The certified sterile processing technician works independently to clean, decontaminate and assemble all reusable instrumentation and patient care equipment. This position requires and prepares equipment/instruments for sterilization and operates cleaning and sterilizing equipment according to established departmental procedures. The technician prepares and monitors sterilized instruments and pulls supplies for the operating room case cart system. This position assists in maintaining accurate inventories of supplies and replenishes and maintains stock levels for the Surgical Case Cart Room. This position performs periodic physical inventories as directed and maintains a clean and safe workplace. This position completes all other duties as assigned by lead technician/supervisor or manager. This position is a flexible position that often requires various shift coverage when staff is needed.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED; college associate's degree preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified Registered Central Sterilization Technician (CRCST) or CBSPD within 18 months of hire. Technicians are responsible for maintaining their certification. Certification is mandated by the NJ DOH.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year of experience with sterile processing, materials management, as a surgical scrub technician or in a healthcare-related field is preferred. The potential employee must able to read, write in and speak English fluently.
Demonstrates the ability to perform the department-specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool. Exhibits the core behavioral competencies as listed on the Assessment and evaluation tool.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances and potential injury. This position requires extensive walking, standing and lifting. Demonstrates the ability to push and pull weights in excess of 90 pounds with assistance. Lifting, pushing and pulling of weights 30 to 90 lbs, or greater, with assistance a majority of the time also required. Essential functions of this position are listed on the department-specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
This position reports to the SPD supervisor and takes direction from the SPD lead processing technician.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Whether you lead an active life or love leisure, you’ll enjoy working and living in the beach communities of New Jersey’s southeastern shore.
Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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