Sterile Processing Tech II - Surgery Center

Chambersburg, PA | Physician Practices | Tracking Code: 67617

Schedule & Location

Hours: Full Time, Day Shift (80 hours every 2 weeks)

Location: Surgery Center - 12 St. Paul Dr. Chambersburg, PA 17201

Job Description

Under direct supervision, 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. May be assigned service-specific technical responsibilities, including collaborating with clinical manager to provide resources and services for service specific instrumentation, supplies and equipment. Assists in maintaining consistent and continuous work flow, providing superior customer service.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintains instruments for service-specific specialties; collaborates with the clinical manager (e.g. Open Heart, Neuro, Ortho, Thoracic, Vascular, GYN, GU, ENT, Eye, Dental, General, etc.)
  2. Communicates with materials management via the Central Sterile Processing management team for procurement of instrumentation specific to assigned service.
  3. Coordinates with supervisor in order to maintain instrument sharpening/repair schedule for assigned service line instrumentation.
  4. Decontaminates instruments, supplies and equipment according to established policies and procedures.
  5. Cleans, assembles, wraps, containerizes, sterilizes and stores supplies and instrument trays.
  6. Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
  7. Performs biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards.
  8. Reviews the daily surgical schedule and obtains instruments, supplies and equipment for scheduled and emergent procedures.
  9. Assembles case carts; places instrument sets and supplies appropriately for each procedure cart.
 

Nonessential Accountabilities:

  1. Attends meetings as required.
  2. Distributes supplies and equipment to units in a timely fashion.
  3. Maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
  4. Assumes role as charge technician as assigned
  5. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  2. Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings.
  3. Mentors and orients technician staff to department standard operating procedures as assigned.
  4. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years experience as a Central Sterile Processing Technician
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Required Certification:
    • BLS Certification
    • Certificate in sterile processing
    • Must have certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management within 18 months of hire.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Moderate physical effort (lift/carry 11 to 25 lbs)
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Lifts supplies/equipment
  • Skills:
    • Excellent oral, written and computer skills; Proficiency in transporting and disposing of hazardous materials per hospital policy; Must have developed analytical decision making abilities; Must be capable of working in team environment with staff of varying backgrounds; Must also be able to work with Perioperative Nursing staff to coordinate processing of instrument sets to accommodate the daily O.R. case load
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  • 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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Quality of Life

Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland, and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

Franklin County is in the heart of South-Central Pennsylvania where you'll find mountains, lakes, and a picturesque countryside coupled with theater, music, skiing, hunting, fishing, and much more. We're in the heart of America's fruit orchards, so peaches, apples, and lots of other local produce are available close by. The area features local wineries and breweries, along with a vibrant arts scene at the historic Capitol Theatre and Totem Pole Playhouse. Franklin County merges the best of small-town friendliness with easy access to metropolitan areas. (Patient population: 154,000)