• Sterile Processing Technician

    Emory Healthcare/Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA 30309

    Job #1434312623

  • Description

    The shift for this position is 1p-9:30p, Mon - Fri with weekend and holiday rotations.


    • Receives soiled or contaminated supplies and instruments from patient care areas.

    • Determines the best method of cleaning, wrapping, and sterilizing a variety of medical and surgical instruments, equipment, and needles.

    • Assembles surgical instrument trays and pans and delivers sterilized items to the operating room.

    • Assembles special procedure trays for such complex surgeries such as open heart, transplant, major orthopedic surgeries, neurosurgical, laparoscopic, and spine surgeries.

    • Uses computer to scan PIC tickets on instrument trays and case cart protocol.

    • Properly operates cleaning and sterilization equipment such as washers, sterilizers, sonic cleaners and cart washers.

    • Restocks prep areas with supplies and takes inventory of sterile instrument pans and trays.

    • May retrieve contaminated equipment, supplies, trays, and instruments from patient care areas for cleaning and sterilization.

    • May collect needles and sharp containers from O.R. for proper disposal.

    • Monitors all sterilization equipment by testing and recording indicators.

    • Assists in training staff in the identification of surgical instruments and individual pans.

    • Prioritizes assignments and adjusts work flow to meet the most important needs.

    • Performs related responsibilities as required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent.

    • Two years of experience in sterile processing environment.

    • Registered as a Central Service Technician.

    • Some experience with computer software.

    • The ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

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    Division St. Joseph's Hospital

    Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342

    Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

    Department SJH Sterile Processing

    Job Type Regular Full-Time

    Job Number 57953

    Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

    Schedule 1p-9:30p

    Standard Hours 40 Hours

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