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Central Sterile Processing *Multiple Positions Available*

  • Job ID: 220002JE
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift:
  • Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
  • Department: Sterile Processing
  • Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 152153301
  • Union Position: Non Union
  • Salary Range: $15.30 to $23.36 / hour

Description

UPMC St. Margaret is looking to hire motivated, detail-oriented candidates with an ambition for learning daily. Now hiring for REGULAR FULL-TIME Central Sterile Processing Associates and Technicians, for EVENING shifts. These positions will work rotating weekends and holidays.

UPMC St. Margaret's Sterile Processing department is a unique “family-oriented” department. Day to day the team works with the common goal to assure the best surgical outcomes possible. Though Sterile Processing may not work directly with patients it is an extremely vital department of the hospital. The sterile processing team has a very large role in preventing hospital-acquired infections during surgical procedures.

At St. Margaret Hospital we take pride in developing all technicians to advance through the career ladder. The final title and pay rate will be determined based on experience. This is a great opportunity to start your career within surgical services. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing team, apply online today!

 

SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE!

  • $5,000 for 2-year commitment
  • 2+ years of central sterile processing experience required

 

The Central Sterile Processing Technician will perform duties necessary for the proper decontamination, cleaning, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage, distribution, and documentation of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment according to established procedures.

 

Central Sterile Processing Associate Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques.  Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work.  Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Practices solid verbal and written communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in unit practices Documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.  Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.  Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with colleagues.  Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication.  Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.  Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing.  Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.  Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.  Shows the ability to set priorities.
  • Conforms and adheres to department policies concerning decontamination, sterile processing, infection control and safety.
  • Cleans and decontaminates reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and mechanically.
  • Prepares and assembles surgical tray and equipment following established tray listings for issue, storage, or further processing.
  • Monitors, reads, documents, and interprets all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure proper function.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of, and is able to effectively troubleshoot, all decontamination/sterilization equipment.
  • Assesses supplies required for prescribed standard surgical procedures and sets up case carts. Maintains inventory, collects, disassembles, inspects, cleans, disinfects and reassembles all instrument trays patient care equipment.
  • Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
  • Displays awareness of cost containment in the organization of work by using economy in time, motion and material.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Develops and improves skills through initiative, attendance and participation at educational programs
  • Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates UPMC's commitment to the Core Values by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians, and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as may be required to meet emergency situations

 

Central Sterile Processing Technician Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and assembles surgical tray and equipment following established tray listings for issue, storage, or further processing.
  • Conforms and adheres to department policies concerning decontamination, sterile processing, infection control and safety.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of, and is able to effectively troubleshoot, all decontamination/sterilization equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as may be required to meet emergency situations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Practices solid verbal and written communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in unit practices Documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities.
  • Monitors, reads, documents, and interprets all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure proper function.
  • Develops and improves skills through initiative, attendance and participation at educational programs
  • Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
  • Assesses supplies required for prescribed standard surgical procedures and sets up case carts. Maintains inventory, collects, disassembles, inspects, cleans, disinfects and reassembles all instrument trays patient care equipment.
  • Displays awareness of cost containment in the organization of work by using economy in time, motion and material.
  • Demonstrates UPMC's commitment to the Core Values by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians, and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
  • Cleans and decontaminates reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and mechanically.

Qualifications

 

Central Sterile Processing Associate Qualifications

  • HSD/GED OR 1 year of experience within UPMC
  • Currently enrolled in an Accredited Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Program Preferred.
  • Must complete 10 hours of continuing education to remain qualified as a Central Sterile Technician on an annual basis

 

Central Sterile Processing Technician Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent is 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, 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 date of hire to obtain the required certification.  

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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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