Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
Under the supervision of the Sterile Prep Coordinator, the Sterile Prep technician is responsible for the reprocessing of instrumentation of Surgery, Womanâ��s services, Emergency Department and all other areas utilizing sterile invasive technology. The Sterile Prep staff is charged with the responsibility of knowing the theory and functions of the sterilization process assuring quality controls are maintained. The technician must be familiar with all forms of disinfection & sterilization I.e. steam, steris, & Sterrad. Sterile Prep is a 24 hour, 7 day a week operation. Demographic information limited to Patient Health Information as related to job function.
This position is required at times to take call.
Department Specific Duties:
Orients and trains new employees as appropriate
Works closely with OR staff to insure adequate and appropriate instrumentation for surgical procedures
Performs daily autoclave quality checks
Disassembles, cleans, and decontaminates medical instruments, supplies, and equipment using approved disinfectants.
Inspects instruments for damage
Replaces any missing or broken instruments to complete trays
Reassembles trays according to inventory lists for each tray
Operates decontamination machinery and sterilization machinery
Wraps and sterilizes instruments and trays
Follow designated procedures for operation of sterilization equipment
Logs all instruments and trays prior to sterilization
Verifies sterilization process parameters are met for all loads
Runs quality tests on required equipment
High School Diploma or GED Entry level, vocational training, specialized skills, certifications &/or experience.
Six monthsâ�� experience in a hospital setting as an instrument tech, or as a Surgical
One-year experience in a hospital setting, with knowledge of surgical instrumentation, all forms of the sterilization process.
Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.