Phoenix Childrens Hospital.

Sterile Processing Department Tech (44935473)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona - United States
Posted: 1/20/2018

Sterile Processing Department Tech

Posting Note: **Mon-Fri Evenings, 2pm-10:30pm** The Sterile Instrument Technician provides a varity of technical functions in compliance with policies and procedures of Perioperative Services, AORN, JCAHO, OSHA, and AAMI standards. The Sterile Instrument technician must have a working knowledge of decontamination, instrumentation, and sterilization. PCH Values Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team Excellence in clinical care, service and communication Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way. Position Duties Assures decontamination of instrumentation in accordance with manufactures recommendations and AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)standards. Receives soiled case carts/ Bins and soiled instruments into the Decontamination area. Prioritizes instruments needed for turnaround Handwashes or pre-soaks instruments in an enzymatic solution. Changes chemicals for washers when indicated, assuring that the proper chemicals are used. Act as a liaison between the Operating Room and Sterile Processing to communicate the changes and needs for subsequent cases. Maintains records for the sterilization logs. Checks case carts/ Bins for needed items. Returns unused items to the Sterile Processing Department. Change out supply carts for operating room suites.(Main OR duty) Maintains effective communication to insure appropriate instrumentation is available for surgery. Checks operating room needs regularly. Assembles instruments in order of importance. Inspects all instruments for damage. Assembles and tests instrumentation to ensure proper functioning. Determine when repair/replacement are needed. Wrap instruments/sets in appropriate wrapper/container. Utilizes instrument tray inventory sheets for proper sorting and stringing of instruments and equipment to provide for efficient operations. Provides appropriate sterilization indicators within correct instrumentation packaging. Sterilizes instruments and equipment according to manufacturers recommendations and AAMI standards. Perform all daily test and record results. Prepare label gun with correct date and Identification number and stamp each item to be sterilized. Document load items in Sterilization Log. Place sterilized items onto the appropriate shelf location. Assemble case carts accurately and indicate missing items in the pick list. (Main OR duty) Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

Phoenix Children's Hospital is Arizona's only licensed children's hospital, providing world-class are in more than 40 pediatric specialties to our state's sickest kids. Though Phoenix Children's is one of the 10 largest freestanding children's hospitals in the country, rapid population growth in Arizona means the Hospital must grow as well. Phoenix Children's recently announced a $588 million expansion plan to bring its special brand of family-centered care to even more patients and families. The plan includes a significant upgrade of the Hospital's current campus, an aggressive physician recruitment effort, and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the Hospital's Web site at

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