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Beth Israel Lahey Health CSR Technician III - Sterile Process - 40 Hours - Night in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Night (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  1. Demonstrates competence and proficiency in the requirements of the Tech I and II level position. In addition, responsible for partnering with Leads and others to train new staff or train staff on new systems, procedures or techniques. 2. Mentors the Tech I and Tech II team members in all aspects of Sterile Processing.

  2. Works on more complex and loaner instrumentation.

  3. Anticipates and resolves potential instrumentation conflicts or shortages with satisfactory substitution.

  4. Must understand AAMI, Standards to reference and apply this knowledge in Sterile Processing.

  5. Ensures that the Instrument Tracking System and all documentation has been completed daily.

  6. Ensures proper operation of autoclave equipment prior to use on a daily basis.

  7. Inspects gas plasma and steam autoclaves for visible signs of malfunction and reports discrepancy to supervisor immediately.

  8. Assists Tech I and Tech II team members with work-related problems and resolves problems on shifts as they occur.

  9. Performs biological and chemical tests during work shift.

  10. Maintains appropriate spore testing routinely and records results as required in tracking system.

  11. Follows policy and procedure in processing all contaminated instruments and supplies returned to Sterile Processing.

  12. Disassembles and cleans procedure trays and instruments using proper chemisties.

  13. Replaces lost or damaged instruments as required to complete the instrument set.

  14. Uses knowledge of sterilization principle to correctly wrap and package items for sterilization.

  15. Assembles all instrument procedure trays and packs, using instrument count sheets as a guide.

  16. Accurately labels supplies with appropriate identification, indicating the date prepared and sterilized preparer’s initials, and product name.

  17. Processes all applicable items using the appropriate form of sterilization.

  18. Safely operates decontamination equipment including cart washer, washer/decontaminator, Soap Dosers and ultrasonic cleaner.

  19. Applies aseptic technique in daily work assignment.

  20. Performs general cleaning of work surfaces, supply shelves, and storage cabinets.

  21. Maintains assigned work areas and equipment in a clean and organized condition to maintain required standards for handling of sterilized and clean materials and equipment.

  22. Handles soiled instruments and equipment from ancillary departments to be reprocessed.

  23. Receives, replenishes and rotates material into the Sterile

  24. Processing Department inventory storage areas.

  25. Identifies inactive and outdated supplies, makes recommendation for inventory reduction or deletion, submits inventory correction and adjustment to supervisor.

  26. Accurately charges all supplies through computerized inventory management system.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must be able to read, write, comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions. High School diploma or equivalent and proficiency in basic mathematics required.

  2. Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) IAHCSM or CBSPD required. 3. Knowledge of the principles of infection control and sterilization.

  3. Demonstrated ability in the computerized inventory system, with 5 or more years of work experience in a Sterile Processing and Supply Distribution environment.

  4. Good interpersonal and communication skills preferred. Full command of the English language and attention to detail is required.

  5. Capable of routine heavy lifting, pushing, bending, carrying, standing and walking constantly.

  6. Basic computer skills.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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