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Central Sterile Processing Technician (Multiple Levels)

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  2+ years of central sterile experience is required for bonus. Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • Full-time - $5,000 sign-on with 2 year work commitment

*Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program.

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring full time Central Sterile Processing Technicians. UPMC Presbyterian’s Central Sterile department is a fast-paced, controlled environment. We process an average of 77,000 instrument sets per year! We boast a robust career ladder and opportunities for advancement with a certification. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder, based on their individual experience and education. No experience is required for our entry-level title!

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Must have one of the following:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • 1 year of experience within UPMC
  • Must have one of the following:
    • Six months of healthcare experience
    • Currently enrolled in an Accredited Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Program
  • 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 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 required certification
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UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct