Responsible for processing and distribution of sterile supplies for the entire hospital without direct supervision
Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies. Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures and practice guidelines.
Work proficiently in all areas of SPD including reprocessing, decontamination, disinfection, preparation, packaging, sterilization, and distribution of reusable medical instrumentation and handling/storage of disposable sterile supplies without direct supervision.
Communicate effectively with co-workers as well as internal/external customers
Perform daily operations of the SPM Microsoft Instrument Computer Tracking system for Distribution and Prep/Pack Assembly without direct supervision.
Promote and maintains effective interdepartmental relations with medical and nursing staff.
Maintain professionalism in their job responsibilities at all times.
Organize time, supplies, and equipment efficiently and effectively.
Accepts responsibility for their growth and development
Participates in continuous quality improvement teams and activities.
Participates in supporting the organization’s vision, mission and values and adheres to DeKalb Medical Standards of Behavior.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical.
Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:
High School Education
Minimal 2 years experience is required within a hospital environment
Sterile Processing certification (Must become certified within one (1) year of employment)
Surgical Technician experience preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to remain calm and provide excellent service even in stressful situations with professionalism in dealing with a variety of diverse people.
Learns quickly and retains what is learned to perform exact technical tasks
Must be able to communicate effectively by speaking clearly and distinctly in English 100% of the time.
Recognizes that errors have serious effects on patient care.
Understands the concerns of surgical patients, needs of physicians, and staff assisting with operative procedures.
Ability to anticipate the needs of the department without being instructed to do so.
Ability to work under pressure with many interruptions.
Good physical and mental health.
Ability to use a computer
Performs skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
Demonstrates and maintains competencies specific to patient population served.