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WellSpan Health Sterile Processing Technician (Certified) - General Central Sterile - Day/Evening in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Sterile Processing Technician (Certified) - General Central Sterile - Day/Evening

Location: Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA

Schedule: PRN/Per Diem

Sign-On Bonus Eligible

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Schedule

PRN (On Call As Needed)

Day/Evening Shift

Position Function: Under the supervision and/or direction of the Manager of Sterile Processing or designee, processes (from decontamination to terminal sterilization) and distributes all reusable supplies and equipment throughout the hospital.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Core Values: Service, Integrity, Compassion

  1. Demonstrates service excellence and patient and family centered care by showing respect, honesty, fairness and a positive attitude toward all customers.

  2. Maintains confidentiality.

  3. Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.

  4. Is accountable - takes initiative and ownership of issues.

  5. Displays a professional demeanor. Represents hospital in a positive way. Has a compassionate working relationship with patients and families.

  6. Assumes personal responsibility for 2-way communication. Communicates and listens effectively with patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.

  7. Supports coworkers, initiatives and a patient and family centered philosophy; pitches in; does own part and helps others.

  8. Works to continuously improve work environment/processes (Performance Improvement). Demonstrates a patient and family centered focus when considering/developing improvement solutions.

  9. Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change.

  10. Develops self and others; supports a learning environment; leads by example. Encourages patients and families to give feedback and suggestions for improvement.

  11. Develops working relationships critical to the organization including patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.

  12. Encourages others by providing recognition and support.

Technical Excellence

  1. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential risks.

  2. Maintains state of art knowledge of area of specialty, healthcare trends and practice, and populations served.

  3. Maintains a level of computer literacy appropriate to their role.

  4. Meets and maintains current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required.

  5. Completes hospital-required reviews, e.g. HIPAA, safety, health screening,

care concerns, and others as assigned.

  1. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.

Job Specifics

  1. Recognizes and responds to priority in the patient care process.

  2. Performs duties accurately, recognizing their importance and relationship to patient care.

  3. Maintains flexibility in hours of work and changes in assignments.

  4. Participates in cross-training as assigned.

  5. Attends 80% of all staff meetings.

  6. Processes incoming implant instruments/trays from vendors and distributes for scheduled cases. Reprocesses same after completion of case and makes ready for shipment/pick-up.

  7. Utilizes proper body mechanics to prevent injury to self and others.

  8. Facilitates and assists with new employee orientation.

General Requirements

The following requirements are expected of all employees:

Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Service

Annual Health Screening with Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens Education

Safety Awareness: Hospital Fire, Safety, and Disaster procedures

Confidentiality: Maintains employee and patient confidentiality.

Attendance: Regular attendance is an essential function of the position

Leadership Standards:

Character: Attitude, Integrity, Role Modeling

Job Performance: Results orientation, Customer focus, Decision making, Awareness

Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Relationship-building, Team player, Celebration

Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Knowledge-Building/Sharing, Coaching/Empowering, System Vision & Management

Physical and Mental Requirements: Classified as heavy work by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles: Will exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly in order to move objects.

  • Stands constantly on tile or linoleum floor.

  • Walks occasionally throughout the entire surgical and sterile processing departments.

  • Sits occasionally on a hard or cushioned chair.

  • Lifts up to 25 pounds laterally to and from waist level on constant basis.

  • Carries up to 25 pounds frequently for distances of up to 100 feet.

  • Pushes/pulls up to 150 pounds occasionally during each shift in order to move/transport supplies and equipment.

  • Frequently bends and occasionally squats from an upright position to lower levels.

  • Constantly reaches from side to side.

  • Twists from the waist on a frequent basis.

  • Ability to occasionally operate hand/arm controls in order to manipulate instruments and equipment.

  • Ability to move rapidly in order to perform duties while preventing downtime (particularly during emergencies which may occur occasionally during tour of duty).

  • Manual dexterity and flexibility adequate for cleaning, processing, and sterilizing instruments (according to CDC, OSHA, and hospital policies and procedures); manipulating, programming, and packing autoclaves and sterilizers; setting up and processing specified trays; picking linen and instruments for upcoming cases; and maintaining aseptic technique.

  • Near- visual acuity necessary for deciphering fine print, viewing computer screen, and distinguishing sizes and shapes.

  • Auditory acuity adequate for hearing normal voice tones when not facing the individual and/or when muffled through face mask, telephone conversations, equipment alarms, intercom, overhead pages, fire alarms, etc.

  • Ability to constantly anticipate and respond to changes in surgical schedule/procedures and establish priorities accordingly.

Possesses good general mental health; ability to work under pressure while relating to hospital staff; ability to speak, read, and write the english language; verbal ability for communicating constantly and effectively with team members. Ability to read, write, and comprehend medical terminology; simple arithmetic skills necessary in order to properly prepare instrument trays.

Working Environment: Work is performed in a fast-paced, high demand, indoor environment; requires standing for long periods of time without interruption; exposure to bodily fluids and equipment which may contain infectious agents as well as anesthetics, chemical and gas sterilants, radiation, and disinfectants. Work requires flexibility in scheduling.

Reporting Structure: Reports directly to the Manager of Sterile Processing or designee and indirectly to the Nurse Manager.

Disclaimer: These essential job functions are requirements of the position which must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential job function list is intended to be a guide rather than a limitation. The Chambersburg Hospital possesses the right to add new responsibilities to the list as business demands dictate. Some of the essential job functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat/significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.

By identifying essential job functions, we are in no way stating or implying that these required tasks are the only activities that are to be performed by the employee occupying this position. In addition, employees will also be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties that are included in the job description. The preceding requirements represent only the minimum acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities that a job incumbent must possess; in order to perform the job successfully, the incumbent will possess additional aptitudes so as to perform the other duties that the job description entails.

Qualifications and Standards

Education: High school graduate or equivalent required. Must annually complete 10 hours of continuing education.

Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. Experience within the past two (2) years in instrument processing required. Computer literacy preferred.

Certifications/Licensure: Certification by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is required.

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