Certified Sterile Processing Technician - PRN
Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: January 24, 2023
A rewarding career that fits your life. Banner Staffing Services
offers a world of opportunities to make an impact on one of the
country's leading health systems. If you're looking to leverage
your abilities - you belong at Banner Staffing Services.
Banner Staffing Services (BSS) offers Registry/Per Diem
opportunities within Banner Health. Registry/Per Diem positions are
utilized as needed within our facilities. These positions are great
way to start your career with Banner Health. As a BSS team member,
you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to
any regular opportunities within Banner Health.
As a valued and respected Banner Health team member, you will
Flexible Schedules (select positions)
Fewer Shifts Cancelled
403(b) Pre-tax retirement
Employee Assistance Program
Employee wellness program
Discount Entertainment tickets
Auto Purchase Plan
Registry/Per Diem positions do not have guaranteed hours and no
medical benefits package is offered. Completion of post-offer
Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background
check (includes; employment, criminal and education) is
This position performs as an integral part of the OR team with
limited supervision. Demonstrates accountability for operating room
readiness ensuring sterile surgical instrumentation and disposable
supplies are complete and ready for a procedure prior to the
preceding patient leaving the operating room. Responsible for the
proper care and handling of all general and specialty
instrumentation including the cleaning, decontamination,
disassemble/reassembly, quality assurance, instrument
identification, set assembly, packaging, sterilization, and
distribution of surgical instrumentation for PeriOp Services,
hospital departments, and clinics. This position requires well
manner communications and the ability to communicate effectively
through reading, writing, and speaking in person.
1. Provides decontamination and sterile processing support to
PeriOp Services, ED, ICU, hospital wide departments, and clinics
both on and off campus, and ambulatory surgery centers. Provides
various levels of service for the management of sterile surgical
instrumentation and disposable patient care supplies. Support
may-or-may-not include, decontamination of surgical instruments,
assembly/sterilization, sterile instrument storage, partial or
complete case cart support, OR core tech support and high-level
2. Responsible for the decontamination, assembly, and packaging of
surgical instruments following established protocols, instructions
for use (IFU) as well as performs required quality assurance,
repairs, reassembly, documentation, sterility handling, and storage
of specialized surgical instruments. Maintains required
sterilization logs and quality assurance records relating to all
equipment associated for the purpose of decontamination, HLD
disinfection, and sterilization.
3. Ability to identify interpret the surgical schedule and medical
terminology as it pertains to procedures requiring sterile surgical
instrumentation and disposable supplies. Able to address and
communicate special needs to minimize delays to surgery. Responds
to emergent calls from the Operating Room and performs preliminary
investigations. Determines priority level of instrumentation
requests and other hospital needs. Directs services in a competent
and professional manner while assuring OR priorities are completed
in a timely manner
4. Able to differentiate surgical instrumentation that is surgery
owned, consignment/loaner, hospital depart, surgeon, ambulatory
surgery center, and clinics both on and off campus. Completes
necessary tracking of surgical instruments with a paper log sheet
or computer process for instrumentation leaving the area. Reports
needed replacement of surgical instruments to maintain the
inventory and support readiness of sets.
5. Utilizes specialized equipment for the decontamination,
high-level disinfection, and sterilization of surgical
instrumentation according to the device and equipment
manufacturer's recommendations and hospital policy. Operates steam
and hydrogen peroxide sterilizers of various sizes with the
potential of operating ethylene oxide sterilizers where available.
Operates automated surgical instrument washers, ultrasonics, flush
pumps, and cart washers to include high-level disinfectors where
6. Operates various quality assurance testing equipment associated
to flexible endoscopic scopes, transesophageal ultrasound probes,
and electro-surgical insulation defect detector for laparoscopic
and energy provided surgical instrumentation. Utilizes heat
detection devices to allow steam sterilized surgical
instrumentation to be released for use without risking burns to
staff and patients. Operates demagnetizers of stainless-steel
instruments for ophthalmic and delicate cardiac surgical
instrumentation for safe use on patients. Utilizes various
borescope devices to inspect inner channels of lumened surgical
instrumentation and flexible scopes.
7. Maintains a clean and safe environment by adhering to Standard
Precautions and Infection Control practices. Staff follow protocols
for proper donning of personnel protective equipment (PPE) while
completing the decontamination process referencing IFU's supplied
by the manufacturers.
8. Maintain flexibility to rotate shifts and adjust hours as
needed, maintain a work record of regular attendance, timely
arrivals, and departures, maintain professional appearance
appropriate to position and function.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Requires current national certification as an SPD Technician
relevant experience with sterilizing instruments which qualifies
the candidate for the national certification exam or certified
Must have mechanical aptitude with the ability to break down moving
parts, clean, lubricate and reassemble, problem solve incomplete
trays and missing instrumentation and have effective
organizational, communication and human relation skills.
Instruments management tracking system.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.
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