CSSD Technician

Overall Job Summary

The CSSD Technician reports to the OT/CSSD/Endoscopy Department Manager. Works under the guidance of a Senior CSSD Technician/Manager within the frame work of his/her duties and responsibilities and be responsible for the smooth operation of the department.

  • Hours
    As per contract
  • Professionally Responsible To
    Head of Department
  • Reports To
    Head of Department

Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain and adhered high level of aseptic techniques practices, disinfection, sterilisation standards and processes.
  • To ensure efficient provision of decontaminated and sterile supplies for the Hospital.
  • Implementing policies and procedures designed in accordance with Accreditation Standards.
  • To ensure good communication and a happy and safe work environment.

 

Cleanliness

  • Ensure appropriate housekeeping (routine and specialized housekeeping activities) is carried out including additional maintenance cleaning as appropriate.
  • Must have sterility conscious at all time.

Management of Equipment

  • To follow the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP)/Manufacturer guidelines in care and maintenance of Steam Sterilizer, Washer Disinfector and other equipment.
  • Perform daily cleaning, Dummy Run, Bowie Dick and Biological Test for Steam Sterilizer.
  • Assist and perform weekly/monthly/yearly maintenance on all equipment in CSSD.

Decontamination

  • Perform duty as assign in the decontamination area such as collecting and receiving contaminated/used/expired items from respective department.
  • Check, document, disassembling used items and clean items by manual of mechanical technique.
  • Manage instrument used for infectious cases according to the SOP.
  • Perform daily cleaning of washer disinfector and weekly monitoring test.

Packing, Sterilization and Storage

  • Perform duties such as drying, sorting, checking, assembling and packing instrument/item received from Decontamination Room.
  • Select the appropriate sterilization cycle for each item/load, load item into the sterilizer according to the standard of practice.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are implemented and documented in regards to Sterilization procedures and test results.
  • Store sterile items in the sterile store and distribute back to the respective department.
  • Check, sterilized, supply and maintain adequate stock level of consumables.

Management of the Department

  • Participate in preparing the department for Hospital accreditation, ensuring all relevant standards and guidelines are implemented and maintain.
  • Participate to ensure adequate manpower, equipment, instrument and consumables are available for the effective and efficient management of department.
  • Attend to all incoming stock, checked and stored in the appropriate places and perform documentation.
  • Ensure that all specified items are serviced and in good working order.
  • Participate in day to day management of the team, training and performance reviews in the absence of the Senior Technician/Manager
  • Assist in checking and supervise new staffs to ensure standard of practices are maintained.
  • Participate in providing orientation for new personnel in the unit.
  • Participate in organizing the medical environment, performs support activities in patient care situations, including contingency operations and disasters.
  • To be familiar with the policy and procedure manuals of the Hospital.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Serve on Hospital committees as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a sterilization environment is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in an Operating Theatre environment is desirable.

 

Certification and Licensure

  • Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician or Certified Registered Central Service Technician

 

Behavioral Competencies

Communicates with purpose - Conveys ideas and information to groups for mutual understanding, commitment and action.

Accountability - Accepts responsibility for one's actions regardless of outcomes

Relationships - Creates and maintains partnerships based on mutual trust, respect, shared responsibility and purpose

Improve - Recommends and Implements changes to better the enterprise and position IHN as the recognized leader in all healthcare specialties

Nurture & Develop - Seeks & supports development opportunities for self & others, in order to fulfill current or future responsibilities more effectively

Go Beyond Patient Expectations - Leverages skills, caregivers, financial & business information to exceed patient expectations.