UnityPoint Health

Sterile Processing Technician I

Requisition ID
2021-99013
Category
Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Logistics
Location
US-IA-Dubuque
Address
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
City
Dubuque
Department
Sterile Processing - CS
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Evenings, 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, with rotation to 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm and 10:00 am - 6:30 pm as needed, for 80 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a weekend rotation. This position does take call on the holiday and weekend as well.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Sign-On Bonus: $5,000 for qualifying applicants!

 

Work hours will be primarily 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, with rotation to 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm and 10:00 am - 6:30 pm as needed, for 80 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a weekend rotation. This position does take call on the holiday and weekends as well. 


This position is responsible for collecting, identifying, inspecting, cleaning, assembling, processing and sterilizing patient care equipment and medical supplies in support of all hospital and clinical areas for the care, diagnosis and treatment of patients.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

  

 

Responsibilities

Sterile Processing

  • Demonstrates understanding of decontamination, disinfection, inspection, assembly and sterilization procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of infection control principles, Spaulding’s classifications, aseptic techniques, medical/surgical procedures and terminology.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation names and using the instructions for use to care and handle the instruments.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of use of the sterilizers and washer disinfectors.
  • Demonstrates the ability to independently perform qualification series testing on autoclaves in the Sterile Processing department.
  • Gathers, reprocesses, and delivers medical surgical equipment to all areas of the hospital.
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures. Must be able to listen to instruction, translate it into activity, and reproduce what is taught.
  • Understands and uses the appropriate level of disinfection and sterilization methods for the product being processed to ensure there is no damage to the product and to ensure there is no contamination to the environment.
  • Must be able to disassemble and assemble general instrument trays/sets for nursing units and clinics. Must be able to recognize when all instruments are in proper working order.
  • Ability to complete Case Cart assembly.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

High School graduate

 

Experience:

 

 

 

 

Minimum training period of 1 year to become proficient in job

Experience working with instruments in a hospital or health related field

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

 

Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English fluently
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of decontamination and sterilization processes
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of infection control principles
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of surgical grade instrumentation names, and care and handling techniques
  • Must have knowledge and ability to use computer applications

 

Other:

 

 

 

·        Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position

·        Demonstrates the ability to use office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and software for timekeeping, education, Human Resource information, the event reporting system, and the email system

 

 

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