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Central Sterile Processing Technician (Full-Time) - UPMC Passavant

Description

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ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Full-Time Central Sterile Processing Technician to support the Sterilization Department at the McCandless location. 

 

We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented candidates with an ambition for learning new skills every day. UPMC Passavant’s Sterilization Department is a unique “family-oriented” department. Day-to-day, this team works with the common goal to assure the best surgical outcomes possible. Though Sterile Processing may not work directly with patients, it is an extremely vital department of the hospital. The Central Sterile Processing team plays an extremely important role in preventing hospital-acquired infections during surgical procedures.

 

At UPMC Passavant, we take pride in developing all technicians to advance through the career ladder. This is a great opportunity to start or continue your career within surgical services and healthcare.

 

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! Candidates external to UPMC with 2+ years of Central Sterile Processing experience are qualified to receive this Sign-On Bonus.

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $5,000 with a 2-year commitment to a Full-Time position

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

 

Shift Details: We are primarily looking for candidates to work our 2nd shift although other shifts may be available. These positions will work rotating weekends and holidays. Hours may vary and shift details will be further discussed during the interview. Orientation and training for this position will take place during the 1st shift upon hire.

  • 1st shift – 7:00am-3:30pm
  • 2nd shift – 3:00pm-11:30pm
  • 3rd shift – 11:00pm-7:30am

 

The Central Sterile Processing Technician is a valued step in the UPMC Central Sterile Processing Technician Career Ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and patient care experience.

 

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.  Performs other duties as assigned or required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • 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.
  • Conforms and adheres to department policies concerning decontamination, sterile processing, infection control and safety.
  • Cleans and decontaminates reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and mechanically.
  • Prepares and assembles surgical tray and equipment following established tray listings for issue, storage, or further processing.
  • Monitors, reads, documents, and interprets all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure proper function.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of, and is able to effectively troubleshoot, all decontamination/sterilization equipment.
  • 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.
  • Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
  • Displays awareness of cost containment in the organization of work by using economy in time, motion and material.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Develops and improves skills through initiative, attendance and participation at educational programs
  • Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as may be required to meet emergency situations
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Housekeeping, housekeeper, sterilization, janitor

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. 

 

  • Act 34 with renewal

 

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities/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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