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Surgical Technician, Sterile Processing Department at Emory

Surgical Technician, Sterile Processing Department

Emory Atlanta, GA Full Time
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The shift for this position is 11a-7:30p

  • Assembles surgical
  • Assembles special procedure trays for such complex surgeries as open heart, transplant, major orthopedic surgeries, neurosurgical, laparoscopic, and spine surgeries.
  • Accountable for the care and handling of instruments and equipment in designated service line(s).
  • Responsible for standardization maintenance of all designated service line(s) instrument trays.
  • Ensures designated instrument tray inventory completeness, maintenance, readiness for daily surgical cases.
  • Responsible for availability of loaner and consigned trays in designated service line for daily surgical schedule.
  • Uses computer to scan PIC tickets on instrument trays and case cart protocol.
  • Responsible for designated case cart readiness for daily surgical schedule.
  • Properly operates cleaning and sterilization equipment such as washers, sterilizers, sonic cleaners and cart washers.
  • Restocks prep areas with supplies and takes inventory of sterile instrument pans and trays.
  • May retrieve contaminated equipment, supplies, trays and instruments from patient care areas for cleaning and sterilization.
  • May collect needles and sharps containers from Operating Room for proper disposal.
  • Monitors all sterilization equipment by testing and recording indicators.
  • Assists in operating room and sterile processing training staff in the identification of surgical instruments and individual pans.
  • Delegates assignments and adjusts work flow to meet the most important needs.
  • Accountable for the care and handling of instruments and equipment.
  • Operates sterilization equipment for the proper sterilization of surgical instruments.
  • Follows established sterilization policy and procedures.
  • Assists in evaluating various products, supplies and equipment pertinent to designated service line(s) instrument trays.
  • Coordinates semiannual tray review with service line leaders and physicians in the operating room.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles of sterile technique and infection control; practices appropriate procedures to maintain a sterile environment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a surgical technologist training program.
  • Certified as a surgical technologist or sterile processing technician required.
  • Two years surgical technologist experience required.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs.; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs., 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs., 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs. max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs.; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


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