Tracking Code: 108648

Sterile Processing Technician - Central Sterile Processing - Night

Location: Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Schedule
Hours: Monday- Friday
Rotation: Call every 7-8th Weekend / Holiday

General Summary

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 supervisor and Operating Room service line RN Coordinators to provide resources and services for service specific instrumentation, supplies and equipment. Assists in maintaining consistent and continuous workflow, providing superior customer service.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.)
  • Communicates with materiels management via the Central Sterile Processing management team for procurement of instrumentation specific to assigned service.
  • Coordinates with supervisor in order to maintain instrument sharpening/repair schedule for assigned service line instrumentation.
  • Decontaminates instruments, supplies and equipment according to established policies and procedures.
  • Cleans, assembles, wraps, containerizes, sterilizes and stores supplies and instrument trays.
  • Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
  • Performs biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards.
  • Reviews the daily surgical schedule with CSP supervisor and obtains instruments, supplies and equipment for scheduled and emergent procedures.
  • Assembles case carts; places instrument sets and supplies appropriately for each procedure cart.

Common Expectations:

  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings.
  • Mentors and orients CSP technician staff to department standard operating procedures as assigned.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Distributes supplies and equipment to units in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
  • Assumes role as charge technician as assigned
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Experience as a Certified Central Sterile Processing Technician. Required

Licenses:

  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician Upon Hire Required or
  • Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Upon Hire Required and
  • Certified Endoscope Reprocessor Upon Hire Preferred or
  • Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor Upon Hire Preferred and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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.

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • 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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