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Lead Sterile Processing Tech Day Shift

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

Job Description

Are you an experienced Sterile Processing Technician seeking a Lead role and to join our amazing Sterile Processing team? 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.

ChristianaCare Offers:
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc. (start on the first day of hire)
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
Tuition assistance
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 a Lead Sterile Processing Technician to lead the operations of a shift within the Sterile Processing Department. Oversees staff to meet the production goals of the Department while assuring policy and procedures are maintained according to established guidelines. Serves as liaison and resource for staff and customers regarding sterilization, processing of surgical instruments, and sterile instrument storage. Participates in the Christiana Care Health System Focus on Excellence programs and departmental performance improvement issues. (This is a working Lead Technician position.)

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in training and orientation of Sterile Processing Technicians.
Mentors and train peers to achieve department goals and organizations vision.
Has an understanding of and conforms to standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, clean, inspect, assemble, package, sterile, store and distribute items and instrumentation within applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies including Joint Commission.
Follows CCHS Safety and Infection Prevention guidelines Maintains patient confidentiality.
Prepares production report of activities as necessary, and appraises Supervisor of issues and needs. Can serve in the supervisors role as needed, assuring staffing levels are maintained and productivity issues are addressed.
Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems for specific shift work activity. Reports any discrepancies or unusual activity to the supervisor.
Assures the prudent use of resources and efficiently maintains instruments and processing supply inventory. Serves as a resource for staff.
Evaluates the performance of the Sterile Processing Staff and recommends disciplinary actions as deemed necessary.
Consistently demonstrates required competencies. Serves as a role model for SPD staff, embracing diversity within the department.
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.

SCHEDULE/HOURS:
Full-Time - Day shift 7am- 3:30pm with rotating on-call (every 6th weekend)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or GED with some college or college level courses desired.
Three years experience in a Sterile Processing Department with one year in a lead, charge or supervisory role.
Experience with inventory control, personnel management, purchasing, and use of computers.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Must be a Certified Technician in Sterile Processing Technology.


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 full info follow application link.

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: 996783

Posted On: Jul 01, 2022

Updated On: Jul 21, 2022