Moses Cone Health System

Job: Sterile Processing Tech


Job Status: Part Time, Contract/Temporary

Job Type: Healthcare - Support Services IT - Computer Services & Support

Keywords: healthcare, patient

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Jobing Description

Nominated as a 2011 Top Work Place in the Triad Region

Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care!

The right people. The right expertise. The right career. You’ll find it with us!

Previous sterile processing or Surgical Technology experience.

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
Close attention to detail
Good troubleshooting skills
Good communication skills

Medium Work
•Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time), and/or;
•10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or
•greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Requires ability to push equipment and loaded supply carts weighing up to 125 lbs.
Ability to reach shelf heights from 6' to 6'6".
Ability to stand and/or walk the majority of shift.
Ability to bend and/or stoop frequently.
Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds for short distances.
Ability to communicate verbally and via telephone or other electronic devices.

• Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to make judgments regarding actions needed
• Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices and normal volume sounds
• Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
• Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
• Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
• Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish color)

Processes instruments and other equipment for Operative Services and other Clinical departments. Processing includes decontamination, assembly, sterilization and storage.

1. Decontaminates, reassembles and sterilizes instrumentation according to policy and procedure and universal precautions. Assembles instruments in accordance to sterilization requirements. Inspects instruments for any defective/broken or missing components and replaces as needed. Disinfects case carts and returns to staging area. Assembles, wraps and sterilizes instrument sets and trays following inventory list maintaining accuracy and quality control.

2. Demonstrates knowledge of how to operate instrument and cart washers as well as sonic cleaners and sterilizers. Understands mechanical functions and safety features of equipment. Monitors cycles for proper functions and tests parameters of time and temperature; reporting findings appropriately. Performs chemical, biological and mechanical tests as required and understands functions of each and appropriately documents results. Reports malfunction(s) to Processing Supervisor, Assistant Director or Director. Troubleshoots and corrects minor equipment problems.

3. Responds to special requests for needed instruments/sets and sterile supplies. Provides instrument/set, supplies or equipment as requested. Helps locate misplaced instrument/set. Decontaminates and processes needed instrument/set. Review Operating Room schedule for consignment and loaner.

4. Demonstrate values that exhibit Cone Health values. Work practices exhibit ethics and integrity. Advocates for patient care. Follows policies and procedures of the department. Manages resources efficiently and works with team members to reduce costs and improve quality.

Occurs over two-thirds of the time:
• Exposure to blood-borne pathogens
• Hazardous waste and/or toxic/caustic chemicals
• Fumes or airborne particles

•Caring for our patients
•Caring for each other
•Caring for our communities

Cone Health Operating Principles
•Uses evidence based practices to provide safe and exceptional patient care.
•Communicates honestly and directly with care and respect.
•Includes people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and points of view.
•Demonstrates responsible behavior by seeing it, owning it, solving it, doing it, and celebrating it.

Cone Health Practices
•Keeps patients safe by practicing the 4 R's (right patient, right place, right time, right service).
•Practices AIDET (acknowledge, introduce, duration, explain, thank you) for every patient interaction.
•Does not engage in gossip; takes issues to the person who can do something about it.
•Demonstrates responsible behavior by doing what I say, when I say and communicate. If I can't, I clean it up.
•Assume the best intention and seek to understand.
•Thanks someone every day.

•Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond.
•Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).
•Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.).
•Identifies and reports safety hazards and incidents. Maintains secure areas per policy (carts, closets, etc.)
•Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations.
•Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code.
•Documents time accurately using Kronos. Not in corrective action for Kronos edits.
•Attends at least 75% of departmental staff meetings.
•Completes all departmentally required education, competencies, and/or proficiencies.

• Demonstrates compliance with Attendance Policy.

Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care!

Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on.

Extraordinary patient care is about being "high-touch" as well as "high-tech". Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community!

Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation. Additionally, Cone Health invites interested deaf and hard of hearing applicants to use Video Relay Service (VRS).


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