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Guthrie Sterile Processing Tech I - Sterile Processing - Full Time in Sayre, Pennsylvania

Position Summary: The Sterile Processing Technician I will provide quality processed materials and equipment for safe patient care.

Education, License & Cert: High School education or GED required. Must become central sterile processing certified within 18 months of hire to maintain employment. Experience: Must be able to follow detailed written and oral instructions. Must have good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of the medical staff. Prior experience in the medical/surgical field or manufacturing preferred.

Essential Functions: 1. Follows Standard Work in the decontamination, assembly, sterilization, high‐level disinfection, and sterile storage areas to properly handle instruments/equipment to provide safe patient care. Utilizes instrument/equipment manufacturer’s instructions for use when necessary.

  1. Communicate and work collaboratively with other staff in the department, as well as other units. Represents the department and hospital in a professional, courteous manner.

  2. Attend and participate in departmental in‐services, huddles, and meetings. Understands key quality measures and demonstrate willingness to participate in problem solving and performance improvement activities.

  3. Assist, of necessary, with the orientation of new employees.

  4. Demonstrates effective time management, flexibility, prioritization, and critical thinking skills in performance of duties.

  5. Demonstrates knowledge and maintains competency of standard work / key work processes.

  6. Applies principles of microbiology, disinfection, sterilization, and modes of disease transmission to promote an infection free environment.

  7. Uses proper body mechanics when moving or transferring items to prevent injury to self or others.

  8. Assists in maintaining a clean and safe work environment.

  9. Protects patient privacy and follows hospital/departmental policies and procedures.

Other Duties: 1. Demonstrates willingness to accept non‐routine work assignments as appropriate.

  1. It is understood that this description in not intended to be all‐inclusive and that other duties may be assigned as necessary in the performance of this position.

Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you’ll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community.

The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

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