Central non-Certified Technician – Surgical Services – Winter Park in Winter Park, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    11/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    272032
  • Job Function
    Patient Care Support
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital

Job Description



Central Certified Technician – Surgical Services – Winter Park

Florida Hospital Winter Park seeks to hire a Central Service Technician who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Nestled among the oak-shaded, brick-paved streets of one of the most picturesque hometowns in the country, Winter Park Memorial Hospital has continuously served the residents of Winter Park and its surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Chartered in 1951, the hospital has grown from the visionary efforts of a handful of Winter Park residents and community leaders, to a 307-bed acute care facility that is a model of community health and wellness. Over the years the hospital has continually expanded to meet the needs of the community, adding an upscale obstetrics and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place, cancer care at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Winter Park, and state-of-the-art surgery, recovery and rehabilitation at the Florida Hospital Orthopedic Institute. Together with the community we serve, we're building a model of community health and wellness for generations to come.



Work Hours/Shifts:

5/8s, Monday through Friday; 7am – 3pm



Job Summary:

The Central Service Technician is an entry level position with a planned advancement requirement to Certified Central Service Technician, CCST. The employee must successfully complete a Florida Hospital or other nationally recognized training program during the first year of employment. Under supervision of the CS Supervisor / Manager or Nurse Manager, the Central Service Technician will provide thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and / or sterilized instrument trays and equipment. Trays will be accurately assembled according to the established tray list. Works with customers to maintain adequate inventory of trays and to prioritize processing of trays as needed. Maintains specialty carts and other supplies and equipment per department specific guidelines. Responsible for use of all decontamination and sterilization equipment, can troubleshoot minor issues. Depending on department, may manage inventory and supply items for patient care areas. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, speaking and comprehending English effectively in order to carry out job requirements.
  • Ability to understand the needs of the customer and respond to them in a pro-active, courteous, professional, and efficient manner. (preferred)
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change. (preferred)
  • Ability to work under stress and deadlines. (preferred)
  • Medical terminology (preferred)
  • High school diploma or equivalent. (preferred)
  • One year of experience in an acute care hospital setting. (preferred)
  • Experience in sterile processing and materials management. (preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • N/A


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

  • Rotates assignments among various areas within the department functions including but not limited to: decontamination, surgical and other tray assembly sterilization processes, and management of supplies and equipment.
  • Properly identifies and segregates reusable items for decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization. Selects proper cleaning methods for pre-cleaning and cleaning instrumentation, power tools and equipment sent to Central Service based upon manufacturer’ instructions for use. Disassembles and inspects items for damage or missing components. Correctly and safely operates all equipment in the decontamination area ensuring that all standards for personal protective equipment and prevention of body fluid exposure are adhered to at all times.
  • Accurately assembles instruments, complex instrument sets, and other surgical items by selecting the appropriate items, trays and instruments and records information in computer monitoring system or paper instrument count sheet.
  • Selects appropriate materials and sterilization packaging for each instrument set. Aware of aseptic technique and proper wrapping of instrument trays to allow the end user to open product in an aseptic manner and produces a compact, logically arranged package which is within the proper weight limits appropriate for assured sterilization.
  • Ensures appropriate sterility indicators and lot stickers are present on all instrument sets and packages.
  • Operates complex sterilization equipment, selects the correct method of sterilization based upon manufacturers’ instructions for use (IFU).
  • Ensures all parameters for sterilization are met by reviewing and signing all sterilizer recording charts to verify the proper sterilization time, temperature, pressure, humidity and sterilant exposure. Prior to releasing items for clinical use ensures that all required biological testing has been completed.
  • Monitors sterilizer printouts and maintains records. Documents all requirements in appropriate log book and/ or computer system
  • Utilizes recall process for sterilization failures. Notifies supervisor or manager of positive result.
  • Utilizes knowledge of the sterile processing environmental controls. Reports out of range temps and humidity to engineering. Alternates between a contaminated environment and a clean environment utilizing appropriate infection prevention measures and correct use of PPE.
  • Communicates effectively with all hospital departments and with others within the department. Uses the chain of command as necessary to resolve issues.
  • Maintains knowledge base by attending in-services and department meetings.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Central Service Technician opportunity with Winter Park and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Central Service Technician, Winter Park



Position Location:  Winter Park
Job:  Patient Care Support
Organization:  Florida Hospital
Primary Location:  US-FL-Winter Park
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Entry Level
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Oct 9, 2018, 9:45:14 AM

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