03/2014 to Present - Medical Supply technician , Lee County VA Health Care Center- Full time - 40 hrs week
Processed , Assembled, preparing, sgterilized, stored critical and semi critical usable medical equipment.
Monitored and insured quality throughout sterile processing service for all areas in the facility that use critical and semi critical reusable medical equipment using biological, chemical indicators and other parameters.
Reprocessed according to manufacturer's instructions all instrumentation and endoscopes.
Maintained proper documentation for all critical and semi critical reusable medical equipment.
Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing under the guidance.
Operates equipment involved in the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes.
Disassembles the reusable medical equipment (RME) and determines the correct cleaning method.
Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room.
Prepares, loads, and operates sterilizers such as steam, gas plasma, and a high-level disinfecting process.
Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all processes and equipment.
Additional duties as assigned.
.Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials.
. Performs procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act.
. Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
. Readies patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
. Assembles instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area, positioning instruments for dentist's access, suctioning, and passing instruments.
. Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
. Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies and pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
. Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations and cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
. Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
.Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
.Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
. Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
. Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, and verifying receipt of supplies.
. Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
.Preparing patients for dental work.
. Helping with infection control by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, .preparing materials, and assisting with dental procedures.
. Assisting dentists in managing medical and dental emergencies when necessary.
.Assisting dental hygienists with procedures when necessary.
. Providing great patient care.
.Recording treatment information in patient records.
. Exposing dental x-rays from dental diagnostics and caring for dental x-ray equipment.
.Giving patients information on dental hygiene, oral health care, and plaque control programs.
.Collecting and recording medical and dental histories and patient vital signs.
. Providing postoperative instructions as directed by the dentist.
. Caring for dental equipment.
.Forming preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
.Ordering dental supplies and maintaining dental equipment inventory.
.Fabricating temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions.
My experience include cleaning, disassembling and sterilization in all instruments from these areas in surgery Orthopedic , ENT, General, Dental, according to AMII and AORN guidelines along the hospital policies.
Performs methods of strilization Sterrad , Steam sterilization, Ethylene Oxide and high level disinfection.
Experience with all equipment in SPS; Cart Washer/disinfector, Ultrasonic, all types of sterilization equipment.
Experience in all parameters of quality controls in sterilizing instrument (Chemical indicators and biological indicators).
Assemble the surgical case carts and response for request for instruments, equipment and supplies.
Clean, assort, assembly and sterilize the instruments for the clinics.
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