument to Patient Tracking Data Base.uPrimary Job Duties:/uThe description of job responsibilities and standards are intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but are not intended to describe the minor duties or other responsibilities assigned from time to time. Sterilizes specialized, routine and other surgical instrumentation according to manufactures, AORN and AAMI standard recommended guidelines and practice. Serves as a resource person for sterilization, decontamination, case cart preparation and surgical instrumentation. Maintains Central Sterile Processing real-time database for sterilization, decontamination, case carts and assembly of surgical sets. Demonstrates knowledge of instrument set inventory and location. Recognize and verifies accuracy of all phases of monitoring systems used for terminal sterilization. Establishes priority sterilization loads, develops load configuration based on weight and mass to aid in appropriate exposure to sterility. Assures proper storage and handling of processed sterile items. Practices FIFO. Initiates immediate recall policy for a positive biological or an unmonitored load. Assures decontamination of instrumentation/ case carts used for surgical procedures utilizing manufacturers recommended guidelines and AAMI and AORN established standards of practice, rendering items safe for handling. Operates a variety of decontamination equipment to include washer decontaminators and cart washer. Must recognize items that require specific levels of disinfection. Participates in department meetings and quality assurance activities. Sorts, inspects, and assembles surgical instrument trays according to proscribed count sheets, AAMI, AORN standards of practice and manufacturers recommended guidelines. Builds accurate surgical case carts according to proscribed pick sheets. Performs other duties as assigned.uMinimum Job Qualifications:/uEducation: High School Diploma or equivalent.Experience: Certification of completion of Central Sterilization Process Techniques from an accredited association (CBSPD, IAHCSMM, etc.).Licensure: Certification achieved within 6 months of hire required.Skills Abilities: Must be able to distinguish between sterile and non-sterile; assure proper packaging techniques and appropriate sterilization cycles for items to be sterilized. Must be able to demonstrate thorough comprehension of sterility maintenance and the sterilization efficacy process, able to maintain a surgical conscience.div/div/divBeaumont Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.