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Steward Health Care System Sterile Processing Tech - 40hrs/Evenings in Taunton, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Director, the technician responsible for the cleaning, assembling, sterilizing of surgical instrumentation and surgical case cart assembly in accordance with established policies and procedures. Maintains and issues sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment to using departments

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for rotating through and performing all Central Services functions and assorted support duties in the decontamination, clean assembly, sterile storage cart assembly and linen area

  • Assures that work is accomplished in a safe and technically correct manner consistent with departmental and hospital policies and procedures

  • Assists in departmental quality assurance program through sterilization quality monitoring and attendance of educational and training programs and following up with supervisor when necessary

  • As instruments and equipment are returned from nursing units, is responsible for cleaning and checking for completeness and that instrument/equipment is in working order

  • Responsible for assembling instruments, instrument trays and utensils according to prescribed procedures and techniques

  • Responsible for proper packing, handling and storing (i.e. sterile supply rotation) of all processed supplies used and/or prepared in the department.

  • Responsible for following proper procedures with regard to using sterilizers and other processing equipment

  • Responsible for reporting faulty instruments and equipment and deficiencies in procedure.

  • Is aware of universal precaution techniques and has knowledge of proper handling of contaminated supplies and equipment

  • Assists in linen distribution area as necessary

  • Maintains Central Service area, including case carts, clean and orderly at all times and free of all fire and safety hazards

  • Provides prompt, friendly and courteous service to using departments/visitors

  • Communicates regularly with supervisor regarding workflow, problems and opportunities for cost containments.

    Management of Time and Resources:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.

  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.

  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.

  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.

  • Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.

  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.

    Quality:

  • Is part of a team effort to insure quality services.

  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.

  • Produces quality results.

  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work.

Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Important COVID message

Please note, Morton Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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