Sterile Processing Tech I

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 59076

Position Summary:

Job Description:

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 Responisbilities

  1. Assembles/processes instrument sets and equipment in accordance with appropriate policy using principles of aseptic technique and IAHCSMM, CBSPD, AAMI, AORN standards.
  2. Organizes and assembles routine and specialty surgical instrumentation, case carts and supplies according to respective pick list and/or instrument count sheet.
  3. Operates and maintains Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor, Steam & STERRAD sterilizers, keeping records of completed loads and its contents. Performs trouble shooting of equipment as needed.
  4. Inspects equipment, instruments and packaging for cleanliness, defects and/or malfunctions. Separates defective items from rotation and processes repair requests for defective equipment.
  5. Performs quality control through routine physical monitoring and cleaning to ensure sterilization equipment and instruments are functioning properly.
  6. Performs decontamination and sterilization using sterilizers, case cart washers, and Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor as assigned.
  7. Performs picking of supplies for surgical procedures via case cart system as assigned.
  8. Completes and submits appropriate productivity documentation to supervisors daily.
  9. Adheres to all regulatory agency requirements (OSHA, FDA, CDC, JCAHO, DOH.) regarding fire/safety, sterilization, universal precautions and good documentation practices (GDP).
  10. Attends meetings as required.
  11. Distributes supplies and equipment to units in a timely fashion.
  12. Maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
  13. Performs other related duties as identified.
  14. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  15. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
  16. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
    • Pref. Experience1 year in Sterile Processing operations
    • Req Cert/RegistrationCRCST or CBSPD certification within 6 months of employment
    • Pref. Cert/RegistrationBLS Certification
  • 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;
    • 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.
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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

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

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)