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Job Title:  ORC Sterile Processing Technician Lead

Req ID:  22935
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
Country/Region:  US
State:  NC
City:  Durham
Zip:  27703
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.

How You Will Make a Difference

To provide on-site support, training, and communication regarding the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted and ORC facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and the facilities’ goals and policies. Provides clinical operations support to customer facility pertaining to contracted management service and assists Sterile Processing Supervisor with daily operations in the Sterile Processing Department.

 

Uses developed skills and practical knowledge to perform scheduled and unscheduled tasks independently.  Provides direction to SPD Technicians I, II and III on workflow to maintain efficient daily operations.

What You Will Do

 

  • Supports daily operations and works proficiently in all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes aligned within IPS professional standards and regulations.
  • Assists Sterile Processing Supervisor with ensuring proper operational procedures are followed and completes required documentation/reporting.
  • Assists and collaborates with Sterile Processing Supervisor on new employee orientation, on-the-job training, in-service education and STERIS or facility quality assurance programs.
  • Responsible for directing and communicating department workflow and Technician work assignments.
  • Reports and troubleshoots broken or missing instrumentation and equipment and communicates low par levels of SPD consumable supplies.
  • Identifies and leads process improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for management of pegboard inventory.
  • Answers and responds to calls from the operating room and other end-users during assigned shift.
  • Ensures navigator assignments are completed or assigned.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes surgical needs to ensure timely delivery of sterilized instruments to customers or appropriate storage location.
  • Escalates facility/department issues or concerns to ensure proper resolution.
  • Supports development and training of Sterile Processing Technicians.
  • Supports and adheres to STERIS, facility and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to their Manager and or STERIS leadership if necessary.

What You Need to Be Successful

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
  • 3+ years of SPD experience with demonstrated proficiency in all SPD Technician responsibilities, including a solid proficiency and ability to work independently with all tray sets.
  • CRCST or CSPDT certification AND CIS certification or CSIS certification required. Where applicable, CER or CFER certification may be required instead of CIS or CSIS certification. Both certifications must be maintained annually.
  • Able to perform all job requirements of a Technician I, II and III.
  • Satisfactory performance, validation of skill level and ability to lead others in daily tasks and work flow required. Productivity, quality and attendance must meet company standards.

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 $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: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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