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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Sterile Processing Technician

  • Job ID: 585246207
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Central Sterile
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Sterile Processing Technician

Full-time, 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

AFSCME - Union

Posted: August 10, 2022

This position has a minimum start rate of $13.68.

Purpose:
Responsible for receiving, reprocessing, and distributing clean and sterile supplies; cleaning and maintenance of CPR carts and isolation cabinets.

Responsibilities:

  • Cleans and restocks CPR carts.
  • Performs all duties according to department policies and procedures.
  • Operates all departmental equipment and performs operator maintenance.
  • Performs all assigned clerical duties, such as answering the telephone, recording messages, and maintenance of records.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation and working order for the Operating Room, OB, and other departments.
  • Maintains working knowledge of all products in stock and their appropriate locations.
  • Prepares and assembles special items, trays, and packs to meet the stated needs of all hospital departments.
  • Prepares case carts for the Operating Room.
  • Performs all duties related to decontamination, preparation, sterilization/disinfection, and dispatch of instruments, equipment, and supplies for the Operating Room, OB, Cardiology, ED/Trauma, and Nursing and ancillary departments.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of sterilization techniques.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Six months of healthcare experience or currently enrolled in an Accredited Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Program is preferred
  • Must complete 10 hours of continuing education to remain qualified as a Central Sterile Technician on an annual basis


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Employees active in a Central Sterile position, on or before the effective date 12/27/2020, at a healthcare facility, are grandfathered regarding the certification and will not need to obtain it unless they move into a different position that would require certification.? Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or Certified Registered Central Service Technician or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management certification required. New employees will have 18 months from the date of hire to obtain the required certification.
 

  • Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution OR Certified Registered Central Service Technician OR International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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