Sterile Processing Technician (Experience Required)

Job Requisition #: JR55708

End Date: 6/30/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

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

Shift: Evening Shift, Rotation Evening/Morning

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  • PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To clean, inspect, sterilize and decontaminate instruments for the Operating Room and other ancillary departments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows instrument decontamination procedures, according to the checklist and guidelines.
  • Operates cleaning equipment (i.e. ultrasonic cleaner, washer decontaminators, cart washer), including all sterilization equipment and the cart lift.
  • Identifies, removes and replaces broken and improperly functioning surgical instruments.
  • Reassembles instruments into their assigned trays according to instrument tray list by configuration and number.
  • Locates missing items and instruments from instrument sets, instrument boards, bins, or extra instruments in the trays.
  • Uses knowledge and skills to utilize biological indicators in the sterilization process, adhering to quality control requirements.
  • Identifies, wraps, and labels items properly for steam, Sterrad and gas sterilization.
  • Pulls case carts for surgical procedures and completes missing item slips for carts that are incomplete.
  • Restocks supplies in instrument, decontamination area, sterilization processing area, and case cart area according to checklist or par levels.
  • Communicates effectively with employees, patients, and visitors.
  • Works constructively with other members of the health care team.
  • Educate new employees in Sterile Processing.
  • Responds to emergency situations by notifying appropriate person and taking direction from the appropriate person.
  • Compliance with mandatory education requirements and mandatory tests by time given.
  • Maintains an attitude of helpfulness, courtesy, and cooperation toward others.
  • 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.
  • Insures that par levels are met for sterile storage and the OR sterile instrument areas.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

SCHEDULE:  

  • Evening  shift 3:00p-11:30pm with some weekends and rotating holidays
  • Overnight/Midnight shift 11:00pm - 7:30am with some weekends and rotating holidays

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate 
  • 1 - 3 years of Sterile Processing or OR experience required
  • Current National CS/SPD certification preferred on hire or required within one year of hire
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

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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