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Job Title:  Sterile Processing Technician

Req ID:  32567
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

Does an opportunity to work in healthcare excite you? 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. No prior experience in Sterile Processing? Everyone must start somewhere! We make sure you are trained in all facets of Sterile Processing to set you up for success and career advancement.  

 

Our Sterile Processing Technicians take pride in their work because they know it plays an important role in patient safety. 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.
  • Learns and trains in all assigned areas, such as, but not limited to decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage area 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.
  • Able to perform assembly on basic instrument trays aligned with IPS quality and production standards.
  • Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments. 
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to their Manager and or STERIS leadership if necessary.
  • Reports broken and/or missing instrumentation.
  • 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.

What You Need to Be Successful

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
  • 6 months - 1+ years of SPD or transferrable experience required.
  • Must obtain CRCST or CSPDT certification within 12 months of hire.
    1. Must maintain certification by completing 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours each year.
  •  Basic computer skills and aptitude.
  • Medical instrument knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of sterilization and processing equipment preferred.
  • Ability to work daily in a fast-paced, high pressure Healthcare Service environment.
  • Awareness of LEAN concepts and ability to translate this in the work environment preferred.
  • Communicates in a professional manner to all hospital staff, Customers and company employees via all forms of communication.
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate flexibility to work in all areas of the department to meet production demands.

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:  32567
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37402


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