Sterile Processing Tech PAID Internship

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description



To learn all appropriate processes and demonstrate basic knowledge concerning cleaning, inspecting, sterilization and decontamination of instruments for the Operating Room and other ancillary departments.



Completes all class work and assignments demonstrating active learning and involvement.

Successfully passes all learning module examinations and maintains class attendance.

Actively participates in precepted learning experiences in all areas of Sterile Processing.

Demonstrates understanding of aseptic technique and sterilization parameters.

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. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other duties as directed.


Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and entry level technical skills in the following areas:

All types of instrument decontamination procedures

Operation of all types of cleaning and sterilization equipment.

Identification of all surgical instruments and understanding of instrument use and maintenance.

Assembling instruments into their assigned trays according to instrument tray list by configuration and number.

Use of appropriate biological indicators in the sterilization process, adhering to quality control requirements.

Ability to wrap and label items properly for steam, Sterrad and gas sterilization.

Assembling case carts for surgical procedures using the appropriate picklist.

Documentation in the electronic instrument documentation system


***The Internship will begin on Jan.10, 2022***



For this program - due to the unknown availability after the completion of the training- you must be able to work any shift and at both locations ChristianaCare- Newark and Wilmington Hospital-Wilmington. The shifts are as follows- day shift 7am-3:30pm | evening shift 3p-11:30pm | midnight shift 11p-7:30am




High school graduate or equivalent and/or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.



EEO Statement:

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.


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.

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Job Posting: 860334

Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

Updated On: Nov 06, 2021