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Sterile Processing Technician - OR / Surgery - Kenner - Full Time - Evening

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Kenner
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

This job ensures availability of cleaned, prepared, sterilized equipment and supplies for surgical procedures; functions as a resource for clinical knowledge; and performs other duties as assigned by the sterile processing leadership. Receives, cleans, distributes, and stores medical instruments and equipment. Supports direct patient care in clinical and satellite operations as well as operative suites.


Required - High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

Preferred - 2 years of sterile processing experience or graduation from accepted course in sterile processing or surgical technology.


Preferred - Certification through one of the following:

  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician  (CRCST)International Association Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).

  • Certified Sterile Processing Department Technican (CSPDT), Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution(CBSPD).

  • Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER), CBSPD.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Clinical knowledge.

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate pertinent information to patients or appropriate staff in a timely manner.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Conflict resolution skills and ability to demonstrate good judgement in performing duties.

  • Ability to adapt to change in a positive, constructive manner.

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability) and travel throughout and between facilities.

Job Duties

  • Performs general and specialized instrument care duties.

  • Provides supplies as needed for surgical procedures.

  • Disassembles and cleans critical reusable medical equipment in accordance with Manufacturer’s Instructions For Use (MIFU).

  • Inspects, packages, and reassembles surgical instruments and trays according to established priority.

  • Practices High Level Disinfection, Pre-Vaccuum Sterilization, Gravity Displacement Sterilization, and Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma Sterilization techniques in accordance with MIFUs.

  • Practices record keeping and document control as defined in Standard Operating Procedures, policies, and recommendations from regulatory bodies.

  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Kenner , Sterile Processing Technician - OR / Surgery - Kenner - Full Time - Evening, Other , Kenner, Louisiana

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