Responsible for the cleaning, processing and wrapping of sterile and unsterile supplies and equipment in accordance with Standard of Practice and Department Policy/Procedure. Cleans and processes flexible endoscopes according to manufacturer’s guidelines and in accordance to recognized infection control standards.
Uses Quality Improvement standards and monitors to improve performance.
Reports any equipment malfunction according to departmental policy and procedure
Assists with completion of additional departmental projects
Takes responsibility for informing Charge Nurse of any self-assessed learning needs
Once oriented, demonstrates self-motivation and understanding of job duties/responsibilities
Consistently communicates concerns and ideas to management
Completes work assignments prior to the end of shift
Obtains and is responsible for information presented in staff meeting when unable to attend.
Records and maintains documentation regarding solutions used for disinfection.
Records and maintains documentation regarding the mechanized processing cycles of endoscopes
Communicates incoming and outgoing messages to appropriate personnel, keeps Charge Nurse and unit staff informed of all instruments and equipment out for repair by using the communications board
Observes universal precautions
Maintains a clean, organized work area.
Maintains open communication with the staff and management regarding instrumentation, supplies and other unit activities
Transports specimens to the lab
Maintains the segregation between contaminated and clean articles
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
High school graduate; Some experience preferred
Prefer one year’s experience in cleaning, packaging and processing of sterile supplies or demonstrated knowledge of infection control.
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