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Central Services Tech Sterile Processing Per Diem

  • Job ID 2005019992
  • Date posted 06/29/2020
  • Facility John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital

JFK Memorial Hospital has provided medical care to residents in the Coachella Valley since 1966. A group of physicians, including Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, founded the hospital and today one of JFK s cross streets is named in his honor. Originally called Indio Community Hospital, JFK has grown to a 145-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Tenet Healthcare California. It offers a variety of services, including: Emergency care 24/7 Orthopedic and joint replacement services using emerging technology Cardiovascular services Maternity care and pediatric services Ambulatory surgery center Imaging services Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

Demonstrates knowledge of the step-by-step process for instrument sterilization. Displays dexterity in the handling of all instrumentation. Anticipates instrumentation/equipment required on a daily basis as well as what is needed for the next days cases. Utilizes and understands clean and aseptic technique. Maintains pressure stockings and K-thermia warming blankets.

Maintains instrumentation by proper cleaning care utilization, and sterilization as required. Instrumentation/equipment turnover for "to follow" cases is efficient and consistent with appropriate time frames. Makes recommendations to Charge Nurse/Director of Procurement and maintenance of equipment. Monitors the proper functioning of the Autoclave (sterilizer), required temperature reached, full cycle completed and test indicator present. Thoroughly cleans all instruments prior to sterilization to assure no debris is left on instrument prior to putting into sterilizer. Demonstrates the ability to identify malfunctioning sterilizers through interpretation of test results. Assembles a wide variety of instrument sets ensuring accuracy, including listing missing instruments and signing the instrument set list according to protocol as assigned. Assembles instruments and places on appropriate trays. Has ability to decontaminate, assemble and wrap instruments and trays for sterilization. Maintains Hospital educational and compliance requirements annually.

Accurately performs quality control checks on instruments and equipment. Performs duties with an awareness of cost containment. Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions. Takes initiative to recognize and report appropriate areas of concern. Able to organize, plan and set priorities and complete assignments with minimal assistance and within designated work hours. Serves as role model and resource for new staff in the department.


Effective written and verbal communication skills

Ability to prioritize tasks independently

Work cooperatively with a wide variety of team members

Sterile Processing Certification preferred

Valid drivers license


Job: Surgery/Surgical
Primary Location: Indio, California
Facility: John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate

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