Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Department:Dena'ina Wellness Center - Facilities: Central SupplyLocation:Kenai, AK, USA
Employment Type:Full Time

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Job Title:

Material/Central Supply Technician

Revision Date:

01/22/2014

Dept./Program:

DWC Facilities

Employment Status:

Full Time

Division:

Health

FLSA Status:

Non - Exempt

Reports To:

Facilities Manager

Schedule:

40 hours/week

Supervises:

N/A

Posting Period:

 1/23/14 - Open until filled

 

Job Summary

The Central Supply Technician is responsible for processing, maintaining, and organizing instruments, equipment and supplies used in surgery and other medical procedures.  Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the Central Supply Technicians role is to effectively decontaminate, assemble and sterilize surgical equipment, supplies and instrumentation in a safe and timely manner.

 

The following duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities and ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

 

Philosophy Statement

  • Performs job duties in a manner, which is consistent with current standards for the job and with the Policies and Procedures of the Dena'ina Wellness Center.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy according to all laws and regulations.
  • Establishes and maintains a safe environment for patients, and staff.
  • Establishes, promotes, and maintains positive working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Actively participates in the Risk Management Process, and activities.
  • Actively participates in Quality Improvement and quality assurance activities.
  • Assumes responsibility for self-improvement and professional growth.
  • Conduct reflects the Organization's values, and vision, and a commitment to the Code of Conduct.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for maintaining inventory levels of instruments and equipment used by the medical providers.
  • Disbursing supplies as needed per department requests.
  • Sterilize and pre package instruments so that they are ready for use on request.
  • This role also includes support in various other areas such as inventory and supply maintenance.
  • Ensures cleanliness of the decontamination, assembly and sterilization rooms.
  • Maintains instrument, and sterilization logs.
  • Wears proper protective clothing during all phases of decontamination.
  • Monitors sterilizer time, pressure and temperature for adequate sterilization.
  • Assembles instrument sets according to established protocol.
  • Provides additional supplies for use by the medical team as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

 

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Mechanical Hazards

Chemical Hazards

Wet

Burn Hazards

 

OSHA Categories

Category I – Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue  

 

Equipment and Tools

(Complete with information required to perform essential functions of the job)

 

List Equipment used for job: computer, autoclave, procedural equipment 

List Tools: inventory software, gloves

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).

 

Experience

  • Minimum of one year of previous Central Supply experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with machines, equipment, and tools used and worked with in Central Supply.

 

License/Certification

  • Possession of a current valid Alaska State driver's license.

 

Special Skills

  • Functional knowledge of various methods used to clean, sterilize and package instruments and surgical supplies.
  • Basic knowledge of aseptic technique.
  • Knowledge of instrument names and ability to recognize malfunctioning instruments and equipment.
  • Knowledge of chemicals used to clean/process instruments and surgical supplies.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to sustain concentration over long periods of time.

This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract. 

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