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Posted on: June 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Surgical Technician Intern, Part time, Stormont Vail HealthCare, Topeka, KS.

A Brief Overview

  • The Surgical Tech 1 is a learning, mentored member of the Sterile Processing team that works in collaboration with his/her assigned team members to assist with preparing surgical instrumentation and equipment for use. The Surgical Tech 1 functions within his/her level of expertise and under the immediate direction of his/her assigned sterile processing team member. The Surgical Tech 1 is responsible for decontamination, preparing, packaging and sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment for all departments serviced by Sterile Processing.

Education Qualifications

  • High School Diploma / GED Currently enrolled in the first semester of an accredited Surgical Technician Program (documented). Required

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrates ability to listen and respond appropriately. (Required proficiency)
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and willingness to learn. (Required proficiency)
  • Demonstrates professional behavior. (Required proficiency)

What you will do

  • Demonstrates proper knowledge and understanding of all chemicals, detergents, and other cleaning and/or disinfecting agents used in the department.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skill in assembly of trays and peel packs, to include identification of contents, internal chemical indicators, lot control numbers, wrapping, labeling and methods of sterilization.
  • Re-stocks shelves in Sterile Storage and other areas to maintain defined Par levels of all supplies, instrument trays and other items maintained in inventory.
  • Answers phones and follows through on phone and other requests for surgical supplies and instrumentation.
  • Prep and Packaging.
  • Record keeping and reporting procedures completed for each shift.
  • Precautions and actions for steam, ETO and Sterrad sterilization.
  • Biological testing procedures.
  • Instrument/Set and Equipment identification.
  • Equipment operation.
  • Inventory procedures.
  • Case cart picking procedures.
  • Decontamination.
  • Equipment and Instrument cleaning procedures.
  • Maintains a clean, professional and safe work area.
  • Communicates process or equipment problems immediately to Manager.

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