Inspects, assembles and evaluates all surgical instruments and instrument sets to ensure proper sterilization, completeness of set, and to determine need for repair/replacement.
Performs decontamination of soiled instruments, sterilization containers and equipment according to established protocols. Inspects instruments, equipment and containers to assure cleanliness and proper functioning. Corrects instrument sets according to current standards and established count sheets and/or instrument tracking systems. Maintains proper levels of inventory to ensure availability for case carts. Decontaminates and sterilizes surgical instruments and ensure supplies are available for scheduled and emergency procedures. Performs tray assembly: identifies trays quickly, assembles instruments efficiently places internal indicator, sets up container and locks, wraps using correct methods, places external indicators properly, attaches tray recipe, handles singles properly, keeps up with basin sets, assembles implant sets. Handles instruments safely and wear PPE as needed. Disposes of sharps. Ensures no reuse (re-cleaning or re-sterilization) or reprocessing of any medical equipment/product/supply/device that is labeled single-use and/or disposable. Demonstrates knowledge of and operates equipment: washer disinfector, sonic cleaner, dumbwaiter, compressed air blowers, steam sterilizers, plasma sterilizer, gas sterilizer, gas aerator, biological incubator/reader, Steris machines, and flash sterilizers.
Certification Required: Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CBSPD) and/or Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).
Required: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.). Preferred: Central Service technical training.
Required: Three (3) years as central service technician or other related area, three (3) years as sterile processing technician. Preferred: Five (5) years as sterile processing technician.
Job: Maintenance, Food Service,Housekeeping and Security
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Evening
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905041902
About Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.