Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Instrument Processing Technician

    Job Location US-CA-Laguna Hills
    Type
    Part-Time
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com

     

    Facility Description:

    Multispecialty Ambulatory Surgery Center with specialties including, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Gynecology, General Surgery, Pain, Pediatrics, ENT, and Urology.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Instrument Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining instruments and equipment in an optimal fashion and preparing instrumentation, equipment, and sterile supplies for the surgical patient. The Instrument Processing Technician is responsible to assist with the provision of patient care to meet identified patient outcomes, and to achieve the goals of the facility as directed by the clinical leader. The Instrument Processing Technician performs duties according to scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities and under the direction of the designated clinical leader.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Knowledge of sterilization procedures, aseptic technique, and maintenance and care of instruments and equipment.
    • Knowledge of standards and engages in practices and procedures of sterile technique.
    • Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and returns it to the proper area, in appropriate sequence, for storage and/or processing.
    • Differentiates sterilization and disinfection methods required for specific instruments and equipment.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers, high-level disinfectors, instrument washers, and other designated processors.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument and equipment sterilization and low, intermediate, and high-level disinfection processes.
    • Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
    • Cleans, wraps, sterilizes, and disinfects instruments and equipment and maintains the functions of the instrument processing area/department.
    • Maintains area/department in an orderly/organized fashion.
    • Perform weekly inventory of processing supplies and notifies appropriate personnel of order needs.
    • Continues assigned daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly routines, including requirements with reports, logs and related documentation.
    • Assists teammates with daily preparation for current and future facility schedules (pulling cases and assembling supplies) as assigned.
    • Is available to assist all areas of facility as needed and assigned.
    • Responsible for crossover duties in other areas such as purchasing supplies and inventory management in proper areas according to facility policy and management guidance.
    • Demonstrates flexibility in assuming duties and responsibilities.
    • Transport patients to car when ready to discharge.
    • Assists in room turnover when needed and as assigned.
    • Adheres to established facility safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Completes all employee/patient incident documentation in a thorough and timely manner, as required by facility policy and according to management guidance.
    • Practices infection control and standard precautions as instructed or trained.

     

    Qualifications

    • High school graduate or equivalent.
    • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry standardized principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.
    • Prior experience in instrument processing preferred. 
    • Prior experience as a surgical technologist/procedure technologist preferred.
    • Successful completion of BLS Course within 90 days of employment required or documentation of current BLS certification.
    • Certification in instrument processing is preferred.

    Please send resumes to Todd.Collings@scasurgery.com

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