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Hennepin County Medical Center Central Processing Tech II in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 484 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics in Minneapolis and in suburban communities. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation. SUMMARY Hennepin Healthcare has a current opening for a Central Processing Tech II in our Central Processing department. This part-time (0.9 FTE) will work rotating evenings, nights, and every third weekend. Under limited supervision, performs work in a technical support position involving sterile processing and dispensing of supplies and equipment needed for patient care. Ensures departmental standards for quality and productivity are maintained. Performs sterile processing and distribution functions within the Central Processing Department. Implements and abides by Customer Service Standards. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. RESPONSIBILITIES Collect, receive, and decontaminate soiled medical instruments and re-processable items Correctly identify, disassemble, reassemble, and inspect routine and specialty surgical instrument trays Fill and distribute rush, stat, and walk in requests for sterile supplies Sort inspect, assemble package, and label re-processable items for sterile supplies Sterilize packs, trays instruments, equipment, liquids, and other re-processable items from nursing stations, clinics, and operating rooms High-level disinfection of complex scopes Dispose of waste and soiled linen Clean, check and/or operate equipment that is used for the reprocessing supplies (washer, sterilizer, steam and gas sterilizers, aerators, sonic cleaners, and pasteurizer washer) Retrieves unused sterile supplies and instrumentation from the OR after procedures and returns them to stock on shelves in the sterile processing area Performs manual cleaning of case carts Performs sterilization/ decontamination procedures in accordance with departmental protocols, regulatory guidelines, and industry standards as outlined in department procedures Inspects, assembles, and packages items according to departmental procedures and accepted industry standards Initiates and performs sterilization quality assurance processes, interprets quality assurance results, and documents those results in accordance with Joint Commission, departmental procedures and accepted industry standards May perform in the capacity of a senior technical and/or subject matter expert in several areas including (but not limited to) mentoring new and less senior staff, understanding regulatory and compliance standards that affect the work of the department, serving as a resource to staff with more complex work-related questions, etc Fills supply, instrument, and equipment requests, both routine and non-routine, according to departmental procedures. Organizes and maintains records pertinent to inventory management. Initiates ordering and charging mechanisms as required Maintains department records, logs, reports, and files as required by Joint Commission, OSHA, HCMC, and CPD departmental policy Delivery and retrieval of clean and dirty instruments and equipment as needed/requested Operate, maintain and evaluate the performance of all steam and gas autoclaves as needed to comply with Joint Commission standards Restock the "alert orange" cart. Keeps work area neat and clean Can competently perform Central Processing (CP) Technician II responsibilities as well as: Assists with the resolution of work related issues May check the work of CP Techs I and II May coordinate resources May mentor and train new CPD employees Answers a variety of requests for information both