Work Schedule/Days: Evening / Monday – Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Requisition #: 75661
Performs a variety of duties in relationship to decontamination, preparation/assembly, sterilization, and distribution of trays/sets, equipment, and supplies with direct supervision. Performs routine cleaning such as wiping down tables. Participates in distribution of operating room supplies and trays/sets. Performs all tasks as assigned in a neat and organized manner. Maintains and prevents cross contamination by observing dress codes, environmental policies, and traffic control.
- Sterile processing certification within one year of hire
• Graduate of a Sterile Processing program with 6 months of relevant clinical experience; or
• Two years of experience in a relevant clinical environment
- Graduate of Surgical Technology program
- Experience in a surgical services or sterile processing environment
- Sterile processing certification
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
- Basic computer skills
- Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrates efficient skills in decontamination, inspection, and cleaning of surgical instruments, flexible scopes, and respiratory devices according to manufacturer’s instructions for use.
- Uses sterile processing chemicals according to manufacturer’s instructions for use.
- Dons and doffs appropriate personal protection equipment.
- Assembles accurate/complete surgical trays.
- Participates with and monitors process of building accurate and timely assembling of case carts for emergent/urgent and elective cases.
- Assists with maintaining department sterilization records.
- Participates in sterilizer test parameters monitoring, e.g., bowie dick test, biologicals, and other forms of sterilization testing and responds appropriately to sterilization that does not pass.
- Supports operating room functions in sterile core.
- Fosters positive working relationships across departments and campuses with patients, physicians, families, visitors, coworkers, and vendors.
- Complies with all applicable regulations, standards, and recommendations.
- Follows hospital and departmental safety instructions, policies, and procedures.
- Attends 80% of staff meetings/communication and job-related educational opportunities.
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
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Address: 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Allied Health – Surgical Services