Phoenix Childrens Hospital.

SPD Tech (44935474)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona - United States
Posted: 1/18/2018

SPD Tech

The SPD Technician provides a variety of technical functions and duties to provide for the decontamination, sterilization and assembly of re-usable patient care related supplies, equipment and instrumentation in compliance with PCH policies and procedures, AORN, JCAHO, OSHA and AAMI standards. The position is also responsible for maintenance of records and ensuring equipment is in proper working order. 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, assembly and sterilization of instrumentation in accordance with manufactures recommendations and AAMI standards. Decontaminates, sorts, packages, and sterilizes instrumentation and equipment in accordance with manufacturers recommendations. Assembles and tests instrumentation to ensure proper functioning prior to sterilization. Determines when repair / replacement of instrumentation is needed. Provides appropriate sterilization indicators in packaging; documents parameters and outcomes of sterilization process. Coordinates decontamination process of instruments and equipment to ensure adequate availability for cases. Processes contaminated scopes according to manufacturers recommendations and departmental guidelines. Operates autoclaves, Steris and washer sterilizer, as appropriate to provide for timely availability of instruments and equipment for efficient departmental operations Handles and cares for instrumentation and equipment to prevent breakage and damage. Act as a liaison between the Operating Room and Sterile Processing to communicate the changes and needs for subsequent cases. Maintains effective communication to insure appropriate instrumentation is available for surgery. Actively participates in staff and team meetings. Assists in decision making to ensure complete and appropriate information is shared amongst patient care team. Maintains records of all sterilizers, biological and chemical monitoring of steam, and Steris sterilizers to ensure proper operation, sterility of instruments and supplies in accordance with regulatory recommendations. Maintains Bowie Dick, biological and chemical monitoring of sterilization in accordance with established policy to ensure daily incubator reads for positive and negative spore testing; institutes recall of instruments and supplies when necessary. Works in conjunction with management on appropriate selection of new equipment, supplies, and instrumentation. Provides flexibility in hours to meet the needs of the patients and the department. Prioritizes instruments needed for turnaround; assembles trays in order of importance. Acquires ongoing education regarding instrumentation and sterilization and relays pertinent updates to staff. Participates in a variety of unit based and hospital sponsored educational programs to maintain skills and competencies. Participates in operational and quality improvement initiatives; proactively evaluates systems, participates in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Rotates, stores, and orders supplies as needed. Uses instrument tray sheets for proper sorting and stringing of instruments and to indicate missing items. 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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