Lead Sterile Processing Technician (Experience Required)

Job Requisition #: JR56504

End Date: 6/30/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance, Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Evening Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To lead the operations of a shift within the Sterile Processing Department.  Oversees staff to meet the production goals of the Department while assuring policy and procedures are maintained   according to established guidelines. Serves as liaison and resource for staff and customers regarding sterilization, processing of surgical instruments, and sterile instrument storage. Participates in the Christiana Care Health System Focus on Excellence programs and departmental performance improvement issues. (This is a working Lead Technician position.)  

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Participates in training and orientation of Sterile Processing Technicians. 
  • Mentors and train peers to achieve department goals and organizations vision.
  • Has an understanding of and conforms to standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, clean, inspect, assemble, package, sterile, store and distribute items and instrumentation within applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies including Joint Commission.
  • Follows CCHS Safety and Infection Prevention guidelines Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Prepares production report of activities as necessary, and appraises Supervisor of issues and needs. Can serve in the supervisors role as needed, assuring staffing levels are maintained and productivity issues are addressed.
  • Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems for specific shift work activity. Reports any discrepancies or unusual activity to the supervisor.
  • Assures the prudent use of resources and efficiently maintains instruments and processing supply inventory. Serves as a resource for staff.
  • Evaluates the performance of the Sterile Processing Staff and recommends disciplinary actions as deemed necessary.
  • Consistently  demonstrates required competencies. Serves as a role model for SPD staff, embracing diversity within the department.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices;  reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

SCHEDULE/HOURS:

2ND SHIFT /Evening 3:00pm -11:30pm  Monday-Friday rotating weekends.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED with some college or college level courses desired.
  • Three years experience in a Sterile Processing Department with one year in a lead, charge or supervisory role.
  • Experience with inventory control, personnel management, purchasing, and use of computers.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a Certified Technician in Sterile Processing Technology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Demonstrates knowledge of various computer applications.

Well versed in hospital, local, state and federal guidelines.

Demonstrates knowledge of decontamination processes, procedures and equipment.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with people and in maintaining a cooperative and coordinated effort among employees.

Demonstrates the ability to meet challenges that require initiative and creativity.

Must be able to effectively read, write and communicate to Sterile Processing employees, hospital staff, physicians, the public and patients.

Demonstrates the ability to remain courteous in all contacts with personnel and to achieve the same traits from others.

Presents a clean and neat appearance.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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