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CS Technician

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description

No expereince needed. This position will work limited hours, as needed.

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing exceptional, quality services and goods to our customers in the clinical areas throughout Mercy Medical Center. This is achieved by cleaning and sterilizing instruments/trays to ensure patient safety. The CS Technician has expanded responsibilities in orienting new staff and uses critical thinking skills to actively troubleshoot problems occuring in the sterile processing of equipment.

Job/Position Specific Duties

Cleans and inspects instruments for cleanliness and/or damage
Assembles instrument trays
Packages and sterilizes trays, instruments, and linen
Delivers sterilized trays, instruments, and linen to floors
Picks up dirty trays and instruments from floors
Completes required testing for sterilizers and washers
Completes required documentation for Central Sterile
Assists vendors/reps as needed
Demonstrates critical thinking skills in relationship to prioritizing needs of the department and the OR.
Periodically orients new staff.
Demonstrates knowledge of and troubleshooting skills for CS and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must read, write, speak, and comprehend English fluently.

Perform simple math.

Able to work with frequent interruptions and handle multiple tasks.

Professional Experience

Prefer candidate who has completed hours required in Central Sterile to sit for certification exam.

Education

High School Diploma or GED required.

Completion of Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST) Course/Study Group preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration

Required to obtain certification as a Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician within two (2) years of start date.

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday

Reaching

Standing

Walking

Lifting

Fingering

Hearing

Repetitive motion

Balancing

Pushing

Pulling

Grasping

Feeling

Handling

Frequent = 34-66% of workday

Talking

Stooping

Occasional = 33% or less of workday

Sitting

Kneeling

Crouching

Climbing

Physical Demand Requirements

Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Employment Type

PRN, Day, 0800-1630

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