Central Processing Tech 1/Tech 2 / 40 Hours / Evening at Mass General Brigham in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 27 days ago.





Job Description:

Description

Under
the general guidance and direction of the Operations Supervisor, the CPD
Technician applies entry level skill sets to perform core Sterile Processing
functions as instructed. They will work with preceptors to develop skills
necessary to perform all core functions independently.
Core Sterile Processing functions include receiving, sorting
and decontamination of surgical/clinic items and instrumentation; inspection
and packaging of single instruments and instrument kits; identification of
appropriate sterilization method and cycle selection, appropriate documentation
for all sterile processes; and accurate inventory assignment relating to the
case cart build process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Must be able to perform all duties
in accordance with the BWH Policies and Procedures. International Association
of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) and/or the
Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD)
standards and procedures should be understood and followed. Responsible for
obtaining and maintaining CRCST or CBSPD always during employment.

Level one must be completed, with
expectation of being certified in Central Processing. Expectations will be rotating all areas in
Central Processing to learn the department, policies and procedures.



  • Will
    learn advanced surgical instruments.


  • Will
    learn case cart building.


  • Will
    learn Orthopedic Instruments.


  • Will
    learn Laparoscopic Specialty Instruments.


  • Will
    learn appropriate manual cleaning tools to achieve instrument
    decontamination, including but not limited to instrument brushes,
    enzymatic detergent, flushing devices, ultrasonic bath, leak tested


  • Will
    learn appropriate automated cleaning tools to achieve instrument
    decontamination; this includes loading and selecting appropriate cycles on
    automated washers.



Decontamination and Cleaning of Reusable Medical Devices



  • Utilizes
    approved PPE as appropriate.


  • Receives
    soiled, used, and/or contaminated equipment, surgical instruments, scopes,
    and supplies from Operating Rooms, patient care units, and specialized
    areas; documents arrival and cleaning process utilizing SPM.


  • Disassembles
    items as needed before choosing appropriate cleaning method.


  • Identifies
    items in need of repair upon receipt and ensures information is maintained
    during cleaning process.


  • Selects
    and utilizes appropriate manual cleaning tools to achieve instrument
    decontamination, including but not limited to instrument brushes, enzymatic
    detergent, flushing devices, ultrasonic bath, leak tested






    • Selects and utilizes appropriate automated cleaning
      tools to achieve instrument decontamination; this includes loading and
      selecting appropriate cycles on automated washers.


    • Cleans work area by wiping area with antibacterial
      agent upon work completion or as needed.


    • Other duties as assigned






Assembly and Packaging
of Reusable Medical Devices





    • Documents all work performed utilizing instrument
      tracking software SPM.


    • Inspects and assembles all equipment, instruments,
      scopes, and instrument sets following product recipe, verifies items are
      functional, free of debris and required per instrument recipe.


    • Documents items missing from instrument set,
      escalating set to CPD Clinical Operations Supervisor or Designee for
      further guidance.


    • Identifies and places appropriate internal indicator
      as required.


    • Selects appropriate packaging method, including any
      sterilization accessories (corner protectors etc.) ensures all external
      indicators and/or labels are securely affixed to item.


    • Transports items to sterilization as needed.


    • Maintains clean and organized work area, ensuring
      workspace is functional for peer use upon work completion or as needed.


    • Other duties as assigned.






Sterilization and High
Level Disinfection of Reusable Medical Devices





    • Interprets package labeling to select appropriate
      sterilization method and approved cycle, options include Steam, STERRAD,
      or other as required.


    • Inspects packages to ensure all external indicators,
      filters, and/or labels are securely affixed to items, returns
      non-satisfactory products to instrument room.


    • Loads sterilizer as appropriate to ensure cycle
      completion; includes biological testing as appropriate.


    • Performs routine sterilizer testing including
      biological monitoring, leak test, and bowie dick test as appropriate.


    • Following established policies interprets and
      appropriately documents results of sterilizer testing. Escalates positive
      results as appropriate for intervention.


    • Removes and inspects items from sterilizer utilizing
      approved methods to preserve package integrity.


    • Utilizes approved PPE as appropriate


    • Other duties as
      assigned.






Inventory Management and
Case Cart Build





    • Utilizes patient specific pick lists to accurately
      gather surgical instruments and disposable supplies requested by
      attending surgeon or another Peri-Operative representative.


    • Documents case cart build process in SPM, continuously
      updating the record as items are fulfilled to maintain integrity of needs
      list.


    • Inspects items during the pick process to ensure
      package integrity remains intact, package is within expiration date, and
      substitutions are appropriate.


    • Communicates unmet surgical supply requests to
      leadership for resolution assistance.


    • Returns supplies not used after surgical procedures to
      their proper stock location.


    • Modifies picking order as directed by CPD Clinical
      Operations Supervisor based on changing OR Surgical Schedule.


    • Other duties as assigned.







Qualifications

SKILLS AND ABILITIES



  • Excellent organization, operations, people management, and problem solving skills are essential.


  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand medical terminology to follow written instructions and complete various forms and records regarding equipment processing and preparation of equipment.


  • Must have working knowledge of computer programs; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and exposure to instrument tracking software. Existing knowledge of EPIC and SPM are preferred.


  • Ability to multi-task is critical.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS/JOB CONDITIONS



  • Must be able to perform all Sterile Processing functions.


  • Position requires rotating weekend and on-call requirements.


  • Involves large amounts of time walking and standing.


  • Exposure to the Operating Room environment is a requirement.


  • A strict dress code and professional appearing including wearing surgical scrubs is required.


  • Must be able to frequently lift to 25 lbs. stoop, bend, pull, and place and retrieve material.


There is a high level of noise, heat, and humidity due to the sterilization process.

Tech 1

Required: Certified Registered Central Service Technical Certificate from IAHCSMM or CBSPD


Required: High School diploma or GED


Preferred: Some college or Associate's degree.

Tech 2

Required: Certified Registered Central Service Technical Certificate from IAHCSMM or CBSPD

Required: High School diploma or GED, with a minimum of 2 years applicable experience

Preferred: Some college or Associate's degree.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

:MA-Boston-BWH Boston Main Campus

Work Locations

:BWH Boston Main Campus75 Francis StBoston02115

Job

:Health Technician/Technologist

Organization

:Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Schedule

:Full-timeStandard Hours:40

Shift

:Evening Job

Employee Status

:RegularRecruiting Department:BWH Clinical Support Services

Job Posting

:Feb 5, 2021