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Lead Central Sterile Processing Tech- UPMC East

  • Job ID: 766346654
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 2pm-10:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC East
  • Department: Central Sterile
  • Location: 2775 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.78 to $24.08 / hour

Description

UPMC East Hospital is seeking a full-time Lead Sterile Processing Technician to assist in overseeing the Central Sterile Processing Department. This role will work primarily evening hours Monday-Friday from 2pm-10:30pm. Rotating holidays are required. If you have at least 3 years of experience in central sterile processing, we invite you to grow your career with us!  Apply today to help lead this amazing team! 

Purpose:
To perform those 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. Assumes responsibility and coordinates assignments for the daily operation of the department. Coordinates the orientation of new personnel. Assume charge responsibilities in the absence of the department director. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Independently run the department on off-shifts and weekends or in the absence of the director.
  • Conforms and adheres to department policies concerning decontamination, sterile processing, infection control, and safety.
  • Arranges in-service education programs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as may be required to meet emergencies
  • 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.
  • Prepares and assembles surgical tray and equipment following established tray listings for issue, storage, or further processing
  • Maintains a working knowledge of, and can effectively troubleshoot, all decontamination/sterilization equipment
  • Acts as liaison between SPD and OR.
  • Evaluates staff schedule and re-assign staff according to departmental needs.
  • 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. Assist in the orientation of new personnel
  • Participates in committees and task forces
  • Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills. Serves to manage and support internal and external customers. Develops and improves skills through initiative, attendance, and participation in educational programs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Participates in the orientation of new associates.
  • Models team behaviors to frontline employees
  • Develops management skills through completion of Human Resource Journey to Management course and one additional management seminar
  • Assists manager with performance appraisals
  • Monitors, reads, documents, and interprets all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure proper function.
  • Serves as the resource for information for employees and customers
  • Cleans and decontaminates reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and mechanically.
  • Independently manage the department on off-shifts and week-ends or in the absence of the manager
  • 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. Serves as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to ancillary departments and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Participates in the coordination of all aspects of the department's services
  • Assumes responsibility for a surgical specialty ensuring that instrumentation is available and maintained in optimum working condition
  • 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. Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student Sterile processing technicians and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role. Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Collects, stores, and arranges for permanent storage of required records
  • Displays awareness of cost containment in the organization of work by using economy in time, motion, and material. Participates in the development of performance improvement activities. Participates as a team member and is accountable for their work responsibilities.
  • Practices solid verbal and written communication skills, and can articulate and translate to other care providers and 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.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Three years of central sterile processing experience required OR Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing program with two years of central sterile processing experience required.
  • Annual Project Required. Must complete 10 hours of continuing education to remain qualified as a Central Sterile Technician on an annual basis.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

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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