POSITION OBJECTIVE: Responsible for decontamination, correct assembly and sterile processing of all instrumentation used in the operating rooms. Must have a working knowledge of regulatory standards for universal precautions, sterilization methodologies and regulatory standards for biological monitoring. Supports the philosophy, objectives and goals of the Surgical Hospital. Participates in various quality activities as appropriate and as directed by the OR Manager, Chief Nursing Officer, Medical Director and/or the Quality Committee(s).
General Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
* OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Employee Exposure Categories:
Category I: Employees whose job functions involve routine or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (direct patient care tasks).
Category II: Employees whose job functions involve no routine exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks (indirect patient care tasks; i.e. Receptionist, Business Office Personnel, etc.).
Category III: Employees whose job functions involve no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, and Category I and II tasks are not a condition of employment.