The Medical Supply Technician (MST) completes reprocessing of critical and semi-critical Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and performs quality assurance tasks for Sterile Processing Services (SPS) under Nursing Service. The MST is responsible for accurately completing work performed in all areas of the department. Major duties of the position include but are not limited to: Decontaminates and sterilizes instruments, medical supplies, and equipment, and assembles, wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments. Follows proper standard precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas. Monitors biological and chemical was solution to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment. Sorts mismatched sets of instruments, trays, and medical equipment and makes them available to sterile processing customers in a timely manner. Restocks, labels, and maintains inventory, submits requisitions, collects and distributes instruments, trays, crash carts, and facility medical equipment. Performs environmental maintenance duties and assists in maintaining inventory levels in sterile processing, the operating room, and in equipment storage areas. Verifies that equipment functions properly, requisitions for equipment maintenance repair or replacement, and removes defective equipment. Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environmental and infection control standards. Operates and maintains equipment. Maintains continuing education units (CEU) at least 112 hours annually. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, 6:00am to 7:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing)/PD0622-06 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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