End Date: 4/16/2023
Location: Newark, Delaware
Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance, Technician (Clinical)
Shift: Evening Shift, No Rotation
Technician I Sterile Processing (Newly Certified)
Full-time Evening shift 3 pm-11:30 pm | Monday - Friday or Sunday -Thursday |Some weekend coverage every 7-8 weeks.
Are you a newly trained and certified Sterile Processing Technician seeking to join our amazing Sterile Processing department? ChristianaCare is the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore; honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report and three times recognized as a Magnet Status Hospital.
When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions
Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
Paid parental leave
Free GYM membership/On-Site GYM
Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!
ChristianaCare is searching for a newly trained and certified Sterile Processing Technician to clean, inspect, sterilize, and decontaminate instruments for the Operating Room and other ancillary departments.
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 and Sterrad 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.
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.
Ensures that par levels are met for sterile storage and the OR sterile instrument areas.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or equivalent and/or equivalent combination of education may be substituted.
0 - 24 months to one year of sterile processing experience with completion of a sterile processing program and working toward completion of 400 hours or recently certified
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
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“ChristianaCare is deeply committed to professional development. As we seek new knowledge and continuously improve through feedback, we support our case managers through the achievement of professional certification in case management.”
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Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?
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.
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.
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.
Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!Why Delaware? Why Maryland?