Sterile Processing Tech III - Ephrata Community Hospital

Ephrata, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 68213

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor-Central Sterile Processing, collaborates with supervisor and Operating Room service line RN Coordinators to provide resources and services for service specific instrumentation, supplies and equipment, coordinating and implementing surgical instrument processing according to the work flow of each specialty. Processes supplies and equipment, performs cleaning and sterilization duties and prepares instrument sets, supplies, loaner and consigned instruments in the Central Sterile Processing area. Maintains recommended standards for set assembly, decontamination, inspection, containerizing and sterilization of surgical instruments. Performs sterilization, assembly and storage of medical supplies and equipment. Collaborates with the Perioperative Nursing staff to provide sterile instrument sets, equipment and case carts in an accurate and timely manner. Performs a variety of lead technician functions such as, acting as a liaison between sterile processing staff members, supervisors and the operating room RN Specialty Coordinator(s), serving as the specialty resource, participating in performance improvement (PI) initiatives, trouble shooting daily operational issues impeding work flow of the specialty, orientation of specialty team members and other duties as assigned. Assists in maintaining consistent and continuous work flow, providing superior customer service.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assembles all specialty service instrumentation as priority, maintaining specialty instrument inventory of sets and instrumentation.
  2. Maintains instruments for service-specific specialties; collaborates with the CSP Supervisor and the O.R Service Line RN Coordinators (e.g. Open Heart, Neuro, Ortho, Thoracic, Vascular, GYN, GU, ENT, Eye, Dental, General, etc.)
  3. Communicates with materiels management via the Central Sterile Processing management team for procurement of instrumentation specific to assigned service.
  4. Coordinates with supervisor in order to maintain instrument sharpening/repair schedule for assigned service line instrumentation.
  5. Decontaminates instruments, supplies and equipment according to established policies and procedures.
  6. Cleans, assembles, wraps, containerizes, sterilizes and stores supplies and instrument trays.
  7. Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
  8. Performs biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards.
  9. Reviews the daily surgical schedule with CSP supervisor and obtains instruments, supplies and equipment for scheduled and emergent procedures.
  10. Assembles case carts; places instrument sets and supplies appropriately for each procedure cart.
  11. Operates and maintains washers/sterilizers, ultrasonic machine, steam and Sterrad sterilizers, heat sealers and additional equipment and machinery as needed. Performs/assigns daily cleaning of equipment and machines.
  12. Maintains the Biological Monitoring System/Records of instrument processing and IUS Sterilizers used in the perioperative setting.

Qualifications

  • High School or G.E.D.
  • 2 years experience as a Central Sterile Processing Technician
  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) OR Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)
  • BLS Certification Preferred
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)