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Sterile Processing Technician
Full Time, Evenings - Mon-Fri, 2:30pm-11pm, rotating weekends
Sellersville, PA 18960

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care, particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.
 

Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for collecting, processing, storing and delivering medical/surgical supplies and equipment. The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the reprocessing of all sterile and non-sterile materials, instruments and equipment for surgery and other hospital units.

Essential Functions:

  • Practices aseptic techniques and universal precautions to ensure the safety of the patient and employees. Understands the correct use of chemical solutions and detergents in the decontamination and sterilization processes through reading MSDS and in-service education to guarantee personal and patient safety.
  • Understands the operation, care and malfunction signals of the ultrasonic cleaner, the washer/disinfectors, the steam autoclaves, the AER, the EO sterilizers and aerators, and the plasma sterilizer in order to carry out their intended functions.
  • Cleans, inspects, sets up and tests patient care equipment according to departmental procedures to provide safe, functional equipment for patient use.
  • Recognizes a variety of surgical instruments, endoscopes and devices and knows the proper sterilization and packaging procedures to provide usable sterile equipment for the operating room and nursing floors.
  • Understands the principles of shelf life, expiration dates, dating loads and quality control as they relate to in-house sterilization to provide sterile reusable equipment to the hospital.
  • Stores, rotates and checks expiration dates on all sterile supplies to prevent the use of outdated supplies.
  • Checks and resupplies assigned patient care areas and exchange carts according to par levels.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Over 6 months to 1 year of hospital experience preferred.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required.
  • Possesses familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power-Point, etc.) required.
  • Understands decontamination and sterilization procedures.
  • Maintains records of sterility testing and work statistics required.


LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CRCST through IAHCSMM or CBSPD, upon hire, required.
    • For all new hires effective December 28, 2020, must achieve certified registered central service technician credential or a certified sterile processing and distribution technician credential within 18 months of hire date and must annually complete ten hours of continuing education related to the functions of a central service technician.
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