at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
Are you an experienced 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 an experienced Sterile Processing Technician 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 the instrument, decontamination area, sterilization processing area, and case cart area according to checklist or par levels.
Communicates effectively with employees, patients, and visitors.
Educate new employees in Sterile Processing.
Responds to emergencies by notifying the appropriate person and taking direction from the appropriate person.
Compliance with mandatory education requirements and mandatory tests by the time given.
Maintains an attitude of helpfulness, courtesy, and cooperation toward others.
Ensures that par levels are met for sterile storage and the OR sterile instrument areas.
Evening shift 3p- 11:30 pm Monday - Friday
Some weekends and holidays rotation
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or equivalent
6 months of Sterile Processing experience is required, hospital experience preferred
Current National CRCST or HSPA certification required
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.