Overview: Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory Nursing Support professional. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory University Orthopedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
We’re looking for passionate nursing support professionals who are ready to join a team that’s redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcare is on the frontline of care in our hospitals and operate with a full complement of specialties and the ability to care for medically complex patients.
We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.
Are YOU ready to join us? Description: JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of a preceptor/trainer, responsible to learn the basics of decontamination, instrumentation, identification, sterilization concepts and preparation of Operating Room Case Carts. Receive, unload, sort, inspect, wash and process instruments and equipment for decontamination both manually and by automated means. Fill Operating Room case cart requisitions for scheduled next day cases, add-on cases and STAT cases with instruments, linen, stainless steel items, soft good supplies, etc. Wrap and label stainless steel items. Utilize the SPM Surgical Instrument Management tracking system to track instruments and case carts, provide information on instrument set assembly, etc. Inventory and restock reprocessed sterile items in sterile storage areas. Operate and perform daily maintenance of washer-disinfectors, cart washer and cart elevators. Process all surgical case carts through the cart washer after each use, process case carts asspecified and return all carts to designated areas. Unload washer-disinfector racks of decontaminated instruments and stainless steel items and place in designated areas. Issue reprocessed sterile items as needed. Retrieve used surgical case carts as needed. Maintain assigned work area in a clean and organized manner following written departmental housekeeping policy. Receive, unload, sort, inspect, wash and process instruments and equipment for decontamination both manually and by automated means. Answer telephone calls as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School or GED required. Must commit to enroll in a Sterile Processing Technician Certification program. Upon Completion of Sterile Processing Trainee program must complete certification within 6 months. Computer skills preferred. Must have the ability to read, comprehend and follow simple verbal instructions. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, including decimals and fractions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk, see and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, push and/or pull up to 300 pounds on a cart or carriage.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to biohazardous material, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.