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Sterile Processing Technician

Company: Ansible Government Solutions
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently seeking Sterile Processing Technicians (SPT) to support operations at various VA locations in the Pueblo, CO area. Selected SPTs could be called upon to work in a range settings, to include an Acute Care Facility, Community Living Center, or a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). SPTs work in decontamination, sterilization, examination, assembly, packaging, receiving, storing, and distribution of supply items to wards, clinic units, and Operating Rooms throughout the healthcare system.
Full-time, Part-time, and Per Diem candidates are considered for this position. Various schedules are available.**

Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Federal customers with solutions in many arenas. Our customers face wide-ranging challenges in the fields of national security, health care, and information technology. To address these challenges, we employ intelligent and committed staff who take care of our customers' success as if it is their own.

Responsibilities
Decontamination: Provide all services, knowledge, and experience in removing gross contamination by soaking in a germicide, washing with a detergent-blood solvent, scrubbing with a brush and scouring powder, rinsing in tap and then distilled water or washing in a washer-sterilizer or ultrasonic unit. Pre-sterilizes biological contamination before handling. Decontaminates all reusable supplies and equipment. Determines methods for decontamination, disinfection, and/or sterilization of instruments and/or equipment, packages item or assembles sets or trays.
Examines condition of supply items: Experience with visually examining items for damage, deterioration, or imperfections such as rust, pitting, and cracks.
Assembles/packages/wraps/sterilizes supply items: Knowledge or experience in packaging individual items or assembling items into sets or trays. Assembles trays or sets according to guides and in a logical manner, permitting effective sterilization. Determines appropriate method of sterilization and attaches chemical indicator tape to package. Sterilizes items comparing control tests to determine that correct parameters (e.g. time, temperature, and pressure) were obtained. Removes items from pre-sterilizers and determines type of tray or set to assemble based on recognition of key items and the operating room or clinic schedules. Examines items to ensure that gross contamination has been removed. Assembles sets and trays by selecting appropriate tray, lining it with a towel, and arranging instruments in the tray in the correct manner. Strives for a logically arranged package that will permit effective penetration of the sterilizing medium. Places devices in the tray, selects correct wrapping for the tray, and wraps and labels tray. Selects correct sterilizing medium and cycles and operates sterilizer. Aerates gas-sterilized items for correct period of time. Monitors operation of sterilizer with prescribed tests.
Distributes supply items to wards, clinic units, or Operating Rooms: Knowledge of distributing items according to established requirements, special requests or as requisitioned. Fills requests for items based on daily schedules of needs or on individual requisitions. Performs daily inventories of wards or units supply areas and replenishes to appropriate stock levels. Consults with customers on items in short supply or out of stock, recommending possible substitutions. Sends requested items to wards and clinics via automated delivery systems. Periodically inventories stock. Maintains records on stock levels and recommends revisions in stock levels as the need for supplies changes.
Receives/stores/controls supply items stock: Knowledge of receiving new supplies, checks deliveries for quality, quantity, and price. Stores items in accordance with inventory system. Assists with inventory. Assembles and loads ward and operating room carts according to schedules and fills special and emergency requests for supplies.

Qualifications
NBSTSA CST certification, IAHCSMM CRCST certification, and/or CBSPD CSPDT certification
Holds and maintains an active BLS certification
Must be able to accomplish routine work with minimum oversight; required to perform duties on own initiative

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Keywords: Ansible Government Solutions, Pueblo , Sterile Processing Technician, Professions , Pueblo, Colorado

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