To learn all appropriate processes and demonstrate basic knowledge concerning cleaning, inspecting, sterilization and decontamination of instruments for the Operating Room and other ancillary departments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Completes all class work and assignments demonstrating active learning and involvement.
Successfully passes all learning module examinations and maintains class attendance.
Actively participates in precepted learning experiences in all areas of Sterile Processing.
Demonstrates understanding of aseptic technique and sterilization parameters.
Communicates effectively with employees, patients, and visitors.
Works constructively with other members of the health care team.
Responds to emergency situations by notifying appropriate person and taking direction from the appropriate person.
Compliance with mandatory education requirements and mandatory tests by time given.
Maintains an attitude of helpfulness, courtesy, and cooperation toward others.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other duties as directed.
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and entry level technical skills in the following areas:
All types of instrument decontamination procedures
Operation of all types of cleaning and sterilization equipment.
Identification of all surgical instruments and understanding of instrument use and maintenance.
Assembling instruments into their assigned trays according to instrument tray list by configuration and number.
Use of appropriate biological indicators in the sterilization process, adhering to quality control requirements.
Ability to wrap and label items properly for steam, Sterrad and gas sterilization.
Assembling case carts for surgical procedures using the appropriate picklist.
Documentation in the electronic instrument documentation system
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or equivalent and/or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Internal Number: JR54048
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.