Sterile Processing Technician Job in Des Peres, MO

at St. Louis Eye Surgery and Laser Center

Title: Sterile Processing Technician
Company: St. Louis Eye Surgery & Laser Center
Location: Des Peres, MO

Benefits:

  • Full Benefits Package - Medical, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance
  • 401k + Employer Matching
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Competitive Base Pay

Hours:

  • Full Time
  • Our clinic is open Monday-Friday 5:30am-5:00pm. Your shifts may be a little earlier/later as needed.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Favorable result on Background Check
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excitement to learn and grow
     

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Sterile Processing Technician

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Assists the Operating Room (OR) staff in the organization and daily function of the operating room in accordance with established Federal, State and accreditation standards and center policies and procedures. Responsible for instrument decontamination, sterile processing, and instrument care and handling and documentation and record keeping related to those activities.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking – Ability to organize, dissemble, decontaminate and assemble instruments individually and in sets for operating rooms, Lasik, SLT and MD offices. Prepares instruments according to manufacturer and facility guidelines, and supplies by wrapping in peel pack, or in AMSCO containers and proper storage.    Ability to prioritize tasks and to prepare instruments according to case schedule per individual surgeon and manage time appropriately.  Ability to manage multiple tasks and handle stress.  Above average organization skills.
  • Interpersonal / Teamwork – Demonstrates a positive, friendly and courteous manner. Maintains a professional attitude.    Demonstrates the ability to work well with other employees and the surgeons.  Recognizes each department’s significance and works appropriately with other departments.  Average communication skills: oral and written.  Complies with HIPAA regulations.
  • Job Knowledge / Responsibilities – Performs their duties in an ethical and legal manner within the scope of their job. Complies with reporting adverse incidents. Knowledge of instrument names and their care and handling procedures. Follows standard precaution procedures using personal protective equipment. Understands principles of sterilization and the operation of sterilization equipment, tray and load tracking, daily equipment monitoring with Bowie Dick test, chemical indicators, and biologics.  Documents missing, damaged, newly ordered, borrowed and sent for repair instruments.  Records temperature /humidity of operating rooms, refrigerators and blanket warmer temperature in log book.  Documents maintenance of equipment.  Has the ability to adhere to work schedule, be organized, manage time effectively and in a cost effective manner.  Participates in continuing education/in-service training as needed, staff meetings, and the QAPI/Infection Control programs.  Actively participates in the development of a healthy work environment.  Assists in departmental cost containment.   Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Attendance – Arrives to work area on time and has minimal absences. Flexible work schedule.

EDUCATION / REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Central sterile or operating room experience preferred
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required
  • Must be able to provide proof of their identity and their right to work in the United States

 LANGUAGE SKILLS / COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Autoclave, washer-sterilization, ultrasonic cleaner, biological test incubator, medical gas canisters, surgical instruments, equipment, machinery and medical supplies.
  • Printer, copier, telephone, and fax
  • Decontamination, chemical indicators, prevac, computer, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The employee must be able to:

  • Walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally be able to bend, stoop, kneel and climb

ACCIDENT OR HEALTH HAZARDS

  • Regular exposure to blood and body substances
  • Exposure to needle sticks possible
  • Blood Borne pathogen risk classification category #1
  • Exposure to substances/chemicals, i.e. alcohol, peroxide, bleach

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works in well-lit and ventilated surroundings including operating rooms, nurse's stations, procedure rooms, lounge, etc.
  • May occasionally be exposed to outside environment

 

 

If you need assistance with this application, please contact (636) 227-2600. Please do not contact the office directly – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.

 

EyeCare Partners is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.