High school graduate or equivalent.
Proficiency and understanding of medical terminology that accompanies the SPD department.
Must have a Sterile Processing & Distribution Certification.
CBSPD or IAHCSMM Certification.
Excellent interpersonal skills with nursing, hospital staff and outside vendors.
Provides feedback and follow-up in a timely manner.
Standing or walking most of the day. Sufficient mobility and strength to move throughout department and lift heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. Pushing and pulling sterilizer carriages, case carts and wire supply carts. Heavy lifting or bending associated with decontaminating soiled instruments, laundry placement and garbage from the Operating Room.
May be exposed to ethylene oxide, blood, sharp objects, infectious diseases and extreme heat from autoclaves. Maybe required to wear personal protection equipment for lengthy periods of time.