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Job Title:  Sterile Processing Technician II

Req ID:  22389
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
Country/Region:  US
State:  TN
City:  Chattanooga
Zip:  37404
Description: 

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Provides on-site support for the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facilities goals and policies. Position level will be determined by previous job related experience, performance and certification requirements. 

Uses developed skills and practical knowledge to perform scheduled and unscheduled tasks independently.

Duties

  • Supports daily operations of all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes aligned with IPS professional standards and regulations.
  • Operates all mechanical machinery within the department such as, but not limited to, cart washers, instrument washers, steam sterilizers, low temp sterilizers, ultrasonic and drying cabinets within sterile processing.
  • Works independently and proficiently in all areas of sterile processing including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage area processes aligned with IPS professional standards and regulations.
  • Reports broken and/or missing instrumentation and is able to anticipate replacement needs.
  • Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments.

Duties - cont'd

  • Uses the implemented Track & Trace system established within the sterile processing department for all tasks and products processed.
  • Able to perform assembly on advanced instrument and vendor trays aligned with IPS quality and production standards.
  • Supports department needs and work assignments including, but not limited to, Navigator assignment.
  • Assists in training of new employees with leadership discretion and direction.
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to their Manager and or STERIS leadership if necessary.
  • Participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by STERIS in the facility.
  • Responds and supports requests made by STERIS leadership with ensuring requested instrumentation is prioritized and available for Customer needs.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
  • 1 year of SPD or relatable experience (such as surgical or GI technician experience) and CRCST or CSPDT certification required OR 2 years of SPD or relatable experience (such as surgical or GI technician experience), obtaining CRCST or CSPDT certification within 12 months of hire. Certification must be maintained annually.
  • Must also obtain CIS or CSIS certification within 12 months of hire. Where applicable, CER or CFER certification may be required instead within 12 months of hire. Certification must be maintained annually.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with most trays and the ability to perform all SPD responsibilities without close supervision.
  • Able to perform all job requirements of a Technician I.        

Physical Demands  

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk, see and hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, push and/or pull up to 300 pounds on a cart or carriage.

Preferred Experience

  • Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred. 

Skills

 

STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.


Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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