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Prairie Lakes HealthCare System Inc - Watertown Sterile Processing Technician (Sterile Processing Tech) in Watertown, South Dakota

Workplace Details Join our team and see why Prairie Lakes Healthcare System continues to be named a Top Rural and Community Hospital year after year. Be a part of our mission to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve by delivering accessible, high-quality, affordable, and compassionate healthcare. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an independent, non-profit rural healthcare system serving 10 counties in northeastern South Dakota and west-central Minnesota. Job Summary This is afull-timeposition that will work to maintain proper sterilization and decontamination of equipment in the operating room. Responsibilities include:

  • Performs decontamination, assembly, wrapping, and disinfection/sterilizing of all reusable items
  • Receives, cleans, assembles, wraps, disinfects, and sterilizes reusable equipment
  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures and checks for the proper mechanical performance of equipment
  • Assures the availability and integrity of sterile OR instruments by inventory, rotation, proper storage, and proper distribution practices
  • Examines instruments for damage and routes to the appropriate area for repair

Benefits Prairie Lakes Healthcare System offers comprehensive benefits for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and generous paid time off to maintain a healthy home-work balance. Additional benefits for those qualifying include:

  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Roth IRA retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program for mental health
  • Education Loan Program
  • Community discounts including the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center

Qualifications High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience required. Medical assistant, surgical technologist or other healthcare education preferred. Will be expected to become certified in sterile processing following one year of employment. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.