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CommonSpirit Health Sterile Processing Tech Lead in TACOMA, Washington

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 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

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 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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Requisition ID 2021-180311

Employment Type Full Time

Department Sterile Processing

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Evening

Standard Hours 1500-2330 Monday-Friday

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center

Location WA-TACOMA

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.

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