The vision: Through Native Self-Determination and Culturally Relevant Health Systems, we strive to be the healthiest people.
At the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) we administer a comprehensive healthcare system throughout 58 rural communities with a mission of Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health.
YKHC serves 58 federally-recognized Tribes and operates 41 Village Clinics. Our five larger communities are served by five Sub-Regional Clinics. All communities in our service area are served by the 55 bed regional hospital in Bethel.
For more information about our hospital or the region please visit
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation - We Strive to be the Healthiest People (www.ykhc.org)
Position Summary: (Sterile Processing Technician I): Under direct/indirect supervision follows approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedures. Collects, cleans, decontaminates, disinfects, and/or sterilizes surgical instruments, trays and packs, reusable medical devices and patient care equipment for Inpatient Nursing and Clinics. Inventories, restocks, and distributes instruments, reusable medical equipment and medical supplies to all service areas. Works a majority of time in a Sterile Processing Department cleaning, preparing, assembling, sterilizing, preparing packs, instruments, and trays for all service areas. Will process operating room instruments. May assist in departmental in-services and training.
Work time is split between Scrub Tech duties and Sterile Processing.
(Scrub Technician Duties): A technician who performs varied duties as an integral surgical team member under the direction of the RN. Participates in the full spectrum of surgical, diagnostic, and manipulative procedures; and plans, organizes, and prepares for the technical needs of the surgical procedure. Performs preoperative procedures such as selection and placement of appropriate surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment; to scrub and provide instruments, sutures, and other sterile supplies during surgical procedures Performs routine scrub as well as specifically delegated duties according to AORN standards and established policies and procedures of the Department of Surgery
Completion of surgical technician program or equivalent experience. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of surgical principles, including aseptic techniques and universal precautions throughout all phases of operative procedures. Previous OR Scrub Tech experience preferred.
Minimum Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent. One-year experience in a medical setting required.
Minimum Experience: Completion of surgical technician program or equivalent experience. Previous OR Scrub Tech experience preferred.
License, Certification, Registration: None required.
Equipment/Tools: Responsible to learn to distinguish all equipment dealt with in Surgery.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge or willingness to learn sterilization procedures, equipment, instruments, wrapping and repackaging of instruments. Knowledge or willingness to learn inventory system and maintain adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment within the surgical department.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
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