Steris Sterile Processing Technician in Raleigh, North Carolina
Our Mission: At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.
Who we are: STERIS is a growing provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services through our family of wholly owned subsidiaries, including: IMS, US Endoscopy, Albert Browne Limited, Eschmann Holdings Limited and Synergy Health Limited, among others.
SUMMARY Provides on-site support for the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facilities goals and policies. Identifies, disassembles, cleans and correctly reassembles instruments used for various surgical procedures.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES • Perform instrument processing functions according to written Standard Operating Procedures. • Identify, disassemble, clean and correctly reassemble instruments used for various surgical procedures. • Verify and accurately document missing instruments according to written SOPs. • Ensure that each instrument is in good working order prior to placing in tray for OR use. • Assembles and maintains accurate peel pack inventory. • Pick procedural case carts in accordance with the OR schedule, including medications in accordance of procedure pick tickets. • Ensure personal performance efficiency and quality criteria are maintained. • Knowledgeable of steam, VHP (Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide) and ETO (Ethylene Oxide) sterilization, hand and automatic washer operation and that of other related Central Sterilization unit equipment. • Effectively interface with Operating Room personnel and others as appropriate. • Keep work area neat and clean. • Make recommendations to management for possible improvement. • Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE Relevant experience preferred. Some knowledge of how various instruments are used during surgical procedures preferred. .
EDUCATION High school diploma or GED required. Associates degree preferred. Instrument Technician Certification required through either IAHCSMM or CBSPD preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES • Quality-oriented. • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of a hospital, including Operating Room staff. • Detail-oriented. • Must have good manual dexterity. • Able to multitask. • Operation of personal computer including corporate software (PRMS). • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and coworkers. • Ability to read and understand applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None
WORKING CONDITIONS Normal work conditions will vary and will include exposure to office, sterile processing department, and operating room environments. Will come into contact with blood and body fluids. Must be willing and able to wear and use personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to the work environment. PPE may include gloves, liquid proof gowns, and face protection. This list is not all inclusive. Requires vaccinations in accordance with hospital guidelines. Requirements will vary by client location.
TRAVEL REQUIRED None
STERIS plc is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 14,000 employees worldwide. We are dedicated to providing our Customers with innovative infection prevention, decontamination, and health science technologies, products and services. Visit https://www.steris.com/about/careers/ to learn more.
STERIS plc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law. We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.
We assure you that your opportunity for employment depends solely on your qualifications. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation(s) to complete this application and/or during the interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources department at 440-392-7047.
Requisition ID: 15298