STERILE PROCESSOR Skillsheet

DISTRIBUTION
Dispenses instruments to all nursing units upon receipt of a reprocessing requisition
                             
Delivers trays to nursing units if they are unable to obtain by notifying SPCAs
                             
Instrument Tracking
                             
Has all physicans sign for equipment taken to their office and puts slips in box
                             
Verifies all items taken to office and notifying all appropriate personnel
                             
Responds immediately to STAT requests for equipment, instruments and/or supplies
                             
Maintains supplies in CVL, ER, OB units by making rounds twice a day
                             
Returns to appropriate units all items in reprocessing that belong to that unit when rounds are made
                             
Returns from nursing unit the returnable instrument trays when making rounds
                             
EQUIPMENT
Operates Processing Machinery
                             
Ultrasound Cleaning Machine
                             
Gravity Displacement Sterilizer
                             
Heat Sealers and Cart Washer
                             
Check Sterilizers/Documen Temperature
                             
Perform Daily Maintenance on cleaning and sterilizing equipment
                             
Reports equipment malfunction and damage
                             
Knowledge of all patient equipment in department
                             
After use equipment is cleaned according to procedure and replaces disposable items
                             
After equipment has been used check it for safe and proper function (worn, broken, frayed, loose)
                             
Knows procedure for repair of non-functioning equipment and reporting malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate personnel
                             
Knowledge of all specialized equipment able to disassemble, reassemble and process all specialized equipment according to procedures (All scopes and Orthopedic power equipment)
                             
Decontaminiates specialized scopes according to procedure, recording all loads in proper book
                             
Processes all power equipment and scopes according to procedures in the steam and Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers
                             
Knowledge of procedure for repair of non-functioning equipment and reporting the malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate personnel
                             
Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization Washer/Decontaminator
                             
Test equipment for proper function
                             
Sterad Sterilizer
                             
Gettinger Sterilizer
                             
PROCESSING
Processing Delicate Eye Equipment
                             
Receives, washes, packages and sterilizes all instruments and trays
                             
Checks sterilizers, document temp, pressure and time cycle
                             
Perform daily maintenance on cleaning and sterilizing equipment used in department
                             
Check conditions of instruments (alignment, sharp, bent, broken)
                             
Assembles and checks trays for completeness using tray list
                             
Wraps instruments and trays according to procedure
                             
Packages single instruments using heat-sealing unit
                             
Inspects wraps for holes, tears, contamination moisture before and after sterilization
                             
Maintain a record for all autoclave loads in proper log book
                             
Sets up and uploads carts for sterilization according to procedure
                             
Autoclaves all loads according to procedure
                             
Repossesses contaiminated instrument sets, instruments and equipment
                             
Ensures that items are re-sterilized and re-circulated as needed
                             
Fills daily requests for case carts, instruments and instrument trays on delivery schedule
                             
Ensures that aseptic techniques are used in handling all sterile supplies and trays whether reusable or not
                             
Reports shortage of equipment supplies and implants from tray to appropriate personnel
                             
Maintains and rotates disaster cart supplies
                             
Check inventory and replenishes used items on crash cart
                             
STERILITY ASSURANCE
Assigns sterilization data and loads #s to all contents of loads that day according to procedures
                             
Maintains a record of all loads run in both steam and Hydrogen Peroxide sterilizers
                             
Maintains a record of all items decontaminated according to procedures
                             
Uses chemical monitors to ensure sterilization effectiveness and ues the appropriate sterilization method
                             
Maintains accurate blood culture, sterilize and sterilization record
                             
Rotates instruments and instrument ray on shelves
                             
Maintain record of instruments issued to and returned by nursing floors
                             
Records all loads run in the proper log book recording all necessary information
                             
Ensures that reprocessing area and all storage areas are sanitary and organized
                             
Prepare Requisitions
                             
Verifies supplies received from stores against the order requisiton
                             
Receives linens and maintains the daily lines inventory. Inspect, folds and shelves according to size and type
                             
Records loss of equipment and supplies
                             
Reports discrepancies between order placed and received
                             
Stores all supplies in their appropriate area
                             
Wraps and processes a variety of linen packs
                             
Assembles and wraps stock supplies when time, according to procedures
                             
Autoclaves all supplies and utilities according to procedure
                             
Participates in periodic inventories of supplies
                             
Stores all linens in appropriate area
                             
Notifies ancillary department and nursing units when supplies are ready
                             
Participates in supply and equipment in-service sessions and helps educate staff in use of new and existing procedures