Central Sterile Aide (Per Diem)

  • Exeter, NH
  • Exeter Hospital
  • Sterile Supply
  • per diem standard
  • Req #: 7878
  •  Rotating Shifts - Varied hours
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Under supervision responsible for decontamination cleaning processing and sterilization of instrumentation.

HOURS ARE AS NEEDED TO FILL IN SCHEDULE VOIDS, IE, vacation, sick calls etc...


  • High school graduate or equivalent

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Operates decontamination and disinfecting equipment according to manufacturer guidelines. Assembles and packages instruments and equipment for sterilization.
  2. Performs biological and bowie dick testing per departmental policies and procedures. Reports abnormal results to supervisor in a timely fashion.
  3. Decontaminates and processes surgical instrumentation and patient care equipment according to departmental policies and procedures.
  4. Follows event related sterility policy in daily practice.
  5. Provides operational support to the OR by responding rapidly and effectively to emergency needs; added cases and/or immediate instrumentation and patient care equipment needs.
  6. Delivery/pick up of instruments for OSC and Main OR as necessary. Assists in locating instruments as necessary.
  7. Performs morning rounds to retrieve equipment from hospital departments. Retrieves/restocks/returns code carts. Monitors non-controlled pharmaceutical agents.
  8. Cleans and processes scopes according to hospital policies and procedures and manufacturing instructions.
  9. Follows established departmental policies and procedures; objectives; quality improvement programs; safety/environment of care programs and infection control standards.
  10. Maintains a clean work environment in accordance with regulatory requirements and hospital policy; such as damp dusting horizontal surfaces; end of the day cleaning; removal of trash and laundry; cleaning equipment and cleaning of common areas.

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