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Lompoc Valley Medical Center Central Services/Instrument Technician in Lompoc, California

Position Summary:

· This position reports to the Director of Surgical Services.

· Maintains operating room and central service department in sterilizing supplies and equipment used in the care of patients.

· Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice.

· Remains flexible to changing systems.

· Responsible for decontamination of instruments, reassembly of instrumentation and the sterilization process in the OR and Central Services.

· Treats patients, families, visitors, peers and physicians with consideration and respect.

· Works well under stress or with tight deadlines.

· Communicates concerns appropriately using the established chain of command.

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

· Demonstrates knowledge to assess OR's sterile supplies and ensures appropriate inventory levels are being maintained.

· Maintains ability to perform competencies within the central service area.

· Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

· Is able to interpret data about the patient's status to identify each patient's age specific needs and to provide the care and supplies needed appropriate to the patient's age group.

· Sets up sterile trays and sterilizes.

· Demonstrates the ability to function as a team member within the unit and the department.

Position Qualifications:

· Education: High school Diploma or Equivalent, Certified

· Experience: Any combination of training, education and work experience that demonstrates the ability to satisfactorily perform the duties and responsibilities for the position. Typical qualifying experience is 6 months experience as a Nurse's Assistant or O.R. Technician.

· Certifications: CPR, Certified Central Service Technician.

· LVMC reserves the right to modify the minimum requirements depending on the needs of the organization.

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