Over 10 years of healthcare experience in both ambulatory and hospital settings who possess a strong background in clinical patient care and administrative support.
Pulling case carts
Aseptic and sterilization techniques
Decontamination and sanitation
Case cart assembly
Brigham and Women's Hospital | Foxborough, MASterile Processing Technician11/2018 - Current
Utilize approved PPE as appropriate.
Receive soiled, used, and/or contaminated equipment, surgical instruments, scopes, and supplies from Operating Rooms, patient care units, and specialized areas; documents arrival and cleaning process utilizing SPM.
Disassemble items as needed before choosing appropriate cleaning method.
Identify items in need of repair upon receipt and ensures information is maintained during cleaning process.
Select and utilize appropriate manual cleaning tools to achieve instrument decontamination, including but not limited to instrument brushes, enzymatic detergent, flushing devices, ultrasonic bath, leak tested
Document all work performed utilizing instrument tracking software SPM.
Inspect and assembles all equipment, instruments, scopes, and instrument sets following product recipe, verifies items are functional, free of debris and required per instrument recipe.
Document items missing from instrument set, escalating set to CPD Clinical Operations Supervisor or Designee for further guidance.
Identify and places appropriate internal indicator as required.
Select appropriate packaging method, including any sterilization accessories (corner protectors etc.) ensures all external indicators and/or labels are securely affixed to item.
Interpret package labeling to select appropriate sterilization method and approved cycle, options include Steam, STERRAD, or other as required.
Inspect packages to ensure all external indicators, filters, and/or labels are securely affixed to items, returns non-satisfactory products to instrument room.
Load sterilizer as appropriate to ensure cycle completion; includes biological testing as appropriate.
Perform routine sterilizer testing including biological monitoring, leak test, and bowie dick test as appropriate.
Utilize patient specific pick lists to accurately gather surgical instruments and disposable supplies requested by attending surgeon or another Peri-Operative representative.
Document case cart build process in SPM, continuously updating the record as items are fulfilled to maintain integrity of needs list.
Inspect items during the pick process to ensure package integrity remains intact, package is within expiration date, and substitutions are appropriate.
Brigham and Women's Hospital BWH | Boston, MAOperating Room Facilitator per diem07/2015 - Current
Coordinated the effective and efficient flow of a complex operating room schedule.
Assured that pre-medication and transportation of patients to and from area meets the tight deadlines of the operating room schedule.
Kept nurses, physicians, etc., informed of the progress of the schedule, alerts them to actual or potential delays, and notifies them of expected time changes.
Alerted appropriate nursing and anesthesia staff to additions or changes to the schedule to ensure optimum utilization of operating rooms.
Was responsible for initiating or receiving all telephone messages to and from area.
Identified visitors to the area and directs them to appropriate locations.
Kept up daily log, which requires monitoring time of patient arrival and progress of case.
Was responsible for maintaining a well stocked, clean and orderly work environment.
Assisted OR Nurses in maintaining computer input affecting the daily OR change for surgery and anesthesia.
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Companies Worked For:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital BWH
Massachusetts Bay Community College
English High School
Job Titles Held:
Sterile Processing Technician
Operating Room Facilitator per diem
Lead Operating Room Assistant
Central Processing Technician in Diploma in Medical Assistant High School Diploma
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