Sterile Processing Technician 2, Nights

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(4/11/2024 8:08 AM)
Job ID
2024-69146
Shift
Night
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code
743 Clerical
Union Bid Open Date
4/4/2024
Union Bid End Date
4/11/2024

Job Description

Join UChicago Medicine, as a Sterile Processing Technician in the Sterile Processing Department.  

 

Sign-On Bonus Available 

 

In this role as a Sterile Processing Technician II, you will be responsible for preparing OR surgical case carts, decontamination, assembly and sterilization of reprocessable supplies, equipment and surgical instruments. In this role, you will be responsible to know all modalities of sterilization as well as monitoring of the sterilization process. Our staffing plan requires CSP personnel to work between all processing areas as well as rotate to all shifts and work holidays and weekends. You will work with instrument management systems and other related technology.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Follows proper procedure to clean and decontaminate instruments, trays, supplies, and equipment received from patient care areas. Reports any unsafe conditions, defective or missing instruments and/or equipment immediately to the supervisor or designee and removes such item(s) from processing or returning to service. Properly operates cleaning and sterilization equipment, such as, cart washers, sonic cleaners, washers, sterilizers, and heat-sealing.

  • Demonstrates proper knowledge and understanding of all chemicals, detergents, and other cleaning and/or disinfecting agents used in the department.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skill in assembly of trays and peel packs, to include identification of contents, internal chemical indicators, lot control numbers, wrapping, labeling and methods of sterilization. Monitors and documents according to procedure all required information for each sterilization load and sterilizer.
  • Required to participate in the department Quality Improvement Plan, as needed. Appropriately handles all sterilized items when placing them in storage and identify any breaks in the integrity of the package. Re-stocks shelves in Sterile Storage and other areas to maintain defined PAR levels of all supplies, instrument trays, and other items maintained in inventory.
  • Transports clean and soiled case carts between the operating rooms and Sterile Processing. Transports additional instrumentation as needed between Peri-operative
    Services and CSP areas. Maintains cleanliness and appropriate supply levels at workstations in all areas of department.
  • Follows organizational wide and unit specific safety, security and infection control standards.
  • Must successfully complete National or International Certification as Sterile Processing Technician (with 18 months of employment). After certification is obtained, independently maintain certification credentials through continuing educational credits or recertification testing.
  • Participates in required education programs, orientation and training courses to maintain competency in job skills, knowledge and equipment through such things as in-services, etc.
  • Respects the rights, privacy and property of others at all times, including confidential information of patients, according to administrative policies and applicable laws and regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Must have knowledge of hospital equipment, supplies, surgical instrumentation, and medical terminology
  • Must be able to appropriately and effectively react to requests for emergency supplies
  • Must be a clear communicator 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of working in Central Sterile Processing
  • Knowledge of hospital equipment, supplies, surgical instrumentation, and medical terminology
  • Basic computer skills

Licenses/Certifications

  • Sterile Processing Certification required (CRCST or CSPDT) within 18 months of employment

 Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-Time 1.0
  • Shift: Evening, 11pm-7:30am
  • Unit/Department: 377706, SPD- Mitchell
  • CBA Code: 743 Clerical

Organizational Overview

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Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.

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Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

 

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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