Sterile Processing Technician

POSITION SUMMARY: Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the cleaning, packaging, sterilizing and storing of supplies, instruments and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:           

Education, licensure and certification:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Central Service Technician (CST), Sterile Processing Technician (SPT), Surgical Technologist certification, other related certification or ability to obtain certification
  • Must maintain BLS certification

Experience: Previous experience in processing surgical instruments, or demonstrated ability in sterilization techniques with a thorough knowledge of instrumentation, care and handling is preferred

Physical:

  • Must be able to Sit, stand, and walk continually
  • Frequently bend, climb, reach overhead, carry/push or pull up to 25 pounds, grasping/squeezing
  • Must be able to speak and hear normal auditory levels

Mental:

  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population professionally
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within Bend Surgery Center and external customers, clients and potential employees
  • Must be detail oriented and have ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently

Mathematical skills: Basic math skills required

Language skills: Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures.  Ability respond to questions, and professionally interact with managers, employees, clients, vendors, and the general public.

Job skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of infection control, decontamination, and sterilization techniques
  • Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and equipment use and care
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to multi task and work effectively and efficiently in high pressure situations
  • Must have excellent communication skills with demonstrated interpersonal verbal and written communication skills

JOB RELATIONSHIP: Is directly responsible to the Operating Room Manger and reports to the Sterile Processing Coordinator during daily business operations.  Does not supervise other staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares supplies, instruments and equipment for sterilization
  • Cleans each item according to manufacturer’s instructions and Inspects to ensure each item is in good working condition
  • Sorts and arranges items into proper trays and wraps trays and individual items
  • Accurately labels each item with name and expiration date
  • Operates autoclave, ultrasonic washer and other equipment for processing sterile instruments
  • Cleans sterilizers according to established policies and procedures
  • Maintains adequate inventory of sterile items
  • Checks sterile items in all areas of the facility weekly for contaminated packs
  • Performs inventory of processing supplies and replenish as necessary
  • Assists in maintaining records of all instruments, equipment and sterilization processes
  • Maintains and updates the instrument tray inventory list
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of the Sterile Processing Area
  • Adheres to safety policies and practices good body mechanics and ergonomics
  • Follows all rules and regulations for PHI and HIPAA protections of patient information
  • Follows all policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, attendance, timeliness, and safeguarding confidential information
  • Reports incidents in a timely manner
  • Promotes patient and employee safety and communicates concerns appropriately, following Chain of Command
  • Attends in-service programs as requested
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate suggestions and criticism objectively and undertakes responsibility of changing behavior or seeks further guidance as needed
  • Performs other related duties as directed

Position details: 11:00am-7:30pm / 12:00 (Noon)-8:30pm

Excellent benefit package and over five weeks paid time off per year.

Hourly wage range – Minimum: $20.00 / Mid: $25.31 / Maximum: $32.02 DOE. Additional $1.50 per hour offered for certification plus, $2.00 per hour shift differential.

Applicants email cover letter and resume (PDF or DOCX format) to jobs@bendsurgery.com. Include subject line, “Sterile Processing.” Open until filled

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