Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center - Cartersville, Georgia
Maintains recommended standards for set assembly, decontamination, inspection, containerizing and
sterilizing surgical instruments in an accurate and timely manner. Performs sterilization, assembly and
storage of medical supplies and equipment. Collaborates with the Perioperative Nursing staff to provide
sterile instrument sets, equipment and case carts in an accurate and timely manner. Assists in
maintaining consistent and continuous work flow, providing superior customer service.
1. Processes instruments and equipment.
a. Orders, restocks and decontaminates sterilization equipment and instruments.
b. Collects dirty equipment and instruments.
c. Sorts, loads, unloads and decontaminates equipment and instruments according to procedures.
2. Monitors, coordinates, and facilitates sterilization process.
a. Assembles trays, basin sets, packages, instruments and equipment and prepares items for
b. Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments,
equipment and supplies appropriately.
3. Performs biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards.
4. Completes tray audits.
5. Coordinates with management in order to maintain instrument sharpening/repair schedule for all
6. Ensures specialty carts are stocked and ready for immediate use.
7. Works with managers, OR staff and surgeons to identify/implement methods to improve service.
8. Completes documentation.
9. Serves as a preceptor for peers on the central services team and new orienting employees.
10. Prepares case carts according to procedure and preference cards.
11. Serves as willing, cooperative, informative, supportive guide for new employees.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
High School graduate or GED.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
One year of Central Service Processing or Operating Room Procedure Support Technician experience or
Surg Tech experience
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Central Service Processing Technician Certification, OR Surgical Tech Certificat
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