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Sterile Processing Technologist

Job ID SRMC-2105117 Date Posted 04/19/2021 Location Roseville, California Schedule/Shift Per Diem/ Variable
Position Overview:
POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction of a licensed nurse, the Sterile Processing Technologist participates in the patient/ family care and experience through teamwork, effective communication, basic care skills, and specialized skills in equipment and basic care to serve a defined patient population.

Principal Accountabilities

Community- Promotes a positive relationship between Sutter Health and the community.

Finance - Utilizes resources to deliver quality care in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Growth - Supports patient/family plan of care to achieve optimal transition and progression toward discharge for patient/family.

People - Participates as a member of the health care team in a professional manner according to the Standards of Excellence promoting a positive work environment.

Quality-Provides optimal care to patients' and family which is collaborative, evidence based and meets national/facility standards to achieve the best possible outcome.

Service - Cares for patient/family according to the Sutter Difference standards and activities ensuring the best patient/family experience.



Qualifications:
MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
BLS-HCP; Certification in specialty area required for some positions.  High School diploma or equivalency required.  Graduate of Sterile Processing Technician course work.  Receives on-the-job training to the point of competency.  Certification as a Registered Central Sterile Technician preferred on hired, or must earn within one year of hire date
Experience:
Current nurses assistant experience or outside agency experience in providing care to the specialty population of patients served in the respective area.  Demonstrated experience in Sterile Processing, Operating Rooms, Central Service and direct patient care. Allied health field is desired.
or
One (1) year Sterile Processing experience, or completion of a Central Service Technical Course, or related background in instrumentation, supply and equipment purchasing, nursing, or comparable area.

Knowledge:
Must have demonstrated knowledge of effective English written and communication, basic computer proficiency and basic dysrhythmia knowledge for specialty tech in critical care area or telemetry monitoring area. 
Knowledge of proper body mechanics is required.  Basic knowledge of microbiology and infection control required.  Thorough understanding of decontamination and sterilization of instruments required.  Knowledge of medical terminology is desirable.  Knowledge of surgical instrumentation, equipment, and terminology is desirable.  Computer skills are desirable.

Skills:
Under the direction of RN/LVN, manages multiple demands in an ever-changing environment. 
Must be able to effectively read, speak, write and understand the English language.  Must be able to lift a maximum of fifty (50) pounds - with or without assistance. Extensive standing, bending, stooping and walking.  Must be able to work in a fast pace, high activity area with constantly changing priorities.  Physical and mental ability to perform repetitious tasks with accuracy.  • Capability in troubleshooting and operating equipment (sterilizers, K-Thermia, K-Motors, PCA's, etc.)


Organization: Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Yes
Job Shift: Variable
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days,Other
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Per Diem
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem
Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted
Additional Location: Roseville, California

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

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