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Central Sterile Processing Technician

  • Job ID: 295962061
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Central Service
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.52 to $21.92 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland is seeking a Central Sterile Processing Technician to join their team of life-changers! This position will 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. Performs other duties as assigned or required. This position will work varying shifts including rotating weekends and holidays.

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.
  • Monitors, reads, documents, and interprets all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure proper function.
  • 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.
  • 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

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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