Henrico Doctors Hospital is a 340-bed community hospital offering a full range of healthcare services. We specialize in heart and stroke care, women`s health, orthopedics and groundbreaking diagnostic imaging. We`re also a national trendsetter in kidney transplants through the Virginia Transplant Center and as part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery, we lead the state in minimally-invasive procedures with daVinci robotic-assisted surgeries.
SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for preparing OR surgical case carts, decontamination, assembly and sterilization of reprocessable supplies, equipment and surgical instruments in compliance with good hospital practice standards under direct or indirect supervision. Will be responsible to know all modalities of sterilization as well as monitoring of the sterilization process. Staffing plan requires CSP personnel to work between all processing areas as well as rotate to all shifts and work holidays and weekends. Will work with instrument management system and other related technology.
1.Follows proper procedure to clean and decontaminate instruments, trays, supplies, and equipment received from patient care areas.
2.Reports any unsafe conditions, defective or missing instruments and/or equipment immediately to the supervisor or designee and removes such item(s) from processing or returning to service.
3.Properly operates cleaning and sterilization equipment, such as, cart washers, sonic cleaners, washers, sterilizers, and heat-sealing units.
4.Demonstrates proper knowledge and understanding of all chemicals, detergents, and other cleaning and/or disinfecting agents used in the department.
5.Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skill in assembly of trays and peel packs, to include identification of contents, internal chemical indicators, lot control numbers, wrapping, labeling and methods of sterilization.
6.Monitors and documents according to procedure all required information for each sterilization load and sterilizer.
7.Required to participate in the department Quality Improvement Plan, as needed. Quality Improvement responsibilities include but not limited to, biological spore testing, documentation, and recording results in all types of sterilization methods. (i.e. Steam, Flash, Steris, Sterrad, and ETO sterilization)
8.Appropriately handles all sterilized items when placing them in storage and identify any breaks in the integrity of the package. This includes trays, instruments, and disposable sterile supplies.
9.Re-stocks shelves in Sterile Storage and other areas to maintain defined PAR levels of all supplies, instrument trays, and other items maintained in inventory.
10.Uses proper procedure to fill case carts according to Surgical Schedule and procedure specific Preference Cards.
11.Transports clean and soiled case carts between the operating rooms and Sterile Processing. Transports additional instrumentation as needed between Peri-operative Services and CSP areas.
12.Maintains cleanliness and appropriate supply levels at workstations in all areas of department.
13.Participates in orientation of new sterile processing personnel.
14.Follows departmental procedures regarding documentation and tracking of instruments, trays, equipment and general workload.
15.Follows organizational wide and unit specific safety, security and infection control standards.
16.Must successfully complete National or International Certification as Sterile Processing Technician (with 18 months of employment). After certification is obtained, independently maintain certification credentials through continuing educational credits or recertification testing.
17.Participates in required education programs, orientation and training courses to maintain competency in job skills, knowledge and equipment through such things as in-services, etc.
18.Respects the rights, privacy and property of others at all times, including confidential information of patients, according to administrative policies and applicable laws and regulations.
19.Performs any other related tasks as deemed necessary for the successful operations of the department.
Our surgical and endoscopic services include:
- 24/7 on-site anesthesia coverage
- 18 operating rooms
- Full range of surgical services
- Intraoperative MRI
- Minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgical program
- daVinci robotic surgical program
- Outpatient surgery center
- Private surgical nursing unit
- Neurosurgical spine care
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Comprehensive breast surgery program
- Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery
- Virginia Transplant Center