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Job Title:  Sterile Processing Technician

Req ID:  31330
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37402

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.

Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.  There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.

How You Will Make a Difference

Are you ready to join a global organization and industry leader in Sterile Processing that provides endless opportunities to grow your career? If you’re looking for a rewarding career where you can make an impact on the health and safety of those around you, we’d love to discuss you joining our team as a Sterile Processing Technician. 

 

Our Sterile Processing Technicians take pride in their work because they know it plays an important role in patient safety, and every patient is someone’s loved one on the table. Safe procedures start with clean instruments. Our Sterile Processing Technicians work behind the scenes of healthcare facilities in a fast-paced environment, impacting patient safety without being patient facing. When healthcare facilities need the help of product experts, they call us because they know our Technicians are continuously trained on industry best practices.

What You Will Do

  • 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.
  • 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.Reprocess surgical trays post-surgery; ensuring they are decontaminated, cleaned, inspected, sterilized, correctly assembled within a timely manner and ready for the next case
  • Operate sterile processing washers, sterilizers, ultrasonic and drying cabinets
  • Participate in regular on-site training

What You Need to Be Successful

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
  • One 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, CER/CFER, or STERIS Assessment certification within 12 months of hire. Certification must be maintained annually.
    1. Must maintain certification by completing 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours each year.
  • 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.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • 1 year Sterile Processing experience with CRCST or CBSPD certification or 2 years’ experience
  • CRCST or CBSPD certification (or willing to complete within 12 months of hire)

What We're Offering You in Return

STERIS is a global organization offering full time opportunities to join our growing team. We offer benefits including Medical/Vision/Dental, Paid Time Off, and a 401(k) with company match.

 

Our motto in the Sterile Processing Department is simple: 100% complete, 100% sterile, 100% on time. As a Sterile Processing Technician, you play a crucial role in making sure we live up to that standard. If you’re looking for the chance to impact dozens of people a day, and you want to further your career with a company that offers several opportunities for career development, click the apply button below. Let’s create a healthier and safer world, together.

 

STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers 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.

Req ID:  31330
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37402


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