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Sterile Core Technician

Company: USPI, INC.
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


The Sterile Core Technician collaborates with the Surgical Teams in order to prepare the surgical case carts with supplies and instruments for invasive procedures for Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth and Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth Outpatient Center. Works with the surgical team, adheres to principles of asepsis and environmental controls in the OR setting, collaborates and works bi-directionally with the OR, SPD and Materials Management staff and leadership. - Is sensitive to patent privacy and confidentiality. Independent in case cart pulling and managing surgical equipment, but immediately available to assist at the direction of the OR Registered Nurse to provide patient care duties as assigned, such as lifting and positioning assistance. Required Skills:

  • Assists with surgical instrument assembly as delegated within the sterile processing department.

    • Manages supplies judiciously and in a cost-effective manner including tracking and maintaining par levels and accurate recording of used and returned supplies as delegated.
    • Collaborates with staff to provide appropriate case carts with correct supplies, instruments and equipment in a timely manner for all turnovers.
    • Maintains and documents controls eye wash stations, warmers and refrigeration units as delegated.
    • Uses pick sheets and preference cards to pull cases, maintains records, and demonstrates proficiency and accuracy.
    • Works in a fast-paced environment, with ease and flexibility to provide timely responses to the surgical team for supplies, instruments, lifting and other equipment that may need to be retrieved and returned.
    • Assists with pulling outdates, and other supplies management jobs and requirements.
    • Uses proper body mechanics for lifting of materials, supplies, instrument trays, and patient care duties, as well ensures the safety of patient's at the direction of the Registered Nurse while assisting with lifting and positioning.
    • Maintains an aseptic presence, understands the semi-restricted and restricted core and adheres to proper attire, masks, hair covering, etc. while in these spaces.
    • Assists with moving major equipment, room turnovers, lifting turning and other jobs as directed.
      Required Experience:
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      • High School Diploma, or equivalent
        Licensure/Certification - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        • Preferred active and current Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse Assistant, or EMT certification
        • Preferred currently enrolled in an accredited Surgical Technologist or Registered Nursing program
        • BLS Required
          Specific Job Experience
          • Preferred 6-12 months experience in a surgical room setting
            Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
            • Good communication and people skills
            • Excellent customer service skills
            • Ability to prioritize -tasks
            • Ability to utilize -Electronic Health Care Record for patient documentation -
              Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: USPI, INC., Fort Worth , Sterile Core Technician, Professions , Fort Worth, Texas

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