Yale New Haven Health System

  • CSS TECHNICIAN I

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Job ID
    65683
    Department
    YSC - CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY
    Category
    TECHNOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS
    Position Type
    Full Time Benefits Eligible
    Scheduled Hours
    40
    Work Schedule
    EVENINGS
    Work Days
    MON - FRI
    Work Hours
    3:30PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT
    Work Shift
    ROTATE EVERY THIRD WEEKEND
    Requisition ID
    2018-18997
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    Competent and physically able to perform all duties in CSS independently (Decontam, Assembly, Sterilization and Distribution) and fulfills all requirements for documentation to ensure the department is able to distribute high quality sterile products in an efficient manner to effectively meet the requirements of its customers.



    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Efficiently provides appropriate instrumentation for surgical procedures ensuring accuracy, proper functioning, processing, storage and usage according to scheduled and anticipated demand as measured by supervisor and end of shift inspections.
      • 1.1 Removes, assembles and sorts instruments from Washer/Sterilizes in a timely manner.
    • 2. Demonstrates ability to manage and execute the case cart picking function using proper pick sheets, adherence to standard setup, quality assurance and timely delivery of end product as measured by OR, QA and reported incidents.
      • 2.1 Through POINTS, obtains and utilizes proper DPC sheets for case cart preparation function and demonstrates thorough understanding of DPC sheet accuracy based upon scheduled case type. Consults supervisor or Tech II resource person when required.
    • 3. Processes user requests with a high degree of accuracy in an efficient and courteous manner as measured by supervisor observation and OR staff follow up.
      • 3.1 Answers the telephone (using head set) identifying the department in a pleasant and courteous manner within three (3) rings, as observed by the supervisor or Tech II.
    • 4. Manages information received or required during the daily course of activities as observed by the supervisor and Tech. II.
      • 4.1 Demonstrates knowledge of machine alarms and warning mechanisms and responds accordingly.
    • 5. Performs the sterilization procedure in a timely and accurate manner ensuring strict adherence to all documentation requirements as measured by daily supervisory QA of sterilization function at beginning and end of shift.
      • 5.1 Performs daily biological testing of steam sterilizers on each steam autoclave. The daily biological is performed separate from any load containing implants.
    • 6. Efficiently and accurately assembles and packages instruments and supplies in preparation and packaging area of CSS according to priority needs and daily assignment as measured by Supervisor, daily worksheets and supervisor end of shift rounds.
      • 6.1 Utilizes inventory and assignment information and interprets needs for single instruments, according to processing need.
    • 7. Demonstrates ability to manage and perform decontamination process to prevent transference of organisms to the sterile area of CSS as observed by the supervisor and Tech II staff and as measured by end of shift inspections.
      • 7.1 Checks 3rd floor for case carts and removes used case carts from elevator and sorts instruments and supplies accordingly.
    • 8. Adheres to established department production standards for instrumentation case care production, decontamination, sterilization, and preparation and packaging area as measured by supervisor, worksheet, end of shift inspection and customer feedback.
      • 8.1 Produces kits by priority at a consistent production rate that meets or exceeds the department standard (see production chart).

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION

     

    High school graduate or equivalent.

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    Requires six (6) months of experience employed as a central service technician in a health care facility prior to January 1, 2016, or a certified registered central service technician credential administered by IAHCSMM or a certified sterile processing and distribution technician credential administered by CBSPD. Must be competent and physically able to perform all duties in CSS independently (Decontam, Assembly, Sterilization and Distribution). No current written disciplinary actions. Meet or exceed production standards. Applicants with no experience or certification must obtain a certified registered central service technician credential administered by IAHCSMM or a certified sterile processing and distribution technician credentialed administered by CBSPD within 24 months of hire.

     

    SPECIAL SKILLS

     

    Knowledge of Operating Room surgical instrumentation and Quality Assurance practices. Ability to assemble all CSS, One Day surgery and Main Operating Room surgical instrumentation. Possess excellent knowledge of CSS operations. Must have excellent knowledge of sterilization equipment and sterility assurance practices. Must demonstrate proficiency in biological monitoring, testing of sterilization equipment and all required forms of documentation and record keeping. Must be able to solve problems utilizing excellent communication skills and medical terminology skills in potentially stressful situations.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMAND

     

    Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds repetitively. Majority of tasks require ability to push, pull, bend and stand throughout 8 hour shifts and perform fine hand manipulations.

     

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