Sterile Processing Technician II - PT - York Hospital - Evenings

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 43873

General Summary:

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 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 work flow, providing superior customer service.

 

This position is eligible for incentives. Please click here to Learn more about WellSpan’s new-hire incentives program.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are essential job accountabilities:

   1   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.)

   2   Communicates with materiels 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 with CSP supervisor 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.

 

Department Description:

York Hospital central sterile processing (CSP) department provides vital support via all aspects of surgical procedures. CSP is responsible for knowing, reprocessing and managing all of the instruments and sterilization methods used in order to support a 19 suite operating room, a 2-room vascular suite, 4-room cardiac catheterization suite and the obstetric surgical arenas. The department also maintains records associated with high level disinfection (HLD) of endoscopes for non-invasive cardiology along with instrument reprocessing for over 30 outlying surgical practices.

 

Required Skills

Minimum Education - High School or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience  1 - 2 years experience as a Central Sterile Processing Technician - Required

BLS certification; CRCST or CBSPD certification required

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


About WellSpan
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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