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Sterile Processing Technician

Updegraff Laser Vision

Updegraff Laser Vision

Operations
Seneca, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Job Type
Part-time
Description

Seneca Surgery Center, an affiliate of Eye Health America, is a growing, multi-specialty ophthalmology practice. Our focus is on excellence in patient care and creating an exceptional customer/patient experience. We are always seeking great people who aren't just searching for a job but looking to make a difference.

We are seeking a Part Time Sterile Processing for our Surgery Center in Seneca. The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sterility, and availability of medical instruments, supplies, and equipment used in healthcare facilities. This position involves following strict protocols and procedures to maintain high standards of infection control and patient safety.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform decontamination, cleaning, and sterilization of medical instruments and equipment according to established protocols and standards.
  2. Inspect, assemble, and package sterilized instruments for distribution to various departments within the healthcare facility.
  3. Operate and maintain sterilization equipment, ensuring proper functionality and adherence to safety guidelines.
  4. Maintain accurate records of sterilization processes, equipment maintenance, and inventory levels.
  5. Monitor and replenish medical supply inventory, including but not limited to, surgical instruments, disposable supplies, and equipment.
  6. Lead materials management team to procure, receive, and distribute medical supplies and equipment.
  7. Utilize inventory management software/systems to track supplies, manage par levels, and generate reports as needed.
  8. Participate in quality assurance initiatives, including infection control audits and process improvement projects.
  9. Provide training and support to staff regarding proper handling, sterilization, and storage of medical instruments and supplies.
  10. Adhere to regulatory requirements, industry standards, and organizational policies related to sterile processing and materials management.
Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; additional certification or training in sterile processing and materials management preferred.
  • Previous experience in sterile processing, central supply, or materials management within a healthcare setting is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques, infection control practices, and regulatory standards governing sterile processing and materials management.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects, as well as stand for extended periods during sterilization procedures.