Location: Newark, Delaware
Technician I Sterile Processing (Newly Certified)
Full-time Evening shift 3 pm-11:30 pm | Monday - Friday or Sunday -Thursday |Some weekend coverage every 7-8 weeks.
Are you a newly trained and certified Sterile Processing Technician seeking to join our amazing Sterile Processing department? ChristianaCare is the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore; honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report and three times recognized as a Magnet Status Hospital.
When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions
Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
Paid parental leave
Free GYM membership/On-Site GYM
Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!
ChristianaCare is searching for a newly trained and certified Sterile Processing Technician to clean, inspect, sterilize, and decontaminate instruments for the Operating Room and other ancillary departments.
Follows instrument decontamination procedures, according to the checklist and guidelines.
Operates cleaning equipment (i.e. ultrasonic cleaner, washer decontaminators, cart washer), including all sterilization equipment and the cart lift.
Identifies, removes and replaces broken and improperly functioning surgical instruments.
Reassembles instruments into their assigned trays according to instrument tray list by configuration and number.
Locates missing items and instruments from instrument sets, instrument boards, bins, or extra instruments in the trays.
Uses knowledge and skills to utilize biological indicators in the sterilization process, adhering to quality control requirements.
Identifies, wraps, and labels items properly for steam and Sterrad sterilization.
Pulls case carts for surgical procedures and completes missing item slips for carts that are incomplete.
Restocks supplies in instrument, decontamination area, sterilization processing area, and case cart area according to checklist or par levels.
Communicates effectively with employees, patients, and visitors.
Works constructively with other members of the health care team.
Responds to emergency situations by notifying appropriate person and taking direction from the appropriate person.
Compliance with mandatory education requirements and mandatory tests by time given.
Maintains an attitude of helpfulness, courtesy, and cooperation toward others.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.
Ensures that par levels are met for sterile storage and the OR sterile instrument areas.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or equivalent and/or equivalent combination of education may be substituted.
0 - 24 months to one year of sterile processing experience with completion of a sterile processing program and working toward completion of 400 hours or recently certified