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Requisition Number 17-0072
Post Date 3/9/2017
Title OR Sterilization Tech
City Allentown
Description

Coordinated Health (CH) is a privately held, physician-owned acute-care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. CH’s focused regional network has 1,200 employees at 17 sites with an ambulatory-based continuum of care. Access is provided by specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, transitional care units, multi-specialty clinics and walk-in centers. Service lines include musculoskeletal care, cardiology, women’s health and immediate and primary care, endocrinology, rheumatology, and general surgery.  In Bethlehem, CH has exclusively earned the U.S. government’s new 5-star top CMS rating for hospital patient service, has earned top safety and patient satisfaction scores from HealthGrades.

General Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the care and handling of supplies and equipment in relation to aseptic technique.
  • Cleans and maintains (assembles and disassembles) surgical instrumentation, sending them out for repair as needed.    
  • Demonstrates knowledge as related to methods of sterilization and understands the principles relating to each type of sterilization. (Steam Sterilizers)                        
  • Demonstrates knowledge as related to high-level disinfection.            
  • Demonstrates an understanding of tests required determining the proper functioning of each method of sterilization and/or high-level disinfection.
  1. Indicators/integrators
  2. Bowie-Dick test
  3. Biological testing
  • Completes all necessary documentation as related to the processes of sterilization and/or High-level disinfection.
  • Maintains records and logs associated with the process of sterilization and high-level disinfection.    
  • Demonstrates knowledge as related to the care and usage of Flash-paks.        
  1. Inspection of container                            
  2. Care and cleaning of container                        
  3. Venting process                                
  • Demonstrates knowledge of event related sterility.
  1. Storage                                    
  2. Packaging                                    
  3. Expiration dates (on those items that continue to have one)            
  4. Assists in the preparation of the OR suite.
  5. Acquiring supplies for the surgical procedure
  6. Gathering all necessary equipment for the surgical procedure
  7. Communicating any needed equipment or supplies to the surgical team in a timely manner
Requirements

Experience, Knowledge, and Education Requirements:

  • Prior healthcare experience/sterilization required.  
  • Certification preferred.
  • Works effectively with others.
  • Possesses the ability to work under pressure.

Why Coordinated Health:

  • The Coordinated Health Experience: Our teams are committed to treating every patient with respect and genuine compassion.
  • Convenience: We work around our patient’s lives and busy schedules. Most of our facilities are open 7-days a week, with extended evening and weekend hours.
  • Coordinated and Integrated Care: We work in close connection with CH physicians as well as outside referring providers to facilitate the delivery of care through a system wide electronic health record and PACs system.  We provide the answers physicians need to initiate treatment faster.
  • World-Class Hospitals: Our hospitals and out-patient facilities work together as cross-functional teams. Our physicians are part of Coordinated Health’s multidisciplinary teams in: Orthopedics, Joint Replacement, Spine, Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Gynecology, Breast Care, Cardiology, and Primary Care.
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