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Associate Reprocessing Lab Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Associate Reprocessing Laboratory Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Reprocessing, Sterilization, and Biocompatibility department through the execution of cleaning, disinfection, and/or sterilization of test samples, laboratory support during reprocessing validations, and general support to laboratory operations.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, microbiology, biology, or related scientific field, preferred.
A minimum certification in sterile processing is required
Minimum of two (2) years' experience in a sterile processing department (SPD) required
Experience with reprocessing of reusable medical devices required. Familiar with sterilization (steam, vapor hydrogen peroxide, and liquid chemical sterilization), high level disinfection (manual and automated processes), and cleaning (manual and automated processes).
Familiar with reprocessing-related standards and guidance (AAMI TIR12, AAMI TIR30, AAMI TIR34, ANSI/AAMI ST58, ANSI/AAMI ST79, AANSI/AAMI ST91, ISO 15883, etc.)
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Possess exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
Effective verbal and written communication skills; must be able to express ideas clearly (both written and verbally) to a wide variety of personnel at various levels, as well as personnel at other facilities for which English may not be a first language
Must be able to work in a professional laboratory setting
Must be able to handle various chemicals according to EH&S policies and procedures
Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
Must be able to lift = 25 lbs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs reprocessing methods (cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization) on products in order to simulate use of instruments prior to testing
Operates sterilization equipment and standard laboratory equipment.
Performs routine laboratory activities including preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment, material ordering, and general laboratory housekeeping
Assists with the execution of internal laboratory testing activities ? test setup, solution preparation, etc.
Follows test protocols and laboratory standard operating procedures and processes
Accurately completes required documentation according to good documentation practices (GDP) for all laboratory functions
Communicates with manager and other colleagues on a daily basis regarding laboratory activities
Works both independently and as part of small project teams



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