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Munson Healthcare Central Processing Tech I in Traverse City, Michigan

SUMMARY:

Do you want to be a part of a highly diverse team that meets daily objectives, completes tasks and problem solves? Well look no further than a position in the Central Processing department! Central Processing Technicians have the opportunity to evolve an ever-changing department to provide services for the operating room, hospital floors and outside departments. We are seeking go-getters who strive to implement new initiatives to meet demands. In our fast-paced environment, we aspire to provide high quality and safe patient care.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate

  • Prior successful experience in Central Processing desirable

  • Good hand dexterity and eyesight

  • Legible handwriting

  • Attentive to details

ABILITY TO:

  • Work standing for most of the day

  • Occasionally lifts sets, pans up to 30 pounds between 48" off floor and floor level

  • Frequently stoop, push, pull, bend and reach

  • Walk moderate distances while pushing/maneuvering carts

  • Follow written and verbal instructions

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Remember detail

  • Apply procedures at a 100% accuracy rate

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Receive, clean/decontaminate, inspect, sort, disassemble, reassemble, wrap, package and process a wide variety of instruments, instrument sets and equipment.

  • Test equipment for proper functioning.

  • De-lint, inspect, fold, wrap, process and store a variety of laundered linen.

  • Label, date, initial and process goods using established sterilizing procedures.

  • Knowledgeable of all patient equipment and supplies in the department.

  • Maintain adequate inventory of sterile and non-sterile supplies.

  • Complete daily work reports and logs, sterilization records, and monitor charts and tapes from sterilizers.

  • Operate all processing machinery: Ultra-sonic cleaning machine, ETO sterilizer and aerators, washer-sterilizers, gravity displacement sterilizer, Sterrad units, vacuum sterilizers, steam cleaner, heat sealers, and cart washer.

  • Pick up used supplies and equipment within the hospital.

  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the department on a daily basis.

  • Perform daily maintenance on cleaning and sterilizing equipment placed within the department.

  • Set up case carts for surgical procedures on a routine and emergency basis.

  • Keep current with technological changes.

  • Activities controlled by C.P.D. guidelines; by established policies and procedures or by instructions from the department manager.

  • Must be able to function under stressful conditions in a closed unit with interruptions and time pressures.

  • Exercises courtesy, pleasantness and tact in dealing with co-workers and other hospital personnel.

  • Subject to disagreeable odors and noises. Subjected to potential hazards of ETO, hot moving machinery and equipment, pathogenic organisms, detergents and cleaning solutions; moist and humid conditions.

  • Delegated by the Director of Surgical Services the ability to stock non-controlled medications in CPD, place in specified trays and deliver the trays to the nursing units.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

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