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CSSD Technician Job

American Hospital Dubai

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19th Street, Dubai, 00000, AE

Job Description

Decontaminates, packages, sterilizes, stores, and distributes medical and surgical items according to Hospital policy and international standards.

  • Adheres to hospital’s and departmental’ s standards, policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to department standards and procedures, and follows American Hospital Dubai’s standards and policy and procedures, activities of daily living (e.g. hygiene needs are supported).
  • Maintains clinical and professional competency based on the latest research and established standards of practice. Completes all Unit-specific Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) Competencies within prescribed timelines.
  • Reports and documents as directed in the relevant policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates support of leadership. Encourages team decisions, and cooperation within and across departments and assists in resolving differences of opinion.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences among customers and colleagues, and demonstrates sensitivity and tolerance to cultural differences.
  • Understands the Facility Management and Safety plan.
  • Performs “on-call” duties and additional duties when required.
  • Participates in inventory counts.
  • Uses supplies in an economical manner.
  • Maintains a high standard of care relating to sterilization and techniques of sterilization.
  • Decontaminates surgical instruments manually and treatment trays before placing them in the instrument washers.
  • Checks surgical instruments to make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Sterilizes instruments and equipment utilizing high-pressure steam and low-temperature sterilizers. 
  • Sets up surgical instrument sets and prepares for sterilization.
  • Sterilizes surgical sets and after sterilization, loads onto cooling rack. 
  • Maintains an adequate supply of sterile supplies according to par levels.  
  • Performs weekly checks on all instrument sets and individual items to ensure their sterility is maintained and that they are not outdated. 
  • Performs general cleaning of the department and equipment, dusting, washing and cleaning of the inside of the sterilizers. 
  • Demonstrates awareness and knowledge of Occupational risks:
    • Exposure to infectious contaminated patient materials could lead to serious illness.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • High School Graduate
  • Diploma or Degree Certificate in Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) preferred
  • International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)
  • Current license to practice Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
  • Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience in the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) within a hospital setting
  • Knowledge of Infection Control practices and standards
  • Skills in using medical equipment and surgical instruments available in the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)
  • Heart Saver/CRP preferred
  • Private hospital experience preferred