PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The purpose of this position is to process supplies, instruments, and equipment through cleaning, decontamination, reassembly, packaging, sterilizing, storing and distribution to patient and requesting areas
JOB DUTIES/ RESPONSIBLITIES
Duty 1: Demonstrates knowledge of standards in the disinfection, cleaning, processing and sterilization of instruments and equipment provided through the department.
Duty 2: Promotes clean and safe working environment through recommended transport and disposal of bio hazardous items.
Duty 3: Utilizes effective communication skills with all departments to achieve transfer of information and supplies necessary for continuous patient care.
Duty 4: Maintains delivery of patient care through identification and delivery of supplies.
Duty 5: Demonstrates safe and effective operation of equipment through utilization of daily testing and verification process.
Duty 6: Identifies flow of daily schedules to anticipate needs throughout the hospital.
Duty 7: Demonstrates understanding of proper body mechanics utilized while working with equipment within the department and during transport throughout the hospital.
This position requires a full range of body motion including kneeling and twisting. Must be able to stand at least five (5) hours a day and walk for two (2) hours per day with intermittently sitting, lifting, bending, and climbing. The associate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Associate must be able to use hands to push and pull supplies and operate equipment. This position requires reaching above the shoulders. This position requires corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. Also requires exposure to a hot and cold work environment.
This position is classified at risk for possible occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)