Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
A Central Sterile Processing Technician, Certifie d is responsible forcleaning, decontamination, assembly, and high-level disinfection of allreusable medical instrumentation. Maintains high stan dards consistencyand continuous product flow between the OR and Sterile Processing.Responsible for maintaining adequate supply levels in sterile storagearea, rotating stock as appropriate pulling case carts for the d ailysurgical schedule.
Cleans, deconta minates, assembles, and disinfects scope trays andequipment following es tablished tray lists and manufacturesrecommendations.Maintains communica tion with customersand departments regardingrequests and delivery of st erile supplies.Promotes best practiceby demonstrating a commitment to q uality patientcare.Performs assigned duties to maintain unit in a state of survey readinessand maintain quality initiatives. For example quality control measures,emergency equipment checks, and department cleanliness .Uses the computerized instrument tracking system in the performance ofa ssigned duties, obtaining instrument count sheets, obtaining specialhand ling instructions for instrumentation documenting sterilizationloads, an d other assigned tasks.Adheres to unitprograms to support patient care such as maintaining aquiet environment and customer service.Efficient an d punctual distribution of case carts, equipment, and statsupplies to th e OR and Maintain sterility and or cleanliness accordingto hospital prot ocol.Maintain accuratelog for equipment out forrepair.Tests operationa l efficiency of Instrumentation prior to reprocessingand reports problem s to appropriate leadership.Maintains a clean and orderly central proces sing area (e.g. shelves,counters, equipment)May assist with teaching of new hires and work as resource person forother staff as well as other un its in hospital.Performs other related duties incidental to the work des cribed herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Employees hired before 2/18/19 are not required to have high school diploma or equivalent.
No experience required beyond certification.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Certification required as CSPDT (CBSPD) or CRCST (IAHCSMM)
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