The Certified Instrument Specialist Technician reports to the Manager, Sterile Processing. Under general supervision of the department manager, shift supervisor or designee, the Certified Instrument Specialist Technician performs instrument production, case assembly, sterile processing, decontamination of surgical instruments in compliance with medical center policies and procedures, state, local and federal requirements. This position participates in quality improvement initiatives and functions as a preceptor to new hires.
Minimum Training and Education: Graduate of high school or GED equivalency examination and must be certified and maintain a certification in sterile processing and as an instrument specialist from IAHCSMM [International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management] and have at least 12 months experience in sterile processing. Possess ability to understand and implement a variety of detailed instructions in the execution of processes. Applicant must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Basic computer skills required. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure health care environment required. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Detail oriented required. Travel may be required. Holiday work and emergency management/disaster team work required.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Certification in sterile processing and instrument specialist from IAHCSMM [International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management] requirement and must be maintained.
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Physical Requirements: NOTE: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: 1) Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; 2) Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; 3) Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. unassisted (Continuous) Ability to lift/lower objects 25 lbs from/to floor from/to 36" unassisted. (Continuous) Ability to exert up to 100 lbs. of force. (Continuous) Examples include: • To transfer a 100 lb. patient that cannot assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. • 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. • 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, cold environments, warm environments, noise, blood/body fluids, and infectious diseases (Continuous)
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Opening date: 22 Jul 2019 Eastern Daylight Time