Sterilization Technician at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PUI is implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition and health project in Maiduguri and Borno State. PUI is now looking for its Health  team in Monguno, to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Sterilization TechnicianLocation: Monguno, Borno StateGeneral ObjectiveSterilization Technician is responsible for all sterilization of equipment for a cross infection free medical care as per the PUI guidelines and all medical sterilization protocols in Nigeria. Responsibilities and TasksSpecific Objectives Linked To Activities To ensure a clean and safe working environmentDecontaminate and clean instruments prior to sterilization.To clean all instruments in the sterilization solution as directedTo recognize all the instruments according to the diagrams providedTo organize all the instruments for packingPack all instruments sets according to the guidelines.To label all the sets correctly with the expiry date clearly indicatedTo use the sensitive tape accordingly and appropriatelyTo use the TST indicators on all packs to monitor the effectiveness of each sterilization sessionTo place packs into the sterilizer as instructed and operate at the correct timeRecord each session and attach a TST Indicator of the same session against the recorded sessionRe-label packs if need be after sterilization and put in instrument cupboard.To deliver the instruments/packs to the departments and to collect dirt ones (cleaned by the departments under normal running water) back to the sterilization roomCollect and re-sterilize expired packs and those that might have been exposed to conditions where sterility is no longer guaranteedTo maintain the sterilization room and all equipment in an organized and clean mannerTo inform his/her supervisor of any problems with the instrumentsAdhere to PUI protocols and guidelines and be willing to receive training when needed.Be responsible to take care of PUI equipment installed in Sterilization room and when needed make request for repair /alternative solutionFollow strict medical ethics towards patients while working in the facilityBe aware and conscious of the risks of traumatic surgical accidents/accidental exposure to blood e.g. needle pricks. Follow strict universal precautions.Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisorPerform other duties in special circumstances or weekend duties if needed, as deemed necessary by his/ her supervisorThe tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

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