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Sterile Processing Technician 1, 2, 3, 1.0 FTE, Days

PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Description

Description

Over 130 years ago, the Sisters of St Joseph came to the northwest corner of the Puget Sound to open a small community hospital. Fast forward to present day and PeaceHealth St Joseph is the sole community hospital and Level 2 trauma center, providing care to the North Puget Sound area. 

PeaceHealth is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Night position. We are able to place new caregivers on the appropriate level, based on any Sterile Processing experience. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get their foot in the door in healthcare, as we have an extensive training program available. 

The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $21.57 – $32.38. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

SCHEDULE: 7a-330pm, Tues-Sat 

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Job Summary

Responsible for operating autoclaves and other equipment to clean, decontaminate and sterilize instruments and equipment, including power equipment as applicable. Also responsible for inspecting and assembling instruments, trays and packs.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the coordination, assembly and distribution of supplies, equipment and instruments for surgical cases.
  • Re-stocking inventory.
  • Cleaning, decontaminating, disassembling and sterilizing instruments and supplies.
  • Collaborates with the Perioperative Nursing staff to provide sterile instrument sets and equipment in an accurate and timely manner. Assist in maintaining consistent and continuous workflow, providing superior customer service.
  • Operate a variety of sterilization equipment.
  • Clean and maintain department equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma Preferred: or equivalent

Experience

  • Preferred: Completion of a National Central Service Technician course and/or six months experience as a Sterile Process Technician

Credentials

  • Required within 1 Year: Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician  
  • Required within 1 Year: Certified Registered Central Service Technician

Skills

  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications. (Required)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications in English. (Required)

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment, frequently.
  • Lift/Carry: Frequently up to 5 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 10 lbs. force.
  • Reaching frequently.
  • Squat/ kneel occasionally.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.