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Central Supply/Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician

Frontline National
San Antonio, Texas, United States
February 16, 2018
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Frontline National is currently seeking Central Sterile Supply Technicians for full time opportunities in San Antonio, Texas. Please apply online or contact a recruiter directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about these great opportunities

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Job Duties, including but not limited to:

-Assist with decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, sterilization, storage and issuing of medical/surgical instrument sets, instruments and supplies.

-Provide wards, clinics and other users with sterile supplies and other SPD issued items.

-Process instrument sets delivered from wards and clinics and reissue them as required.

-Maintain established supply levels and rotation of supplies.

-Clean the SPD work areas per SPD standard operating procedures.

-Issue SPD supplies to sections and outpatients and properly complete hand receipts.

-Check supplies processed in SPD for expiration and proper packaging.

-Assist with the issuing, exchange and restocking of Crash Carts.

-Deliver broken medical items to Medical Maintenance.

-Receive supplies from logistics (100% inventory of supplies). Check medical supplies for serviceability. Assist with function check of sterilization equipment, and fold linen.

-Issue outpatient medical supplies to patients, and properly complete paperwork in the outpatient room.

-Assemble surgical case carts as directed by the daily operating room schedule or by request from the operating room service.

-Operate sterilizers, washer/sterilizers, sonic baths, sterrad sterilizers, cart washers, and other equipment items crucial to the processing of surgical sets and supplies.

-Maintain required SPD specific documentation to include sterilizer logs, equipment issue logs, case cart and crash cart documentation.

-Assemble case carts with surgical instrumentation and supplies for operating room and clinic use.

-Receive, disassemble and inspect reusable medical devices and surgical instrumentation for damage.

-Receive and dispose of regulated medical waste, general waste, and soiled linen.

-Comply with OSHA regulations governing the wearing of personal protective equipment at all times when working in the decontamination area.

-Determine the correct method of decontamination to include the following: removal of blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other gross contaminants. Decontamination methods shall include wiping, soaking, rinsing, scrubbing, and using ultrasonic and waster decontamination/sterilizer equipment.

-Examine all items after decontamination/pre-sterilization procedures to ensure that gross contaminants have been removed and that instruments function properly.

-Ensure that all medical devices and surgical instrumentation are properly labeled and identified.

-Assemble and prepare the full range of specialty trays and instrument sets. Select correct wrapping or packaging material for medical devices and surgical instrument sets. Select correct wrapping or packaging material for medical devices and surgical instrument sets, select sterilization process in accordance with standard facility procedure to include: Ethylene Oxide (ETO) or Steam Sterilization. Correctly label, seal, wrap or place in rigid containers items with appropriate chemical indicator tape, and aerate gas sterilized items for the correct period of time.

-Receive sterilized trays, sets, and equipment from the sterilizer, check for integrity of sterilization (i.e. color changes on indicator tapes, external and internal indicators, and dampness of packages); stock and properly store sterile items in sterile storage room in accordance with facility procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of the following:

-Completion of a Central Sterile Supply training course

Experience: Candidates must have the following experience:

-Must have a minimum of one (1) year within the last three (3) years as a Central Sterile Supply Technician or Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician


-National Background Investigation

-Must be authorized to work in the US

License/Certification and Training:

-Current certification by the International Association of Healthcare Central Services Materials Management OR current certification by the National Institute of Health Care Sterile Processing And Distribution Personnel for Central Sterile Supply Technician or Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician


-Normally work 32-40 hours per week on rotating shifts to support a 7-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day operation to include Federal holidays and weekend coverage Sunday through Saturday. Below is an example of the most common shift times consisting of 8/10/12-hour shifts with a non-paid 30- minute lunch or dinner break. The maximum number of shift hours to be scheduled in a 24-hour period is 12. The Government maintains the right to make changes to meet operational needs:

Day Shift (1st): 0645 – 1515

Evening Shift (2nd): 1445 – 2315

Night Shift (3rd): 2245 – 0715

Midmorning Shift (4th): 1045 – 1915

Weekend-1: 0645 – 1915

Weekend-2: 1845 – 0715