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Allina Health System Sterile Processing Technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date Posted: September 21, 2021 Department: 31008405 Central Processing Shift: Permanent Nights (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 40 Union Contract: SEIU-4-Abbott Northwestern Service Workers Weekend Rotation: Other Job Summary: Provides sterile equipment and supplies to surgery and other departments as required. This work includes decontamination, cleaning, sterilization and processing of supplies and equipment, following guidelines from federal and state agencies, manufacturer and hospital infection control. Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Demonstrates skill in preparation of surgical instruments Performs decontamination, assembly and sterilization of surgical instrumentation per department policy and procedures. Assures instruments are clean and free of foreign matter in preparation for sterilization. Assembles instrument sets and trays accurately. Packages and labels items for correct sterilization method. Performs work following safety standards and protocols Follows infection control guidelines when working in decontamination. Demonstrates appropriate use of washers/disinfectors, ultrasonic machine, high level disinfection and other department equipment. Operates sterilizers safely, documenting loads according to standards. Processes and interprets biological controls and tests per guidelines, documenting for each procedure. Reports potentially unsafe situations and malfunctioning equipment to supervisor or Lead. Conducts quality assurance checks on all required equipment per department guidelines. Provides support for Case Carts, Sterile Core and other areas as assigned Pulls cases for next day, add-on and emergency procedures accurately. Completes the appropriate paperwork for compliant charging and billing of case. Follows tasks assignment list when working in the sterile core. Responds to urgent requests with accuracy and efficiency. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements High School or GED required Vocational or Technical Training Completion of Instrument Specialist/Central Supply program, or Surgical Technology program preferred Less than 2 years in sterile processing 1 year preferred Sterile Processing Technician - The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required CBSPD within 1-1/2 Yrs or Certified Registered Central Service Tech CRCST within 1-1/2 Yrs required Leadership Capabilities See the Big Picture: Know where we are going as an organization. Use sound judgement and critical thinking to make good decisions that support our mission. I know where Allina is going and how my role fits into this picture I capture important lessons and share them to foster innovation I am good at anticipating the implications of my decisions I understand and apply the disciplines of continuous improvement Inspire Greatness: Inspire others by connecting their purpose to the broader mission. Lead others through change and celebrate success. I help my team connect to the broader mission I see and fulfill my role in motivating the team around me I celebrate success and help my partners see what is possible with change I call out and address unexpected roadblocks or problems Foster Learning and Growth: Role model growth, ongoing development and self-care. Empower, coach and encourage others to be at their best selves. I role-model self-care and ongoing development I share my knowledge and coach others to foster growth and success I demonstrate enthusiasm for learning I candidly advocate for the resources I need I support my colleagues in their development and growth Deliver Excellence: Set and align clear goals, measure results, and continually improve safety, quality, experience, and innovation. I take ownership of outcomes and fulfillment of goals I facilitate adjustments to assure positive results I work with a sense of urgency, concern and determination I use well-grounded approaches to create sustainable solutions repeatedl