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Central Sterile Processing Technician, Sr. - Night

  • Job ID: 802909111
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 11pm - 730am
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Central Sterile Processing
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.36 to $25.72 / hour

Description

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring a full-time Sterile Processing Tech to work the Night Shift on our team!

We are currently offering a generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $5,000 for external Sterile Technician hires that come in with at least two years of prior Sterile Processing experience!
 
Night shift hours are 11p-730a. Training is typically about 10 weeks in duration, but is adjustable based on the individual's level of comfortability. Training shift hours are 7a-330p daylight, Monday through Friday.
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.
 
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. Assist in the daily operation of the department by resolving routine questions. Assists with the orientation of new personnel. Assume charge responsibilities in the absence of the department coordinator. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Conforms and adheres to department policies concerning decontamination, sterile processing, infection control and safety
  • Independently manage the department on off-shifts and week-ends or in the absence of the Coordinator.
  • Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
  • Prepares and assembles surgical tray and equipment following established tray listings for issue, storage, or further processing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitors, reads, documents, and interprets all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure proper function.
  • Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities
  • 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.
  • Participates in and coordinates performance improvement activities
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as may be required to meet emergency situations.
  • 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.
  • Assumes responsibility for a surgical specialty ensuring that instrumentation is available and maintained in optimum working condition.
  • 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.
  • Cleans and decontaminates reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and mechanically.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of, and is able to effectively troubleshoot, all decontamination/sterilization equipment.
  • Displays awareness of cost containment in the organization of work by using economy in time, motion and material
  • Develops and improves skills through initiative, attendance and participation at educational programs

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.
  • Two years of Central Sterile Processing experience required OR Graduate of an accredited surgical technician/sterile processing program with one year of central sterile processing experience required for Sr. level
    • We are willing to interview entry level candidates as we are equipped to train new techs! We offer paid, on the job, onsite training on day shift. Techs in training must be available to work daylight throughout the training period. 
  • Instrumentation and Equipment Specialized Knowledge.
  • 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 required at the time of hire for Sr. level, or within 18 months of hire or entry level 
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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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