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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Sterile Processing Tech Lead in Burien, Washington

Sterile Processing Tech Lead

St. Anne HospitalBurien, Washington

Requisition ID 2022-221696 Employment Type Full Time Department Sterile Processing Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Evening Weekly Schedule 3:00pm - 11:30pm Remote No Category Technician

Overview

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following additional benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Wellness Program

Responsibilities

Job Summary

  • Performs 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.

  • An incumbent oversees the work of staff in the absence of management, and assists in planning, organizing and administering the Central Supply Department. The work requires knowledge of the policies, procedures and equipment applicable to the work unit at appointment.

Essential Duties

  • Assists with staffing, planning and control of operational functions; assists and instructs in the supervision of specialized technical skill requirements and work performance in the department.

  • Works with management in developing quality monitors, in-service programs and orientation programs; assumes responsibility for the department in the absence of the Manager.

  • Assists in the investigation of problem areas and/or complaints with respect to intra- and inter-departmental operations.

  • Collects and decontaminates and cleans reusable equipment and/or supplies and associated storage units in accordance with department, manufacturer, and OSHA standards.

  • Assembles instruments, complex instrument sets, and other surgical items and kits by selecting the appropriate items, trays, instruments, and arrange them in the correct manner permitting effective sterilization using existing standard operating procedures and surgical case count sheets.

  • Sterilizes equipment in accordance with department, manufacturer, and OSHA standards using different agents, which may include steam, hydrogen peroxide, paracetic acid, ethylene oxide, and glutaraldehyde.

  • Performs periodic tests on autoclave effectiveness and maintains accurate sterilization records.

  • Maintains supply area and inventory levels.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Graduation from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management Course

  • One year of work experience as a Sterile Processing Tech required.

License & Certification

  • Current certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Health Care Central Service Material Management (IAHCCSMM) is required.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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