Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
A Central Sterile Processing Technician, Non-Cert ified is responsiblefor cleaning, decontamination, assembly, and high-le vel disinfection ofall reusable medical instrumentation. Maintains high standardsconsistency and continuousproduct flow between the OR and Ster ileProcessing. Responsible for maintaining adequate supply levels inster ile storage area, rotating stock as appropriate pulling case cartsfor th e daily surgical schedule.
Cleans, dec ontaminates, assembles, and disinfects scope trays andequipment followin g established tray lists and manufacture'srecommendations.Maintains comm unication with customers and departments regardingrequests and delivery of sterile supplies.Promotes best practice by demonstrating a commitment to quality patientcare.Performs assigned duties to maintain unit in a s tate of survey readinessand maintain quality initiatives. For example qu ality control measures,emergency equipment checks, and department cleanliness.Uses the computerized instrument tracking system in the performanc e ofassigned duties, obtaining instrument count sheets, obtaining specia lhandling instructions for instrumentation documenting sterilizationload s, and other assigned tasks.Adheresto unit programs to support patient care such as maintaining aquiet environment and customer service.Efficie nt and punctual distribution of case carts, equipment, and statsupplies to the OR and Maintain sterility and or cleanliness accordingto hospital protocol.Maintain accurate log for equipment out for repair.Tests opera tional efficiency of Instrumentation prior to reprocessingand reports pr oblems to appropriate leadership.Maintains a clean and orderly central p rocessing area (e.g. shelves,counters, equipment)Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, S kills and Abilities
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Employees hired before 2/18/19 are not required to have high school diploma or equivalent.
Previous experience working in a healthcare environment preferred. Working knowledge of computer required. Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and care/cleaning strongly preferred; knowledge of sterile techniques preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Certification in Sterile Processing and/or Technology required within 2 years of hire date -CSPDT (CBSPD) or CRCST (IAHCSMM). Employees hired before 2/18/2019 are not required to obtain certification.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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