The Christ Hospital Health Network Central Service Technician I in CINCINNATI, Ohio

Title: Central Service Technician I

Shift: Full Time, Nights

This position will be scheduled 40 hours per week in the Central Service department at the main hospital located at 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

Job Overview: Responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, processing, and sterilization of trays, instruments, supplies, and equipment following all infection control practices. Responsible for dispensing equipment upon request and maintaining accurate records and departmental inventory usage. Responsible for case cart building and responds to requests from surgery.

The Central Service Technician I may perform the following duties:

  • Performs decontamination functions:

  • Disassemble, clean, and disinfect instruments and equipment used for patient care by utilizing the correct manual and mechanical processes.

  • Operate equipment used in the decontamination process, i.e. sonic washer, cart washers, washer sterilizers and decontaminators.

  • Transport case carts from soiled holding area in surgery to decontamination room.

  • Unload case cart containing soiled instruments and places in designated area. Places case carts in cart washer.

  • Perform cleaning tasks in work area as assigned.

  • Use universal precautions when working in decontamination area (i.e., gloves, face shields, protective gown).

  • Utilize SPM computer system to track instruments and case carts.

  • Make rounds throughout the facility to retrieve reusable instruments and equipment and transports back to Central Service.

  • Assemble instrument trays & packs:

  • Unload instruments from washer sterilizers and distributes to appropriate workstations.

  • Assemble selected instrument trays and packs (basins, peel packs, small instrument sets) utilizing written instructions and proper protocol.

  • Recognize and memorizes a large variety of instruments.

  • Apply sterilization wrappers properly to maintain the integrity of the contents.

  • Utilize heat sealer on packs as needed.

  • Confirm each item is identified correctly on the outside packaging of each item.

  • Load sterilizer carriage and transports trays to sterilization area.

  • Builds surgical case carts:

  • Surgical preference lists are obtained from computer to build case cart.

  • Location of instruments and supplies are labeled to increase efficiency.

  • Case carts are distributed to specified area.

  • Procedural carts used in all patient care areas are restocked, stored, or returned to appropriate area.

  • Other:

  • Fulfill requests from OR core areas when requested.

  • Assist with one-on-one training of other associates.

  • Respond to emergency codes when required.

  • Follow instructions and departmental guidelines regarding sterility.

  • Attend departmental-in-services and mandatory meetings.

  • Knowledgeable of all areas in Central Service.

  • Act as a liaison between Central Service and all customers and communicates in a courteous manner.

  • Make effective use of time and is able to distinguish between low and high priority activities.

Education: Must have high school diploma or GED and be a registered Central Service Technician or become certified within one year.

Experience: 0-1 year as a Certified Technician

Weekend/Holiday: Every other weekend/ holiday

There are many ways to define excellence. For us at The Christ Hospital, it’s all about our patients...And making healthcare what they want it to be. Accessible. Personal. Affordable.

Our commitment to exceptional outcomes, affordable care and the finest patient experiences is recognized yearly with numerous awards from leading healthcare organizations and publications. At the top of our list of honors are the 17 consecutive years that we’ve been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Hospitals and being named the Most Preferred Hospital by the Greater Cincinnati community for 21 consecutive years (National Research Corporation).

What does this mean for you?

GROWTH- opportunities to learn, develop, and impact.

VALUE - a robust employee package that provides you the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance, competitive compensation, flexible and meaningful benefits, development opportunities so you can be your best self, and a culture of compassion.

PRIDE- from all that we have accomplished in our past, and all that we’re positioned for in the future.

CHALLENGE- we are in one of the most competitive markets in the nation, yet continue to rise to the top through our incredible employees and transformational results. We seek individuals motivated by what it takes to be a part of a winning team.

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