Sterile Supply Assistant IV (Sterile Processing)
Requisition #: 1779
Location: Johns Hopkins Intrastaff, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Week: Regular Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: July 15, 2019
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is currently seeking a Sterile Supply Assistant IV, to work in the Central Sterile Processing Department.
CRCST Certification is required.
Full-Time Regular / 40 hours per week.
Evening Shift 3pm - 11:30pm. Weekends and holidays required on a rotating basis.
Prepares sterile supplies such as sterile linen, trays, metal-wear basins, instrumentation, equipment, etc., for use throughout the hospital. Preparation of supplies includes decontamination, inspection, assembly, sterilization and distribution. Responsible for operating equipment utilized for the above processes such as washer/decontaminators and sterilizers. Plays an important role in the delivery of quality patient care by understanding and utilizing good infection control practices as it relates to decontamination and sterilization. Provides guidance and directs the workflow of the Sterile Supply Assistants I, II, and III.
The Sterile Supply Assistant IV:
-Assembles instrument sets, basins, miscellaneous supplies and floor trays according to developed menus and department procedures.
-Successfully completes the instrument tray skill check list.
-Wraps all items for sterilization in the appropriate size wrap and/or packaging.
-Assembles case carts accurately, placing supplies in the cart in the correct location and in the correct quantity.
-Neatly and accurately labels, inspects, and records all information regarding biological indicators.
-Monitors inventory levels of sterile and non-sterile supplies; locates and puts away supplies and instrument trays; properly rotates supplies.
-Demonstrates appropriate disinfection and washing procedures; wears appropriate decontamination attire.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
Team Lead responsibilities:
-Monitors the workflow of the department and delegates responsibilities to peers as needed.
-Follows through with service/supply requests to make sure the needs of the customer are met.
-Accepts responsibility to report/communicate to supervisor/manager department activities related to operating efficiency, employee responsibilities, quality, discipline, and whatever else is deemed important.
-Communicates to next shift the work still pending so work can be prioritized and completed.
High School Diploma or GED is required.
Valid CSP certification is required (IAHCSMM). Must be renewed on or before expiration date to remain in this classification.
Four years previous Sterile Processing experience and knowledge of medical terminology are required. Must have at least one year working in a leadership role.
Requires analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine. Requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet visitors, explain Medical Center policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors, and/or Medical Center employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.
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