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Sterile Processing Tech, Easton, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

Sterile Processing Tech
Full-Time - Rotating Shift
Easton, MD

We are looking for talented professionals to join our extraordinary team at University of Maryland - Shore Regional Health.

At Shore Regional Health, you can learn, grow and make a lasting impact on patients and families. You'll experience the support of a collaborative work environment and a sense of collegiality unlike any other. Our comprehensive system has many locations and practice options to choose from throughout the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Inspects, assembles and prepares instrumentation for terminal sterilization in accordance with established sterile processing practices and standards.

Inspects instruments for cleanliness and proper functionality.

Assembles instrument trays and sets in accordance with specific requirements.

Wraps or packages and labels instrumentation for sterilization, properly, using established, generally accepted techniques.

Performs terminal sterilization activities in accordance with established procedures utilizing steam and plasma and related sterilization equipment.

Loads and unloads instruments and equipment from sterilizers properly, in accordance with established procedures.

Operates steam and plasma sterilizers and related equipment; recognizes equipment malfunctions and reports to Team Leader and Supervisor immediately. May perform routine maintenance and minor repair of equipment, as needed.

Monitors the sterilization process using mechanical, chemical and biological indicators.

Records data on items to be sterilized, identifying item , date, sterilizer and load. This may include computer data entry.

Complies with safety requirements regarding thermal and chemical exposure.

Performs endoscope cleaning utilizing endoscope processing equipment according to department and UMMC standards.

Cleans and restocks specialty equipment and carts as appropriate, in accordance with departmental procedures.

May dispense and deliver instruments and equipment to nursing departments and clinics.

Maintains an accurate record of supplies, instruments and equipment dispensed to account for use and availability. This may include computer data entry.

Collects, verifies, batches and forwards patient charge tickets and supply requisitions to data processing or other requester as appropriate.

Conducts supply inventory and follows procedures to restock as necessary.

Performs and/or assists with decontamination activities, which render supplies clean and safe for handling, in accordance with department standards and generally accepted decontamination practices.

Adheres to dress code required for decontamination activities.

Uses chemicals in proper dilution for effective cleaning and disinfection.

Operates mechanical equipment used in decontamination processes, by following detailed operating instructions.

Exercises safe handling practices in handling sharps to prevent personal injury or injury to others.

Performs routine cleaning activities to ensure a clean work environment and prevent internal cross-contamination.

Prepares and/or assists with preparation of patient care equipment for use and verifies proper function prior to redistribution.

Stores instrument trays and equipment in designated storage areas for distribution.
Stores items based on first-in, first-out (FIFO) in order to provide for appropriate stock rotation.

Cleans storage shelves as required to maintain a clean work environment.

Assists with retrieval of contaminated instrument sets from patient care areas for sterile processing.
Practices proper techniques in the containment and handling of contaminated instruments, supplies and equipment to prevent cross-contamination, in accordance with department standards and accepted safe and sterile handling practices.

Will perform related duties, as assigned and as necessary to support department function.

As a team member with Shore Regional Health, you'll experience:
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage.
  • Work Life Balance: You'll accrue generous paid time off; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistance program.
  • Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Physical Requirements: The ability to continuously and repetitively lift 50 pounds is required for consideration in this role.
  • Computer Proficiency: Must have basic computer proficiency for consideration in this role.
  • CSP certification must be obtained within one year of employment.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center