Sterile Processing Technician I - Lebanon - Central Sterile Processing - Full Time (Evening/Night Shift)

Lebanon, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 50035

 

General Summary:

 

Under direct supervision, maintains recommended standards for set assembly, decontamination, inspection, containerizing and sterilization of surgical instruments.  Collaborates with the Perioperative Nursing staff to provide sterile instrument sets, equipment and case carts in an accurate and timely manner.  Ensures that the work flow remains consistent and continuous, providing superior customer service.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Assembles/processes instrument sets and equipment in accordance with appropriate policy using principles of aseptic technique and IAHCSMM, CBSPD, AAMI, AORN standards.
  • Organizes and assembles routine and specialty surgical instrumentation, case carts and supplies according to respective pick list and/or instrument count sheet.
  • Operates and maintains Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor, Steam & STERRAD sterilizers, keeping records of completed loads and its contents. Performs trouble shooting of equipment as needed.
  • Inspects equipment, instruments and packaging for cleanliness, defects and/or malfunctions. Separates defective items from rotation and processes repair requests for defective equipment.
  • Performs quality control through routine physical monitoring and cleaning to ensure sterilization equipment and instruments are functioning properly.
  • Performs decontamination and sterilization using sterilizers, case cart washers, and Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor as assigned.
  • Performs picking of supplies for surgical procedures via case cart system as assigned.
  • Completes and submits appropriate productivity documentation to supervisors daily.
  • Adheres to all regulatory agency requirements (OSHA, FDA, CDC, JCAHO, DOH.) regarding fire/safety, sterilization, universal precautions and good documentation practices (GDP).
Required Skills

 

  • Minimum Education - High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must obtain one of the following required certifications within 6 months of employment:
    • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)
    • Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) 
  • BLS certification
  • Proficient computer skills 
  • Proficiency in transporting and disposing of hazardous materials per hospital policy
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and customer service skills
  • Must be organized and self-directed with analytical decision making skills
  • Must be a team player and able to work in an environment with staff of various backgrounds
  • Must be able to work with Perioperative Nursing staff to coordinate processing of instrument sets to accommodate the daily operating room case load

 

Required Experience

 

  • 1 Year in sterile processing operations

About WellSpan
Quality of Life

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

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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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