Intrastaff

  • Sterile Processing Tech - Certified

    Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
    Job ID
    2018-1551
    Facility
    Suburban Hospital
    Category
    Clinical
    Type
    Temporary Full Time
  • Overview

    Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

    We are currently seeking a Certified Sterile Processing Tech for a temporary assignment at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD

    Must have CRCST and a minimum of 2 years' experience in Sterile Processing.  

    Evening shift:    3pm - 11:30pm 

     

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Performs cleaning and sterilization activities for surgical instruments, procedure trays, and patient care equipment. Perform OR inventory handling and distribution functions.

     

    • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures, use of equipment and Hospital and departmental policies necessary for job performance.
    • Demonstrates understanding of the specific principles of cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and sterile storage.
    • Effectively decontaminates instruments and equipment according to department procedures. Can identify when an item is safe to handle after decontamination.
    • Accurately performs prep functions including instrument set assembly, wrapping, labeling, and identification of all items processed in SPD. 
    • Demonstrates knowledge of all instruments and equipment processed through SPD. Demonstrates knowledge of proper loading and operation of sterilizers and other equipment. Reports malfunction immediately to the supervisor. Performs SPD preventive maintenance activities as assigned.
    • Prepares case carts accurately and delivers within adequate time for case setup. Promptly stores sterile supplies, instruments, and equipment in the proper locations after processing. Maintains a clean and organized work area. Orders and maintains adequate levels of supplies and instruments. Notifies supervisor immediately of shortage or other purchase needs.
    • Performs biological testing/sterility assurance tasks accurately. Maintains biological test log and other sterilization records keeping. Knows procedure for load recall in the event of a positive biological test.

     

    Qualifications


    Requires high school diploma or GED.

     

    Must have CRCST or other central service certification.

     

    Two years recent related experience


    • Knowledge of surgical instruments essential.
    • Ability to operate specialized equipment: i.e. sterilizers, washers, heat sealer, cart washer.
    • Ability to operate computer and utilize various software applications.

     



     

     

    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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