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Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Hospital (Queens)
Department: Q313 - Sterile Processing
Requisition Number: MQ21698
SPD Technician are multi-skilled personnel who are responsible and accountable for all duties related to the cleaning and decontamination of general and specialty surgical instruments, power drills, endoscopes, and patient care equipment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Processes and oversees all contaminated instruments, returned to Sterile Processing.
Uses knowledge of tray assembly and sterilization principles to correctly prepare items for sterilization.
Properly loads, operates and cleans steam sterilizer and sterrad system and all general equipment, using biological and chemical control tests as required by the department and Joint Commission standards.
Maintains appropriate sterilization testing on a routine basis and documents results as required.
Works closely with the Director and Lead Technician and assist with the orientation for new personnel.
Check all instruments for defects, proper working order, and a final check for cleanliness
Assembly instrument sets and trays according to the established count sheet Select proper packaging material and wraps and labels for all items sterilized
Operate all sterilization equipment following all manufacturers' recommendations
Order supplies for the department as needed
Perform clerical duties
High school graduate or equivalent.
Minimum one-year experience as Sterile Processing Technician must have CRCST certification from IAHCSMM and keep it in good standing each year.
Able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages are beneficial.
Through knowledge of medical terminology and nomenclature of items and equipment
Basic computer knowledge.
Knowledge of surgical Instruments and medical terminology.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.