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Sterile Process Tech II

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Sterile Processing
Work Shift:
Evening (United States of America)
Hourly Range: $17.55/hr. - $26.15/hr.
The Sterile Processing Technician is assigned duties performing decontamination, preparation,
sterilization and distribution of surgical instruments and medical equipment throughout the surgery
center, utilizing infection control and safety practices during all phases of the process
Knowledge, Skill and Ability Knowledge --- Knowledge of equipment function sufficient to be able to determine operational adequacy and to distinguish between operator error and equipment malfunction. --- Knowledge of applicable sanitary, infection control, and safety standards sufficient to be able to perform all assignments within the safety parameters. --- Using OneSource as resource- knowledge sufficient to be able to assemble and wrap appropriate instruments, supplies and equipment. --- Knowledge of processes, procedures, quality assurance, chemicals and medical instruments sufficient to be able to decontaminate and sterilize equipment, supplies and instruments. --- Ability to lift and move trays of instruments and patient care equipment, i.e., IV pumps, monitors, up to 25 lbs. --- Must have good telephone manners and problem-solving skills. --- Is able to perform bending, lifting, and washing using decontamination processes, which will include instrument pans, bins, trays, and carts of various sizes. Tactile differentiation, e.g. temperature, moisture. --- Skill in cleaning specialized equipment. MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED --- Standard equipment including: computer terminal, telephone, washer/decontaminator, sonic cleaner, sterilizer (steam and Sterrad), air compressor and biological incubator. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES --- Physical working environment may include, but not limited to, any of the following hazards: high pressure steam, chemical, electrical, mechanical, bio-waste, stress, back strain, body fluids, etc. --- Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, multi-stimuli, etc. --- Pressure from high volume census to meet deadlines to obtain adequate instrumentation from vendors. --- Extensive people contact and interruptions. --- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit. --- The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 25 pounds, --- Functional physical demands include manual dexterity and fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch (i.e., tactile differentiation of temperature and moisture). --- Have no physical limitations as to lifting trays of instruments (above the head), pushing, pulling carts from sterilizer, walking, and standing for duration of shift. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES --- . Operates all required equipment and machinery accurately and safely, prepares, assembles, and sterilizes instruments and supplies according to parameters of sterilization in accordance with The Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards. Maintains appropriate records, and monitors quality control and infection control standards. Provides asset management and support of surgical instruments and trays belonging to or consigned to the facility. --- Accurately handles and cares for instruments appropriately, including appropriate selection of cleaning agents, lubricants, examination for function, identification and assembly according to OneSource and preparation for sterilization; retrieves malfunctioning instruments and ensures repairs are completed. --- Correctly peel-packs supplies/instruments, wraps instruments for sterilization, inspect each instrument for use, function, completeness and cleanliness. --- Coordinates with Materials Dept to ensure facility sets are stocked to PAR levels. --- Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all FSC policies, procedures and standards and quality of service. --- Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; Communicate with operating room staff to provide required instruments. --- Is responsible for reporting damaged or malfunctioning equipment to Clinical Director and Material Manger and follow process for replacement. --- Resources to nursing staff in all departments regarding responsibilities of proper sterilization techniques. --- Clean, set up, sterilize and distribute instruments as scheduled on each shift. --- Maintains records for QA and sterilization. --- Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards. --- Is familiar with organization, department and job specific Environment of Care areas, including Life Safety, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Medical Equipment Failure. --- Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate, which may include: --- the use of protective barriers, as appropriate (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, pocket masks, and/or safety glasses); --- handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately; and --- hand washing as appropriate
Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!---
Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.
This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:
Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.
Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York's CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.
Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage ( with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (

    Anchored in the state's historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region's largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children's hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.
    Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Albany , Sterile Process Tech II, Other , Albany, New York

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