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Sterile Processing Tech I

Company: Common Spirit
Location: Lexington
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:


Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved - a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

The primary purpose of Sterile Processing is to assist in direct patient care by ensuring the OR staff has correct, fully functional, sterile instrumentation delivered in a timely manner consistent with the highest standards of customer service. SPD Techs are asked to perform the four basic departmental functions (decontamination, prep and pack, sterilization, and dispatch) with efficiency, expertise, and accuracy. Further, the manner in which an SPD Tech will perform these duties will be characterized by resourcefulness, determination, courtesy, and professionalism. Techs are expected build and maintain a comprehensive body of knowledge with respect to the standards and procedures associated with the preparation, sterilization, storage, and delivery of surgical instrumentation.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

* Provide quality customer service to all customers, including co-workers.
* Perform duties in a safe manner, to prevent injury to self, patients, visitors or other hospital personnel.
* Contribute to maintaining supplies and sterile items for use throughout the hospital. Keeps department clean, neat, and well organized.
* Performs cleaning and decontamination duties. Works quickly yet safely and thoroughly addresses all instrumentation taking into account any unique cleaning demands.
* Performs wrapping and packaging duties. Prioritizes work; focuses on consistent throughput; accountable for knowledge and expertise with respect to all instruments.
* Performs sterilization and all monitoring activities associated with it. Knowledgeable with respect to biological monitoring; organized and efficient.
* Performs dispatch duties. Polite and knowledgeable with all OR staff; organized and efficient; ensures the department is meeting all the OR's needs.
* Contributes to all official departmental business in a professional manner.
* Displays behavior that is consistent with a thorough understanding of the SPD Mission, Vision, and Values (see SPD MVV).
* Other duties as assigned by management.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

Does Not Apply

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

High school diploma or GED

Required Licensure and Certifications

CRCST certification required within one year of hire

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


PREFERRED Qualifications


Keywords: Common Spirit, Lexington , Sterile Processing Tech I, Other , Lexington, Kentucky

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