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Cedars-Sinai Sterile Processing Tech I - Full Time - Evening Shift in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

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At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have great resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others

What you will be doing in this role?

Under direct supervision, the Sterile Processing Tech I will be responsible for decontamination and assembly of equipment, instruments and sterilization of supplies. Works closely with user departments for supplies and equipment. Maintains established inventory levels of sterile instrumentation/supplies. Inspects and identifies instruments needing repair by following established repair procedures. Demonstrates dedication to outstanding quality control/assurance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs Sterile Processing functions and assorted support duties in decontamination and clean assembly areas in a safe and technical manner consistent with department and CSHS policies and procedures.

  • Inspects and assembles instrument trays, using content lists and Manufactures Instruction for Use (IFU) document as a guide and readiness for sterilization.

  • Sterilizes hospital instruments, utensils, linen and supplies using high temperature, low temperature and high level disinfection according to established procedures and following regulatory requirements. Dispenses requested sterile and clean supplies/equipment. Assigns priority to emergency requests and issues. Discusses challenges and issues with Sterile Processing Technicians II and III or Supervisor.

  • Disassembles and cleans instrumentation and equipment. Reassembles instrumentation and tests for proper functioning. Tags any instrumentation needing repair for the Sterile Processing Instrument Coordinator, Repair Technicians or Clinical Engineering. Wears personal protective gear when washing and disinfecting equipment and instruments.

  • Delivers missing instruments. Pickups or replaces malfunctioning or damaged instruments as needed from applicable OR units. Calls out issues to a Sterile Processing Tech III, Supervisor or other designee.

  • Submits incomplete instrument list if replacement instruments are needed, missing from tray or damaged. Utilizes computerized instrument tracking and manufacture’s IFU’s. Containerizes or wraps all trays using accurate protocols and procedures.

  • Maintains assigned work area in a clean and organized condition to maintain required standards for handling sterilized and clean materials. Maintains a safe work environment.

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Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.

  • New Grad or up to one (1) year in sterile processing or surgical technologist experience - preferred

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Valid Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) - preferred

Req ID : 3928

Working Title : Sterile Processing Tech I - Full Time - Evening Shift

Department : Sterile Processing

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Clinical Operations

Job Specialty : Sterile Processing

Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT

Primary Shift : Evening

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $19.98 - $31.97

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.