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Position : Sterile Processing Technician III
Job Category: Clinical Support, Operations & Education
Work location : Chattanooga, Tennessee
Job Segment : Sterile Processing, Instrumentation, Medicaid, Medicare, Public Health, Healthcare, Engineering
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.
Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption. There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.
Provides on-site support for the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted and ORC facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, DNV, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and the facilities’ goals and policies.
Uses developed skills and practical knowledge to perform scheduled and unscheduled tasks
Supports daily operations of all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes aligned with IPS professional standards and regulations.
Operates all mechanical machinery within the department such as, but not limited to, cart washers, instrument washers, steam sterilizers, low temp sterilizers, ultrasonic and drying cabinets within sterile processing.
Works independently and proficiently in all areas of sterile processing including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes aligned with IPS professional standards and regulations.
Reports broken and/or missing instrumentation and can anticipate replacement needs.
Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments.
Uses the implemented Track & Trace system established within the sterile processing department for all tasks and products processed.
Able to perform assembly on advanced instrument and vendor trays aligned with IPS quality and production standards.
Supports department needs and work assignments including, but not limited to, Navigator assignment.
Assists in training of, or serves as a trainer, for new employees with leadership direction.
Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to their Manager and or STERIS leadership if necessary.
Participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by STERIS in the facility.
Responds and supports requests made by STERIS leadership with ensuring requested instrumentation is prioritized and available for Customer needs.
Duties – cont’d
A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
2+ 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.
Must have and keep active the CRCST or CSPDT certification AND one of the following CIS/CSIS, CER/CFER certification, or the STERIS SPD Assessment. Both certifications must be maintained annually.
Must maintain certification by completing 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours each year.
Able to perform all job requirements of both a Technician I and Technician II.
Leadership discretion based on satisfactory performance, validation of skill level. Productivity, quality and attendance must meet company standards, including performance rating of successful or above in all areas.
STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics. We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers 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: Chattanooga
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