Under the general direction of the Sterile Processing Manager, the Sterile Processing Technician delivers, receives, and disassembles equipment, instruments, and supplies. In addition, the Technician also sterilizes/cleans and assembles equipment, instruments, and supplies.
Use department standard practices and methods to clean, assemble and sterilize equipment, instrument and supplies. Properly disassemble, clean and/or decontaminate instrumentation and equipment according to manufacturer recommendations, AAMI standards and department standard practices; responsible for proper use and discard of chemicals used.
Assemble procedure trays, instrument sets, specialty instrument set ups, crash carts, transport cradles and equipment.
Responsible for verifying and completing all sterilization controls and Biological and Control Indicators.
Works closely with the Surgical Suites department by providing instrument sets and supplies, managing ad hoc instrument and supply needs, answering calls/requests, assembling/delivering case carts as needed, and maintains inventory instrumentation and supplies using computer programs such as Epic and Censitrac; communicate inventory needs with the department coordinator or the department buyer.
Operates steam and sterrad sterilizers.
Access data from Epic to print surgical schedule and pick lists; replenish supplies as they become available. Develops and utilizes knowledge of appropriate substitute instruments.
Follows department procedures for reporting equipment in need of repair; notifies the proper department and/or specific service representative when equipment malfunctions (i.e. Clinical Engineering, IT, Maintenance, EVS or Plant Services) and completes follow up with department staff & department(s) affected when equipment malfunctions.
Prioritize needs and tasks based on work load of each day based on the needs of department customers; complete the priorities of each area prior to shift end or communicate tasks to oncoming shifts.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Previous sterile processing experience is desirable. Charge duties require IAHCSMM or CBSPD certification within 12 months of hire and maintained annually.
Completion of a Surgical Technician program is desirable.
Central Service Technician certification by a nationally recognized program is desirable.
St. Mary's Hospital – Madison –
St. Mary's is a 440-bed tertiary referral hospital offering inpatient and outpatient treatment and diagnostic services in primary care and nearly all specialties. Medical/surgical areas of special focus include the Family Birth Center, pediatrics, Neuroscience Center, geriatrics, orthopedics, emergency services and more. St. Mary's is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine's three-year family practice residency program. Since 1912, St. Mary's has provided service to much of south-central Wisconsin including Dane County and 17 other nearby counties. In the growing city of Sun Prairie, northeast of Madison, St. Mary's Emergency Clinic provides services to more than 30,000 residents.