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Sterile Processing Tech

Company: St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. -As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits: Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the companyPaid Time Off (PTO)Health/Dental/Vision InsuranceFlexible health spending accounts (FSA)Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsTuition Assistance for career growth and developmentCare@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needsEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your familyVoluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft Adoption AssistanceWellness ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!
Responsibilities
Job SummaryPerforms efficient and meticulous decontamination/sterilization of surgical instruments and equipment, as well as inspecting and assembling surgical instruments, equipment, trays, and packs according to prescribed protocols and industry standards for aseptic technique. - Depending on assigned hospital, incumbents rotate assignments among various decontamination sterilization processing, surgical tray assembly, supply and distribution functions in a continually changing medical and surgical facility. - Work also includes: 1) tray assembly, 2) assisting in recordkeeping and monitoring equipment operations, 3) maintaining department inventory and 4) identifying and reporting supply, equipment, and procedure problems and 5) dispensing equipment and supplies. -Incumbents are also accountable for demonstrating awareness of personal and work area safety at all times; using evidence-based practices (EBP) and complying with facility safety policies and procedures in carrying out duties including those for blood borne pathogens and communicable diseases and; keeping knowledge current on aseptic techniques and basic microbiology sufficient to understand the ways diseases and infections are transmitted and the importance of clean and sterile supplies in patient care; attending training in new and improved sterilization practices and developments in the microbiology, bacteriology, and therapeutic practices as they affect the sterile supply operation.
Qualifications
Education & ExperienceGraduation from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management Course (preferred) and one year of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in an operating room, acute care hospital or central services department preferred. -Licensure/CertificationCurrent certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Health Care Central Service Material Management (IAHCCSMM) at hire or within six months of date of hire; OR Current certification as a Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing.Education & ExperienceGraduation from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management Course (preferred) and one year of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in an operating room, acute care hospital or central services department preferred. -Licensure/CertificationCurrent certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Health Care Central Service Material Management (IAHCCSMM) at hire or within six months of date of hire; OR Current certification as a Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing.

Keywords: St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Sterile Processing Tech, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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