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Ctrl Sterile Processing Tech

Description

UPMC Northwest Hospital
Flex Full Time


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. 
  • Documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues. 
  • 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
  • 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 as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
  • Cleans and decontaminates reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and mechanically.

Qualifications

  • High school Graduate or equivalent.
  • Six months of healthcare experience or 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.


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