Under direct supervision, maintains recommended standards for set assembly, decontamination, inspection, containerizing and sterilization of surgical instruments. 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. May be assigned service-specific technical responsibilities, including collaborating with supervisor and Operating Room service line RN Coordinators to provide resources and services for service specific instrumentation, supplies and equipment. Assists in maintaining consistent and continuous work flow, providing superior customer service.
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Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Maintains instruments for service-specific specialties; collaborates with the CSP Supervisor and the O.R Service Line RN Coordinators (e.g. Open Heart, Neuro, Ortho, Thoracic, Vascular, GYN, GU, ENT, Eye, Dental, General, etc.)
2 Communicates with materiels management via the Central Sterile Processing management team for procurement of instrumentation specific to assigned service.
3 Coordinates with supervisor in order to maintain instrument sharpening/repair schedule for assigned service line instrumentation.
4 Decontaminates instruments, supplies and equipment according to established policies and procedures.
5 Cleans, assembles, wraps, containerizes, sterilizes and stores supplies and instrument trays.
6 Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
7 Performs biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards.
8 Reviews the daily surgical schedule with CSP supervisor and obtains instruments, supplies and equipment for scheduled and emergent procedures.
9 Assembles case carts; places instrument sets and supplies appropriately for each procedure cart.
York Hospital central sterile processing (CSP) department provides vital support via all aspects of surgical procedures. CSP is responsible for knowing, reprocessing and managing all of the instruments and sterilization methods used in order to support a 19 suite operating room, a 2-room vascular suite, 4-room cardiac catheterization suite and the obstetric surgical arenas. The department also maintains records associated with high level disinfection (HLD) of endoscopes for non-invasive cardiology along with instrument reprocessing for over 30 outlying surgical practices.
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's