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Job Description

Demonstrates knowledge of: Decontamination of instruments; Use of washer sterilizer and ultrasonic cleaner; Loading of trays and materials for sterilization and sterilization cycle verification; Assembly and packaging of instruments and instrument trays; and Monitoring of sterilization for quality assurance with the aim of protecting patients from infections


Essential Functions

  • Operates Decontamination equipment according to established Policy and Procedures and Manufacturer guidelines.  Decontaminates and cleans instruments and equipment adhering to hospital policies for universal precautions.
  • Inspects instruments and equipment to insure proper functioning, and notifies supervisor of unserviceable items.
  • Assembles and wraps trays for sterilization following established procedures for completeness, labeling, and documentation.
  • Loads and operates sterilizers according to established policies and procedures, documents the contents and processing information according to departmental policy.
  • Performs quality assurance monitors and documentation for sterilization, including Bowie Dick, biological testing, chemical indicators, according to established policies and procedures.
  • Communicates in timely manner with end user departments when sterilization or supplies are delayed or when a delay is anticipated so that alternative measures can be implemented to support other department’s requirements for sterile instruments or supplies.
  • Performs assigned cleaning duties as scheduled to insure a clean and orderly environment.
  • Accurately completes inventory lists for trays and surgeon preference cards, signs, and dates.
  • Responds to requests from OR rooms with urgency and by priority.
  • Anticipates OR nurses needs to prevent any problems from occurring.
  • Writes self-evaluation and is able to recognize areas for growth and improvement.  Participates with SPD Manager to plan realistic goals.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities for departmental and section specific processes.
  • Exercises authority when appropriate, recognizing needs and directing activities to departmental advantage. Uses initiative to resolve problems with appropriate action and follow through, including documentation for Performance Improvement.
  • Consistent scanning in SPM.
  • Consistent log-in/log-out of systems, including but not limited to SPM.
  • Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Job Qualifications


Required: Responsible for care, cleaning, handling and reprocessing of instruments and equipment. Knowledgeable of instrumentation blood and body fluid precautions, disinfection techniques and

methods of sterilization.. Responsible for providing coordination and assembly of surgery case carts. The processes include instrument and inventory management, restocking, proactive identification of instrument needs, gathering of items needed for a specific case and assist with operating room sterilization processes. Knowledge of supplies, instrumentation, disinfection techniques and methods of sterilization. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of HOI’s policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. Supports Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s mission and vision. At least 18 months experience and responsible for teaching current and new staff.  Supervises in Sterilization. Responsible for scheduling shift coverage in sterilization dept. for day to day surgical schedule, participate with the department manager in evaluations of Instrument techs Level I, II and III.


Education, Training and Experience


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.  Knowledge of surgical terminology, instrumentation, and supplies.  Basic computer skills.  Sterile processing experience.



Preferred: IAHCSMM certification


Skills or Other Qualifications


Required: Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection prevention.  Ability to follow instructions and knowledge of section specific test information and instrumentation may be required.


About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Located on the bayside bluffs overlooking Newport Beach, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian stands atop the list of the finest medical facilities in Southern California. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 511-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital that provides a quality work environment and quality lifestyle. This unique combination provides an enriching environment like no other.

A quality work environment and quality lifestyle enables our nurses to chart a satisfying course for every area of their lives - professional, family, friends and personal pursuits. Along with Hoag's commitment and family-oriented approach to providing the highest quality patient care, there is an indisputable pride in the way we fulfill our healing mission.

We invite you to be a part of the dynamic and rewarding career opportunities available at our top-rated medical facility, while enjoying the added luxury of the renowned Southern California lifestyle.

Take a look inside and we believe you'll see why there is no place like Hoag.

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