Sterile Processing Tech I – Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.

Position Requirements:

~High School diploma, or equivalent.
~1 year related experience required.(Surgical Tech. Sterile Processing Tech or Scope Tech. etc)
~Previous experience in handling medical equipment and medical supplies preferred.
~Able to print Surgery Schedule and Surgeon Preference lists independently.
~Speaks clearly, write legibly, and ability to pronounce medical supply and equipment names.
~Ability to follow directions from Lead Tech or Manager.
~Willingness to enroll in Central Service Technician class
~Central Service Technician
Certified within 18 months of hire.

~Eythlene oxide exposure.
~Ability to perform heavy lifting (approximately 30~40 Lbs.).
~Long periods of standing and walking.
~Little to no sitting while working.
~Frequent contact with blood and body fluids.
~TB testing yearly.
~Hepatitis testing at hire.
~Yearly blood testing for ETO exposure.
~Ability to rotate to any shift work weekends and holidays to facilitate adequate operation of department.
~Ability to respond quickly to emergency situation with full motor function.
~Strength and dexterity to handle sterilization equipment and supplies.
~Ability to physically respond to fire, trauma disaster and ETO codes.
~ Ability to handle high stress and to critically think and to follow through in emergency situations.

To provide all areas of the hospital with sterilization of instrumentation ensuring a quality product for patient care by executing established proceedures for decontamination, assembly, packaging, and sterilization.

Decontamination of Instruments and Specialty Trays
Performance of Steam Sterilization
Performance of inventory/storage/distribution functions
Performance of Plasma and Ethylene Oxide Sterilization/Aeration:
Validation of Equipment Tested
Performance of Assembly/Packing/Wrapping
Maintenance of Effective Functions in the Department

NOTE: An employee is required to to be registered with 2 years experience or completion of a college level certification class as condition of employment. Employee must be certified within 18 months of hire NOTE: Technicians are required to complete competency examination. Questions are based on departmental policy/procedure specific to plasma and ethylene oxide sterilization/aeration. This requirement must be met eight months after start date.

About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

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