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Sterile Processing Tech - Full Time - Evenings

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   5/24/2017
Job Title: 
Sterile Processing Tech - Full Time - Evenings
Job Category:   Clinical:Central Supply Svcs/Sterilization
Location:   Federal Way
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Sterile Processing Tech - Full Time - Evenings** **Description** CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! 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. Essential Duties: 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 and one year of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in an operating room, acute care hospital or central services department preferred. 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. Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. **Job** Materials Management/Supply Chain **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-FEDERAL WAY-ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** 5pm-1:30am **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2016-R0077744
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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