Surgical Services - Baystate Health

Req#: R28132
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Surgical Services
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Second

Sterile Processing Technician
Up to $2000 Sign on Bonus (prorated for part time), minimum 1 year experience.
Subject to change

To speak with a recruiter, please contact:
Robin Pollier
Sr. Healthcare Recruiter
413-262-5621
robin.pollier@baystatehealth.org
To schedule a call: http://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/speakwitharecruiteratbaystate@baystatehealth.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, is looking for a full time Sterile Processing Technicians in Springfield MA

SCHEDULE:
•   40 hours; evenings or nights

LOCATION:
•    BMC Campus
•    Springfield MA

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Sterile Processing Technician performs a variety of functions from decontamination of bio-hazardous material, to cleaning, inspection, assembly, and sterilization of various instruments and equipment according to the manufacturer's instruction and/or hospital protocol.  The decontamination process requires the application of knowledge regarding infection control and safety.  Decontamination utilizes automated processors and manual methods.  The inspection process requires attention to detail in the visual inspection of instruments and equipment after cleaning and before assembly.  In the assembly process, the technician is responsible and accountable for the correct assembly of instrument kits, therefore knowledge of surgical instrumentation is necessary.  The sterilization process includes the operation of steam, ethylene oxide, and low-temperature gas plasma sterilizers according to policies and/or manufacturer's instructions.

Strict adherence to sterilization parameters and accurate documentation of all the parameters associated with the sterilization process is required.  Quality indicators for all aspects of sterile processing are required to provide our customers with sterile, accurately assembled kits and case carts for surgical procedures.  These quality checks include biological and chemical monitoring of sterilization processes and review of all processing records for compliance.

The Sterile Processing Technician must have the ability to prioritize work assignments, work in a fast-paced environment and interact with peers, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals.  Maintenance of a clean, organized work area is essential for workflow.

All Sterile Processing staff is responsible for the inspection of sterile goods for package integrity and expiration date.  Various other clerical duties are performed in addition to the previously mentioned documentation

QUALIFICATIONS:
This position is part of a career ladder and level will be determined by the organization. Unless otherwise required by certification, licensure or registration, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the minimally required education and/or experience listed. 
Level I:
Required : 
High School Diploma or GED
Previous experience in sterile processing or perioperative environment preferred

Level II:
Required :
High School Diploma or GED 
1 year experience in the sterile processing department or entry level surgical technician

Level III:
Required:
High School Diploma or GED
Certified sterile processing technician 2 years minimum of work experience and certification in SPD

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY
We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.
 

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Certified Sterile Processing Technician – Other

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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