Surgical Instrument Tech/SM
Full Time - Eligible for Benefits | Renown South Meadows Medical Center | Reno, NV
Under the supervision of the management staff and or their designee processes and prepares multi-specialty and general surgery instrumentation for sterilization to optimize safe and efficient turn over of cases on the surgical schedule.Cleans, assembles, and maintains endoscopic scopes and accessories for a multi-million dollar department.
Nature and Scope:
This position provides a vital service to the Surgical services
Department which cannot function without the instrumentation and equipment prepared by this staff.This position is utilized for cleaning, assembling instruments; sterilization of some supplies; assembling sterile supplies for operating room personnel; provides all initial cleaning and decontamination of instruments and trays for sending to Central Sterile Processing; keeping cores stocked with needed supplies; serves as a resource to operating room personnel; provides all equipment cleaning for the endoscopy, pain management area and the Emergency Department.
The major challenges to this position are learning constantly changing instruments, equipment, procedures, sterile techniques, and efficiently handling the equipment and supply needs for emergency cases.Determining processed instrumentation meets stringent criterion for sterility and use in the operating room.Serves as the source for identifying outside vendor instruments, systems, and their locations.Provides assistance to all outside vendors on a daily basis including maintaining their instruments and sets.
This position is responsible for monitoring the need for instruments, implants, and supplies.This position maintains organization of the same in the cores to promote efficiency in both cost and service.
Rotation between Core I -and-amp; II workroom occurs on a routine basis.Core I -and-amp; II are different areas, each responsible for different services.These are separate core areas in the Surgical Center and in Endoscopy/Special Procedures Department
This position is utilized for their expertise in providing service to physicians, staff, and outside hospitals with their knowledge of physicians preferences, based on physician preference cards.
This position provides technical support to anesthesiologists and surgical staff under the supervision of the Support Services Supervisor.
Other related duties, flexible hours, and overtime may be required.
AORN Standards, Recommended Practices and Guidelines, 2004
Surgical Attire, pg. 223
Endoscopes Cleaning and Processing, pg. 261
Hazards in the Surgical Environment, pg. 301
Instruments and Powered Equipment Care and Cleaning, pg. 309
Packaging Systems Selection and Use, pg. 397
Traffic Patterns in the Perioperative Practice, pg. 397
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.
Previous Central Processing or Core Aide experience preferred.
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days,the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
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